The Crisis of Human Rights: Discrimination Against Non-Citizens 

The basic idea at the heart of human rights is that all human beings are equal:  equal in rights – equal in human dignity.   This idea is universally accepted and believed.  At the same time another idea – the idea that we are separately citizens of different countries is also a feature of the modern world – and the way it is practised has led to enormous discrimination and violation of human rights.  In reality people, as a matter of law, have different fundamental rights even though we believe that all human beings are equal.

Source: The Crisis of Human Rights: Discrimination Against Non-Citizens – Beyond Foreignness

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