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Global Basic Rights$
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Charles R. Beitz and Robert E. Goodin

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199604388

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604388.001.0001

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Human Rights, Responsibilities, and Climate Change*

Human Rights, Responsibilities, and Climate Change*

(p.227) 11 Human Rights, Responsibilities, and Climate Change*
Global Basic Rights

Simon Caney

Oxford University Press

Shue’s analysis of climate change makes very little use of the concept of rights in general, and basic rights in particular. This chapter suggests that a rights-centred approach provides a fruitful way of thinking about climate change, and argues that anthropogenic climate change jeopardizes fundamental human rights. This prompts the question ‘who is duty-bound to uphold these rights’? An account of the responsibilities generated by these rights is developed, which is then contrasted with the account defended by Shue.

Keywords:   Henry Shue, Basic Rights, climate change, human rights

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