30127 - The strategic value of the Rights of Humanity

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Vicky Baklessi

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While the Rights of Humanity belong naturally to the framework of Human Rights and consequently to the International Law since they apply to the global level through the Charter of the United Nations Organization, they have a strategic value because they incorporate the notion of genocide and provoke consequences and cost to those who have committed a crime of this category. They have though a reinforced property since their context enables a real defense of Humanity which works before the crime. In other words the Right of Humanity act protectively and not only therapeutically. From the moment there are serious indications such as the first stages of the eight phases of Stanton, an effective defense can be organized against barbarity which is about to commit a crime. With this notion the Rights of Humanity play a role before the crime and not only after, as the UN Charter. Their ability exploits the indications and does not wait for the proof. So the innocents are protected and not only the victims. This element consists of an innovation for their protection.