Human Rights

English afternoon tea in York, England.

Perpetual Peace

More than 200 years ago in the year of 1795, the German philosopher Immanual Kant published Toward Perpetual Peace. In it, Kant, along with 6 preliminary articles that described steps to be taken immediately, proposed 3 definitive articles that are designed to permanently end all hostilities, and provide a foundation for perpetual peace: The civil constitution in…

Sipping a rosé by the Pont Alexandre III in Paris, France.

Just and Effective Law

If the punishment for parking on double yellow lines were death, and therefore nobody did it, would that be a just and effective law? I was reading somewhere that if the punishment for parking on double yellow lines were death, and therefore nobody did it, would that be a just and effective law? Aside from…

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

The Right to Rebel

Roughly 20% of all nations have included the right to resist in their constitutions. There is little written however on how the people can acquire the means to do so. When things go beyond reason, arms is perhaps the only talk. The legal arms-bearing entities in a nation, which usually consist of the law enforcement and national defence, often report directly to the…