I attended a seminar this afternoon in connection with the Human Rights Days (14th-16th of November) here in Stockholm, the biggest Nordic convention on human rights.
One issue that especially caught my attention was the discussion centering on a gap in the view on economic and social rights versus the “higher” status of civil and political rights. As human rights are declared (and reasonably so) interdependent, interrelated and indivisible: why this gap?
It goes to show that there is a gap – one we need to close if we wish for a dignified life for all humans – between what should be and what is.
Which makes me ask the question: is this (see the picture below) not a human right?
It requires economic means and social rights for me to be able to sit in my apartment and enjoy this.
I would love any comments.