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The Jurisprudence of Human Rights<sup>*</sup>

Jerome J. Shestack

in Human Rights in International Law

Published in print June 1986 | ISBN: 9780198255406
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681592 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255406.003.0003
The Jurisprudence of Human Rights*

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This chapter reveals and deepens our understanding of jurisprudence through philosophical inquiry. It is particularly valuable in directing attention not only to the definition of ‘rights’ but to sources and theories which have generated the multitude of claims considered in various quarters to be ‘rights’. These philosophical underpinnings promote deeper insight into the norm-making process and the transformation of claims and ‘weak’ rights into ‘hard’ rights. Teaching suggestions, syllabus, and bibliographies are provided at the end of the chapter.

Keywords: human rights; jurisprudence; philosophical inquiry

Chapter.  20595 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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