Where the laws are derived from? Certainly. They are derived from human observation and testing. All physical laws are simply statements that we have made based upon observation of the world around us. Outside of our own heads, the "laws of thermodynamics" have no meaning. Thermodynamics does, the laws that we created to explain thermodynamics do not.Tell me, do you "believe" in the laws of thermodynamics? Can you show me where they are derived from?
To put it bluntly rights have no reality in the world.
Rights are CREATED, as a legal fiction, to put limits on the otherwise unrestrained uses of power.
Anita Dunn's hero, Mao, had unlimited power...and the Chinese had no rights.
By your standards you may claim they had a right to life....they did not, because the only function of a right is to limit the power of the sovereign over his subjects.
You may seek to impose your concept of rights on the world. To do so effectively means making war on those sovereigns who reject your vision. This is what the United States is doing in Iraq and Afghanistan. If successful, those people will be GRANTED rights they never had before.
There's no magic about rights. They're NOTHING BUT a CONCEPT.
Let's say you're right....er correct. Mao then violated the "rights" of 30,000,000 chinese.