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Human Rights Violations cause Dehumanization.

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Okay, so I was planning on aiding a fellow debater maximize his impact, which is human rights violations, with a link to dehumanization.

 

Is there any cards that say that Human Rights Violations lead to dehumanization, or should I explain a logical argument that explains it?

 

I feel like evidence would be best, though.

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This is really just an impact card to dehumanization, but you can tag it to make it represent human rights. I don't think anybody will actually argue against the internal link. Disregarding HUMAN rights is, by definition, deHUMANizing someone. 

 

The degradation of human rights is the root cause of war and genocide – when humans are reduced to objects, any atrocity is justified.

Berube, 1997(Berube, David. Professor. English. University of South Carolina. “Nanotechnological Prolongevity: The Down Side.†1997. http://www.cas.sc.edu/engl/faculty/berube/prolong.htm.)

 

Berube 97 – [David M., Professor of Communication Studies at University of South Carolina., “NANOTECHNOLOGICAL PROLONGEVITY: The Down Side,†http://www.cas.sc.edu/engl/faculty/berube/prolong.htm]

This means-ends dispute is at the core of Montagu and Matson's treatise on the dehumanization of humanity. They warn: "its destructive toll is already greater than that of any war, plague, famine, or natural calamity on record -- and its potential danger to the quality of life and the fabric of civilized society is beyond calculation. For that reason this sickness of the soul might well be called the Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse.... Behind the genocide of the holocaust lay a dehumanized thought; beneath the menticide of deviants and dissidents... in the cuckoo's next of America, lies a dehumanized image of man... (Montagu & Matson, 1983, p. xi-xii). While it may never be possible to quantify the impact dehumanizing ethics may have had on humanity, it is safe to conclude the foundations of humanness offer great opportunities which would be foregone. When we calculate the actual losses and the virtual benefits, we approach a nearly inestimable value greater than any tools which we can currently use to measure it. Dehumanization is nuclear war, environmental apocalypse, and international genocide. When people become things, they become dispensable. When people are dispensable, any and every atrocity can be justified. Once justified, they seem to be inevitable for every epoch has evil and dehumanization is evil's most powerful weapon.

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Sacrificing human rights risks genocide 

Hoffman, International Executive Committee of Amnesty International Chair, 4

(Paul Hoffman is the Chair of the International Executive Committee of Amnesty International. He is a civil rights and human rights lawyer with the Venice-based law firm of Schonbrun, DeSimone, Seplow, Harris & Hoffman LLP, Published Nov 2004, “Human Rights Quarterlyâ€, p. 932-955, JB)

 

History shows that when societies trade human rights for security, most often they get neither. Instead, minorities and other marginalized groups pay the price through violation of their human rights. Sometimes this trade-off comes in the form of mass murder or genocide, other times in the form of arbitrary arrest and imprisonment, or the suppression of speech or religion. Indeed, millions of lives have been destroyed in the last sixty years when human rights norms have not been observed.

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Oh wow. Recent, and also involving the wording. Thank you!

Sacrificing human rights risks genocide 

Hoffman, International Executive Committee of Amnesty International Chair, 4

(Paul Hoffman is the Chair of the International Executive Committee of Amnesty International. He is a civil rights and human rights lawyer with the Venice-based law firm of Schonbrun, DeSimone, Seplow, Harris & Hoffman LLP, Published Nov 2004, “Human Rights Quarterlyâ€, p. 932-955, JB)

 

History shows that when societies trade human rights for security, most often they get neither. Instead, minorities and other marginalized groups pay the price through violation of their human rights. Sometimes this trade-off comes in the form of mass murder or genocide, other times in the form of arbitrary arrest and imprisonment, or the suppression of speech or religion. Indeed, millions of lives have been destroyed in the last sixty years when human rights norms have not been observed.

 

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