Search Results for: Martin A. Lee and Gloria Channon

Jul 1 1989

Invisible Victims

Most mainstream human rights organi­zations place a de facto priority on ques­tions of physical integrity and violations of political and civil rights. Social and eco­nomic rights are addressed only insofar as they have a direct bearing on the political and civil issues; labor organizing, for ex­ample, is a form of free association, and restraints on culture often involve restraints on conscience and expression. The empha­sis on civil-political rights reinforces the dominant US media tendency to define human rights far more narrowly than the UN Universal Declaration. Social, economic and cultural rights are treated as distinctly lesser categories of rights, if […]