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In Pursuit of Human Dignity: An Introduction to Current Debates

Christopher McCrudden

in Understanding Human Dignity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265642
eISBN:
9780191760389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The discussion of human dignity raises such complex issues, and the issues that current scholarship now considers central to its understanding is so daunting that we are in danger of not being able ... More


Understanding Human Dignity

Christopher McCrudden (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265642
eISBN:
9780191760389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The concept of human dignity has become central to political philosophy and legal discourse on human rights, but it remains enigmatic. Understanding Human Dignity is a book of original essays by a ... More


Human Rights between Religions, Cultures, and Universality *

Olivier Roy and Pasquale Annicchino

in The Cultural Dimension of Human Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199642120
eISBN:
9780191770401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642120.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Human Rights are traditionally understood as a set of universal, inalienable, and individual rights. Nevertheless different histories, political interests, and cultural contexts have contributed to ... More


Human Rights in a Posthuman World

Upendra Baxi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198061762
eISBN:
9780199080212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198061762.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This book discusses and combines the different reflections on the human rights theory in the contemporary human condition, which was delineated by the discourses on development, terror, and the ... More


Human Rights, Natural Rights, and Human Dignity

A. John Simmons

in Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199688623
eISBN:
9780191768101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688623.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores various foundational accounts of human rights theory. It considers centrally the accounts of Jeremy Waldron and Charles Beitz. It suggests that a natural rights account can ... More


Rescuing Proportionality

George Letsas

in Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199688623
eISBN:
9780191768101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688623.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This chapter addresses the normative foundations of the principle of proportionality, as used in human rights adjudication. The first part of the chapter mounts a critique against the orthodox ... More


The Illogic of Cultural Relativism in Global Human Rights Debate

Lea Brilmayer and Tian Huang

in The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2014: Volume I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190270513
eISBN:
9780190271909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270513.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The most important debate in contemporary human rights theory is between the universalist position that all people have identical rights and the cultural relativist claim that rights exist only in ... More


Could the Progressive ‘Hardening’ of Human Rights Soft Law Impair its Further Expansion?: Insights from the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Léticia Villeneuve (ed.)

in Tracing the Roles of Soft Law in Human Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198791409
eISBN:
9780191833878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791409.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter points out that although the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is an important milestone, its adoption was also opposed by four important countries: Australia, ... More


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