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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*

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

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604388.003.0011

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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