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Rights as Security: The Theoretical Basis of Security of Person

Rhonda Powell

Abstract

The right to security of person is widely recognized but little understood. Courts, legislatures, scholars, and others disagree about how the right to security of person should be defined. This book investigates the meaning of the right to security of person through an analysis of its constituent parts: security and the person. Applying an original conceptual analysis of ‘security’, it is argued that the right to security of person imposes both positive and negative duties. Also, to identify the interests to be protected by the right, we need a theory of personhood or well-being such as Amarty ... More

Keywords: security, rights, right to security of person, human security, capabilities approach, human rights law, human rights theory, positive duties

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199589111
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199589111.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rhonda Powell, author
School of Law, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Senior Lecturer