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The Effects of Rights

Penney Lewis

in Assisted Dying and Legal Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212873
eISBN:
9780191707063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212873.003.3
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Medical Law

The presentation of a multitude of conflicting and seemingly irresolvable rights-based claims suggests the need to examine more closely the phenomenon of rights-based arguments in the context of ... More


Messages from the Front Line: Parliamentarians’ Perspectives on Rights Protection

Carolyn Evans and Simon Evans

in The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606078
eISBN:
9780191729720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606078.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Drawing on research relating to the Australian Federal Parliament, this chapter examines the argument that the new statutory bills of rights encourage parliaments to play a more significant role in ... More


Rights, History, Critique

Martti Koskenniemi

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/9780198713258.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Rights are an inextricable part of contemporary domestic and international legal speech. They appear in political manifestoes and professional vocabularies and they are used to defend agendas of ... 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


Liberal Fragments

Eric T. Freyfogle

in Our Oldest Task: Making Sense of Our Place in Nature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226326399
eISBN:
9780226326429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326429.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explores the dominant moral frames embraced in the United States and similar cultures, frames that recognize moral value in humans alone among species (human exceptionalism), that ... 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


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


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


Perfection at the Cost of Excellence: Implications of Disability-selective Abortions

Smitha Nizar

in The Contradiction in Disability Law: Selective Abortions and Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199466658
eISBN:
9780199087174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466658.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The wider implications of prenatal tests and disability-selective abortion in an already prejudiced society against persons with disabilities have been analysed in this chapter. Scientific ... More


Doing Without an Original: A Commentary on Martti Koskenniemi

Annabel Brett

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/9780198713258.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

It is only by stepping out of ‘human rights’ that we can properly see what is involved in claiming them. Both our rights, and we ourselves, are the product of history, a history of language that is ... More


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