Equal rights

October 21, 2020

BLM Series: The Making of Human Rights

The Black Lives Matter series continues with Miss McPartland presenting the different theories as to the establishment of human rights before analysing Dembour's protest school of thought in more detail. Providing strong historical and present day evidence (putting the article in the context of the BLM movement), it is argued that the protest school of thought is the most accurate and relevant theory behind the establishment of human rights. The article then moves on to a deeper analysis- combatting potential and regularly raised arguments against the use of protest and violence before ending with, it might be said a slightly negative but realist, conclusion that Dembour's protest school of thought will always be relevant.