Cover Osteuropa 4-6/2021

In Osteuropa 4-6/2021

Human Rights as a Danger in Foreign Policy

Petr Drulák

Deutsche Fassung


The idea of human rights is undeniably an achievement. After the terrible atrocities that the tyrannical dictatorships of the 20th century inflicted on their citizens, it can hardly be denied that every human being is entitled to the protection of his or her life, dignity, and property, and that every state has to ensure this. And yet, this is an ominous idea that must be rejected as a matter of principle.

(Osteuropa 4-6/2021, pp. 259–264)