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Human Rights Unbound: A Theory of Extraterritoriality

Lea Raible


This book develops a theory of extraterritorial human rights obligations in international law. It links debates on human rights theory with those relating to extraterritoriality and merges accounts of economic social and cultural rights with those of civil and political rights. It advances four main arguments aimed at changing the way we think about extraterritoriality of human rights. First, it is argued that the questions regarding extraterritoriality are really about justifying the allocation of human rights obligations to specific states. Second, the book shows that human rights as found i ... More

Keywords: international human rights law, human rights, extraterritorial human rights obligations, jurisdiction, human rights theory, political philosophy, interpretation, political power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198863373
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198863373.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lea Raible, author
Lecturer in Public Law, University of Glasgow