A generally understood and accepted theory of human rights can serve to regulate all interaction between people in any situation, jurisdiction, or time so that everyone’s fundamental rights are protected. Its effect would be like the “rules of the road” that have regulated the interaction of people when behind the wheel of a vehicle on the public road as they follow their individual intentions. These rules are virtually the same the world over, enabling a person from one country to drive in any other. A credible theory of rights also has the potential for worldwide application. As well, it would provide a standard for judging the laws and behaviour of governments. To be credible to every person the theory must have the kind of intellectual integrity as science or mathematics. It must define fundamental rights.
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