Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Human Rights in the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter briefly discusses some issues of human rights addressed by the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, in particular those arising in connection with certain questions of international law. "In Christ the Lord, the Church indicates and strives to be the first to embark upon the path of the human person". In the Encyclical Pacem inTerris Pope John XXIII inaugurated a long series of contemporaneous papal pronouncements on human rights". In his teachings, John Paul II, not only indefatigably spoke up for human rights and strove for their implementation but also promoted them particularly systematically. In this respect, the Church's efforts were and remain especially important as humanity and the Church continue to be aware of the fact that on the international and internal planes "[t]he solemn proclamation of human rights is contradicted by a painful reality of violations".

Keywords: catholic church; human dignity; human rights; international law; Pope John XXIII

10.1163/ej.9789004153837.i-1236.149
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004153837.i-1236.149
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Promoting Justice, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution through International Law / La promotion de la justice, des droits de l’homme et du règlement des conflits par le droit international — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation