HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE AGE OF NEO-LIBERALISM
By Saransh Sharma
It is common to assume that international human rights are a neoliberal phenomenon. It is in some part true as well since both ideas of market fundamentalism and the human rights revolution took place at the same time. The neoliberal guru, F.A Hayek propounded the ideas of classic liberalism so as to solve the economic crisis. Most of the world economies are run on neo-liberal ideas. The idea of human rights must not be merely rhetorical to the welfare of the people. It is essential that both the economic model as well as the human rights regime of a nation is a powerful companion. In this article, an attempt is to analyze neoliberal theory vis-à-vis human rights regime and analyze how the free-market economy ideology interacts with human rights and whether free-market further or deter human rights.
Keywords: Neoliberalism, Human rights, economics, political theory.
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