Zbigniew Brzezinski, 1928-2017

“We cannot have that relationship if we only dictate or threaten and condemn those who disagree.”


Trip: Cagbalete – May 2017

#TIL The paradox of human rights and states


The state is entrusted to uphold, protect, and promote human rights, but the state is also the greatest violator of human rights. Some states, however, do more harm than good – states based on the rule of law that enshrines international human rights principles are less likely to violate human rights than those which are not based on the rule of law (in theory and practice) or based on legal systems that do not adhere to international human rights principles.