Las Torres de Lucca. International Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol 2, No 3 (2013)

Human Rights from historical victims. Critical analysis from liberation’s intercultural ethics

Juan Matías Zielinski


We will focus our analysis on of the concept of ‘Human Rights’ from the perspective of liberation’s intercultural ethics. We will present a Latin American human rights program from the particular point of view of historical victim’s life oppression.  In order to achieve this objective, we will summarize some of the most important elements of Enrique Dussel’s liberation ethics and Raúl Fornet- Betancourt’s intercultural ethics. In a first step, we will present the historical memory of victims -memoria passionis- and repressed memory of liberation projects -memoria liberationis- as fundament of intercultural ethics. In a second step, we will present the principle of oppression -principium oppressionis- and principle of exclusion -principium exclusionis- as fundament of liberation ethics. .