Justifying Universal Human Rights

In this article Ackerly sets out a method of justification for a universal theory of human rights that is able to identify human rights and responsibilities in patterns of human rights violations that are experienced by individuals and by classes or catagories of people. She concludes with an outline of the responsibilities for human rights that would correspond to this view. The theory justifies a view of responsibilities and duty- bearers that is enlarged beyond those anticipated by an entitlement-based theory of human rights.

Justifying Universal Human Rights
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