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Protecting Human Rights: Instruments and Institutions

Tom Campbell, Jeffrey Goldsworthy, and Adrienne Stone


This volume addresses two issues surrounding human rights in both law and politics. First, it considers the content and form of human rights. What is and what is not to be counted as a human right, and what does it mean to identify a right as a human right? Secondly, it considers the implementation of human rights. What are the most effective and legitimate means of promoting human rights? Both of these issues raise profound moral questions within legal and political philosophy. The contributions within this volume address the conceptual and moral issues deriving from the expansion of rights d ... More

Keywords: human rights, moral questions, political philosophy, rights discourse, institutional mechanisms

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199264063
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264063.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Campbell, editor
Professorial Fellow, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University

Jeffrey Goldsworthy, editor
Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, Monash University

Adrienne Stone, editor
Fellow, Law Program, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University

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