Maryland Journal of International Law: Stephen P. Marks' "The Past and Future of the Separation of Human Rights into Categories"

Read this article. In his introduction, Marks touches on the classic dichotomy between civil and political and economic, social, and cultural rights. After a brief discussion of the historical, political, and legal contexts for this differentiation, the author rejects this differentiation in favor of an alternative understanding of human rights. In essence, human rights need to be considered holistically to ensure their protection and promotion.