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Does the West still value human rights universally in light of its dismissal on Khashoggi's death?

The West used to be the loudest voice advocating for human rights. But Western governments' evasive stances on the horrifying death of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi government dissident, suggest this is no longer the case. In the light of huge economic links and political turbulence, are human rights still valued in western civilization?
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Yes, the universal norm of human rights still holds strong in the West

Human rights were originated in the West and established as a form of cultural dominance.

Yes, despite that Western countries and non-Western countries perceive human rights differently

Human rights in Western standard might not be accepted by other cultures.

Human rights are majorly expressive of Western values and norms

The concept mainly represent Western interests. Explore

Different countries set different goals in pursing human rights

For non-developed nations, human rights would slow down the pace of rapid economic development. Explore

Hard to say, because promoting human rights globally is complicated

There lies an array of predicaments.

Denial of human rights obligations is difficult to punish

The effectiveness of measures, such as sanctions, and under what conditions, is debatable. Explore

The importance of civil and political versus economic and cultural rights is debated.

International norms are contradicting local cultural or social values sometimes. Explore

Western nations cannot interfere with domestic affairs of others.

There is the fine line between human rights cooperation and infringe on autonomy. Explore

Not exactly, Western governments' positions on honouring human rights are selective

The West would not honour human rights consistently if facing the risk of upsetting economic allies.

The West feels threatened by economic growth in developing countries.

Human rights norms were formed as political diplomacy after WW2 by the West.

Western nations would comprise human rights in exchange to economic gains

Western nations increasingly dispute the importance of civil rights versus economic gains. Explore

No. Western governments are hypocrites on so-called belief in human rights

Western governments are holding double or multiple standards on the human rights diplomacy.

This page was last edited on Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 14:22 UTC