Are human rights universal or political?

Adrian de León
9 min readJan 30, 2024

This first post of the newsletter, will focus on shining a light on what we mean by ‘human rights’. What are the moral foundations of human rights, and are they political?

The newscycle is peppered with mentions of human rights, and most importantly, human rights violations, both on a national and global scale. Of course, the ongoing humanitarian tragedy/genocide in Gaza, as the morbid stage for the conflict between Israel and Hamas, is at the…

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