When, if at all, should a person forfiet his or her human rights? Watch

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after reading a ton of news reports, and seeing similar stories on tv, I began to wonder.. One in particular stood out, where a father lost his son to a street fight. He went on to say that 'the murder should be imprissoned in a 5 square foot cell, with no windows, no toilet, no liesure, until he rots away' or something very closely along those lines.

Do you think what has emerged as basic human rights, should ever be forfieted as a result of a crime, or do you think regardless of the offence, a person's rights should be maintained at all cost?
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To me, the whole concept of human rights means that they are inalienable. HR are certain rules regarding how human beings need to be treated; forfeiting HR because of something you have done completely goes against the concept.

OFC, with the newspapers attributing everything to the Human Rights Act these days, people throw around the word HR in casual chat without any thought to what the word actually means. People seem to blame the prisoner's 'human rights' whenever someone gets found not guilty, even if HR aren't at all relevant.
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Human rights cannot be given up. End of.
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Never.
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A person should never give up their human rights!
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Never.
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As long as they're human. So, if you get some weird Even Horizon/Alien kind of setup, I guess they could lose them then.
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Never.
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I would, but only during war time if it was for a greater good and future.
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to all who've said that they should never be given up then, would it be safe to assume you're against capital punishment also? Are they one and the same?
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I think a person's human rights should be relinquished if they have taken them away from someone else. For example if someone imprisons an innocent human being, beats them to a pulp, denies them basic nutrition/sanitation etc... why should they be deserving of them?
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Murder, Rape, Terrorist attack, Plotting murder, Engaging in genocide.

Humans don't do these things: monsters do. So why should they have human rights?
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(Original post by PeeWeeDan)
Murder, Rape, Terrorist attack, Plotting murder, Engaging in genocide.

Humans don't do these things: monsters do. So why should they have human rights?
:rolleyes:

OP - They should be given up when they die.
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Without due process of law - never.
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