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Human Rights and Human Well-Being$
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William Talbott

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173482

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173482.001.0001

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Liberty Rights and Privacy Rights

Liberty Rights and Privacy Rights

(p.308) THIRTEEN Liberty Rights and Privacy Rights
Human Rights and Human Well-Being

William J. Talbott (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter briefly reviews the evolution in decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court of what was originally identified as a privacy right but is now correctly identified as a liberty right against legal paternalism. The chapter uses the main principle to trace the contours of what this right should include: (1) right to religious freedom; (2) a right to sexual freedom; (3) a right to reproductive freedom; (4) a right to refuse medical treatment, including a right to refuse extraordinary care and to be removed from life support; (5) a right to marry that includes same sex marriage; (6) a right to suicide and assisted suicide in certain end-of-life situations. The chapter also explains why there should be human rights to spatial privacy and informational privacy.

Keywords:   autonomy, drug prohibitions, good judgment, informational privacy, main principle, Odysseus phenomenon, rights to privacy, religious freedom, reproductive freedom, sexual freedom, suicide, slavery contracts

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