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Paradigms of International Human Rights Law

Aaron X. Fellmeth


This book explores the legal, ethical, and other policy consequences of three core structural features of international human rights law. Specifically, it analyzes the causes and consequences of its focus on individual rights instead of individual, corporate, or state duties; the framing of rights into categories of substantive rights and nondiscrimination rights; and the division of rights into positive and negative right types. In Part I, the book explains the types of duties available to supplant or supplement individual rights, and considers the advantages and disadvantages of incorporatin ... More

Keywords: human rights law, negative, positive, discrimination, duties, ethical

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190611279
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611279.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aaron X. Fellmeth, author
Professor of Law and Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, Sanday Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University