Society’s duty to push for recognition of human rights

Source: FMT News

Expert on social democracy dismisses Malaysia’s arguments for not signing the UN Covenant of Civil and Political Rights.

PETALING JAYA: It is the peoples’ obligation to push their governments to recognise universally acknowledged rights, says renowned authority on social democracy Thomas Meyer.

Speaking to FMT, Meyer said political values of social justice are universal values, which governments needed to cater for, if they wanted the support of the people.

He said this when asked if social democratic aspirations could be achieved in Malaysia even though the country was not a signatory to the United Nations’ International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights.

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