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This central tradition in human rights reflects social contract theory (discussed in Chapter 1). However, natural law theory also understands abuses as breaches of the ‘natural order of things,’ regardless of who commits them. Some of the earliest international human rights law – such as the many treaties of the ILO protecting workers’ rights since 1919, and the Slavery Convention of 1926 prohibiting the activities of non-state actors in the slave trade 44 – reflects this understanding of human rights as something anyone can violate.
P Alston, ‘Ships Passing in the Night: The Current State of the Human Rights and Development Debate Seen Through the Lens of the Millennium Development Goals’, Human Rights Quarterly 27(3) (2005) p 807. 42 effort to find the most effective modes of action in a globalized world. Means/ends It is often, if not always, the case that the means by which human rights goals are pursued are just as important as the desired ends. The way an NGO works, or a system of democracy is established, or a trial is conducted will have an impact on the desirability, durability and the legitimacy (and, perhaps, morality) of the outcome.
Both ‘modes of action’ may be necessary and complementary. 15 Rather than acting as a check on the state, some NGOs, notably in the development and humanitarian sectors, provide services (sometimes as formal sub-contractors) that could be considered the responsibility of states. Human rights NGOs may, for example, provide training for police. Such relationships carry dangers for civil society: they 49 Different rights make a whole Owning rights, retaining meaning ‘[Human rights] has infiltrated the United Nations and other international/regional institutions, governments, civil society organisations and NGOs.
A work of genius on ideilogical foundations of Bolshevism by S. L Titarenko