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Philosophy of Human Rights: A Systematic Introduction

By Anat Biletzki (NHC Fellow, 2014–15)

Human Rights

New York: Routledge, 2019

From the publisher’s description:

An introductory text to the philosophy of human rights, this book provides an innovative, systematic study of the concepts, ideas, and theories of human rights. It examines the principal philosophical issues that arise in specific areas of rights, such as women’s rights, minority rights, or disability rights, and addresses the human rights aspects of world problems such as global poverty and humanitarian intervention. Along with the presentation of these established subjects, the book provides a vibrant critique of both the liberal fundamentals of human rights and the legal and political aspects of the concrete practice by individuals and organizations.

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Biletzki, Anat (NHC Fellow, 2014–15). Philosophy of Human Rights: A Systematic Introduction. New York: Routledge, 2019.