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Public Rights, Private Relations

Jean Thomas


This book develops a theoretical framework for the application of human and constitutional rights among private actors. It begins with the observation that our most fundamental interests, which are protected by human and constitutional rights in relation to the state, are increasingly also jeopardized by powerful private actors–the abuse of workers in export processing zones in developing countries, the undignified treatment of elderly people in care homes in the developed world, or the dangers for internet users’ privacy arising from the control of their data by private companies are some pro ... More

Keywords: rights, constitutional rights, human rights, public, private, rights theory, corporate power, corporate social responsibility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199677733
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677733.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean Thomas, author
Faculty of Law, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario