A student has asked a great question about coming up with a new thesis on Human Rights:
"If my thesis needs to be based be on such a statement that nobody has researched before how am I going to find resources for backing my statement?"
Students always find it challenging coming up with totally new theses on topics that have been widely discussed, sometimes for generations, in a paper.
It's not that your thesis is so new that it's totally unheard of! (It could be this of course, and that would be great!) but that your thesis ADDS something that perhaps others have not specifically thought about or explicitly stated.
This is why corroboration is very important. Let's say, for example, that you want to argue that Human Rights do not exist, and that they are just versions of civil rights. This is not a new argument; many have argued this before, such as Alasdair Macintyre, etc. However, you could ADD something to what Macintyre is arguing, but including your own observations. In such as case, you would have corroborating evidence from those who argue in favour of this position, and then you could give YOUR reasons why Macintrye is correct (or wrong, in your view).
If you did something like this, for example want to agree with Macintyre, then this would be your thesis: "Why Macintyre is correct on the question of human rights" for example.
Hope this helps! Let me know what you think.