Rich Nations’ Responsibility
When we look at the worldwide issues, it seems quite appropriate to create a manifesto of the rights to food151 in the face of starvation, which entails some responsibilities on the part of the so-called superpowers, who spend so many resources on weapons of destruction.
It will have to be recognized that many of the poorer inhabitants of the world will not be able to exercise their manifesto rights for some time, due in part to the unwillingness of people in the developed lands to recognize correlative duties.152
Kieran Cronin rightly pointed out that the majority of the inhabitants of the Third World countries do not have the ability to enjoy basic goods through their own efforts, and are not in a position to make effective claims against those in a privileged position.
For example, there are several kinds of human rights violations in Myanmar such as religious freedom restriction and forced labors. This is needed to claim for religious freedom, that human rights should be claim-rights. Cronin said, “There is
one further assumption that must be made: for human rights to be truly claim-rights and thus to have a strict correlativity with duties imposed on named individuals and groups, there must be a widespread acceptance of the normative relationship
stemming from one’s sharing in a common humanity.”153
It is important that the world should not keep silence regarding the crisis of other countries, especially those containing the oppressed and persecuted. There is need of a global movement for world freedom.