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On Human Rights$
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James Griffin

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199238781

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238781.001.0001

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My Rights: But Whose Duties?

My Rights: But Whose Duties?

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On Human Rights

James Griffin (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter addresses the question of who bears the duty correlative to a human right. It discusses primary duties correlative to a human right, defined as the duties with the same content as the related rights; and secondary duties — those more loosely connected to human rights. AIDS in Africa is used as an example to show further how hard it can sometimes be to identify the duty-ower.

Keywords:   human rights, duties, AIDS, Africa

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