Human Rights Violations and the Question of Responsibility

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Human Rights Violations and the Question of Responsibility
Introduction
Today, in the early 21st century, people in Western nations are dealing with the complex ethical dilemmas of human rights in ways we have not had to do for a generation. While at one time questions of human rights and their violations could be considered at a “safe” distance - with the most extreme examples occurring in some totalitarian country far away, or at a remote distance in the past as with the Nazis or the era of Stalin and Mao – today we are confronted with the possibility of violations of human rights by agents of our own countries in the conduct of the “war on terror”. Within this environment, the issue of human rights and their violation is closely...
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