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Tom Campbell, Jeffrey Goldsworthy, and Adrienne Stone

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199264063

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264063.001.0001

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Human Rights: The Shifting Boundaries

Human Rights: The Shifting Boundaries

(p.17) 1 Human Rights: The Shifting Boundaries
Protecting Human Rights


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This chapter investigates the best means of protecting and promoting human rights. It identifies which human rights are being discussed. It examines the reason for choosing these human rights rather than other possible rights as human rights. It provides a definition of human rights. It considers some ways in which to constrict and contain the boundaries of human rights and mentions its expansionism. It determines the roles that human rights are to have in the decision-making processes and what their form and content should be.

Keywords:   human rights, expansionism, conceptualism, empiricism, positivism, philosophism, moralism, contextualism

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