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Quite Enough (Still): Human Rights in (Times of) Crisis

Florian Hoffmann

in The Struggle for Human Rights: Essays in honour of Philip Alston

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780198868064
eISBN:
9780191914454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868064.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Public International Law

This contribution engages with the current wave of fundamental critiques of human rights by both the populist political right and different quarters of the academy, a predicament Philip Alston has ... More


Reflections on Human Rights and Power

Pablo Gilabert

in Human Rights: Moral or Political?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198713258
eISBN:
9780191781704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713258.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores the tensions between the normative ideal of human rights and the facts of asymmetric power. First, it reconstructs and assesses important power-related worries about human ... More


Dwelling in Possibility: Ideals, Aspirations, and Human Rights

Kimberley Brownlee

in Human Rights: Moral or Political?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198713258
eISBN:
9780191781704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713258.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

One putative test for human rights is feasibility. This chapter questions the merits of this test. First, it distinguishes two different notions of feasibility. One is that of in principle ... More


Reflections on Human Rights and Power: A Commentary

Elizabeth Frazer

in Human Rights: Moral or Political?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198713258
eISBN:
9780191781704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713258.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This commentary focuses on two elements of Gilabert’s argument. These are, first, the account of and treatment of the question of the ‘existence’ or otherwise of human rights, and second, the use of ... More


In What Sense Should Respect for Human Rights Be Attainable?: A Response to Brownlee

Rowan Cruft

in Human Rights: Moral or Political?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198713258
eISBN:
9780191781704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713258.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter initially disputes Brownlee’s claim that because human rights are ideals, they cannot be subject to feasibility requirements. The chapter goes on to consider an alternative, more complex ... More


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