There are different views on the precise nature and role of human rights. The concept may be viewed as negative rights, offering protection against state interference and abuse of government power, or as also including positive rights involving protection against other private entities and claims of benefits from the state. The concept of human rights is closely related to ethics and morality. In this, rights that reflect the values of a community will generally have the most chance of successful implementation. Regardless, international human rights law concerns the relationship between the individual and the state, which constrains the state in what it can do and how it should use its resources. The main purpose of international human rights law is to protect individuals. Human rights law differs from other fields of international law in several regards. First, state consent to human rights is, arguably, difficult to explain in terms of solving common problems of cooperation or coordination between states. Unlike other fields of international law, human rights law primarily serves idealistic ends, not particular national interests. Second, states may promote and protect human rights within their territory without necessarily coordinating their efforts with other states. Third, although human rights law becomes entangled in international politics, it contradicts the traditional premise of international law that how a state treats its own citizens is a matter of domestic jurisdiction.1 When a state violates a human rights norm, no other state directly suffers harm. Rather, the primary concern of human rights law is what happens inside a state.