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Human Rights: Moral or Political?$
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Adam Etinson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198713258

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198713258.001.0001

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Doing Without an Original

Doing Without an Original

A Commentary on Martti Koskenniemi

(p.61) 1.1 Doing Without an Original
Human Rights: Moral or Political?

Annabel Brett

Oxford University Press

It is only by stepping out of ‘human rights’ that we can properly see what is involved in claiming them. Both our rights, and we ourselves, are the product of history, a history of language that is at the same time a history of politics and conflict.

Keywords:   history of human rights, history of international law, critique of rights, history and philosophy, methodology of history

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