Hope as a human right

hopeA court ruling speaks to the primacy of hope.

Hope is an important and constitutive aspect of the human person.  … To deny them the experience of hope would be to deny a fundamental aspect of their humanity and, to do that, would be degrading.

via Even life prisoners should have hope and a chance to change | Dirk van Zyl Smit | Comment is free | theguardian.com.