OBSERVING THE PRINCIPLE “live in a way that enables all others to live as well” means respecting the intrinsic right to life and well-being of all the people and all the things that inhabit the planet. But rights without responsibilities are empty claims. Rights are meaningful only when people meet the responsibilities entailed by those rights.
There are specific responsibilities attached to human rights in all spheres of life and action: the personal sphere, the business sphere, and the civic or political sphere. Observing them constitutes the last, but by no means the least, of the new imperatives of our time.
The responsibilities that face us in the personal sphere of our life ...