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Legislative Recognition and Implementation

Carl Wellman

in The Moral Dimensions of Human Rights

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199744787
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199827138 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744787.003.0010
Legislative Recognition and Implementation

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This chapter assesses the legislative recognition of human rights. Basal human rights ought to be recognized and entrenched in a written constitution in order to protect them more firmly. But derived human rights usually ought to be recognized by legislation, especially when they are very specific or need to be applied to rapidly changing circumstances. This chapter also assesses the legislative implementation of human rights, both moral human rights and international human rights.

Keywords: legislation; recognition; Implementation; Basal human rights; derived human rights; entrenched; written constitution; changing circumstances

Chapter.  5806 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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