“The Right of Self-Defense and the Organic Unity of Human Rights – Part III” by David Little

Landscape Photo of Mountains Under Gray Sky,eberhard grossgasteiger, Pexels (CC0) This article is part of our “Self-Defense and Human Rights” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. This is the third installment of a four-part essay in which Dr. David Little develops a unified theory of human rights based

“The Right of Self-Defense and the Organic Unity of Human Rights – Part II” by David Little

Landscape Photo of Mountains Under Gray Sky, eberhard grossgasteiger, Pexels (CC0) This article is part of our “Self-Defense and Human Rights” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. This is the second installment of a four-part essay in which Dr. David Little develops a unified theory of human rights

“The Right of Self-Defense and the Organic Unity of Human Rights – Part I” by David Little

Landscape Photo of Mountains Under Gray Sky,eberhard grossgasteiger, Pexels (CC0) This article is part of our “Self-Defense and Human Rights” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. This is the first installment of a four-part essay in which Dr. David Little develops a unified theory of human rights based

“Public Rhetoric, Human Nature, and Human Rights” by Mathew D. Garcia Scruggs

Pixabay (License) Natural law and human rights language is directly connected to discussions about human nature. Public rhetoric describing specific communities often shapes our discussions about the way natural law and human rights are applied to those communities. Given the current U.S. presidential administration’s public rhetoric about Latinx and undocumented communities, it is important to

“Acknowledging the Moral Courage of Refugees and Responding in Kind” by Jason Grubbs

Pixabay (License) During a speech at the United Nations on September 23, 2019, President Trump stated that “protecting religious freedom is one of my highest priorities.”  This claim, however, has some advocates of threatened religious minorities crying foul. They argue that Trump has not made good on his promise, citing his ever-shrinking limit on the

“Islam and Women’s Rights: Postcolonial Challenges” by Shannon Dunn

Wall, Arabic, Alhambra Image (Pixabay) This article is part of our “Natural Law, Human Rights, and ‘Unalienable Rights” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s formation of the Commission on Unalienable Rights has generated controversy among human rights advocates, in part because of the

“A Natural Law for Queer and Racial Justice” by Craig Ford

Image by Robert Jones from Pixabay This article is part of our “Natural Law, Human Rights, and ‘Unalienable Rights” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. In this brief essay, I propose that the natural law and social justice traditions can together form a powerful partnership that champions anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-homophobic causes.

“Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Nonhuman Environment” by Dana Lloyd

Cover Image: Mouth of the Klamath River on the Pacific Ocean, Del Norte County, California / Wikimedia. This article is part of our “Natural Law, Human Rights, and ‘Unalienable Rights” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. The Trump Administration’s new Commission on Unalienable Rights, recently convened by Secretary of

“The Many Voices of Human Rights” by Linda Hogan

Miquel Barceló’s ceiling at the UN headquarters in Geneva. United States Mission Geneva / CC BY-ND 2.0 This article is part of our “Natural Law, Human Rights, and ‘Unalienable Rights” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. The Commission on Unalienable Rights has already generated significant criticism, much of it

“A Natural Law Basis for Human Rights?” by Hans-Martien ten Napel

Image retrieved from Pixy (CC0). This article is part of our “Natural Law, Human Rights, and ‘Unalienable Rights” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. Attempts by the United States State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights to identify a subset of proper “unalienable rights” within the broader category of human