Establishing fundamental rights
Synonyms: Protecting fundamental rights
Description: Widening the recognition of everyone's rights within the interdependent processes of decision-making at every level. The effect is that as statements of those fundamental rights which are already accepted are made and disseminated, more universal statements of the covenant's statutes will become necessary and possible.
Context: An integral part of codifying unifying covenants through creating a fresh awareness of fundamental caring for all.
Implementation: Tactics include: interdependent premises to state the basic rights of life and to reveal the linking relationship between separate entities, such as using resources and pollution control; international code to put into international law the facts of the interdependent rights and provide a way for its dissemination; local constitution to provide, on a community level, a framework in which fundamental rights will be guarded; social controls to educate the citizenry in their rights and to regulate the exercising of these rights; and identify deficiencies to provide a structure whereby inequities and deficiencies in the establishment of fundamental rights can be identified and analysed. An example is the codifying of the [UN Declaration of Children's Rights] which has served as a checkpoint on values and procedures for adults in many situations.
Type Classification: C: Cross-sectoral strategies