Cultural Differences: Cultural Injural And Cultural Morality, And Human Rights

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Human rights are the rights that a person has for the sake of being human (Donnelly, 2003), these rights are human rights because they only apply to humans. Every human being, regardless of race, religion and gender has a claim these rights. The term right can be interpreted in different ways according to different aspects such as the central moral and the political senses. In the sense of rectitude, the term right refers to as the right thing to do, the entitlement aspect suggests that a right is having a right to do something. Human rights are established by human needs, such as the right to basic health care, it is something that all humans need, and it is up the government to provide basic health care to all human being. Human rights ground moral claims because they apply to anyone from any cultural background or religion, Donnelly argues that human rights are not culturally comparative because culture is not the issue in the development of human rights practices and is not essentially against or for any human rights. Donnelly states, “No culture or comprehensive principle is by nature suited or unsuited with human rights. It is a matter of what certain people and societies make and do with their cultural possessions”. (Donnelly, 2003 . P107)

There is no connection to human rights and Kant’s theory of duty for the sake of duty, human rights are based on the needs of humans, they are not necessarily derived from morals because morals can be different according to

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