The Heart of Human Rights

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-11-20
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Author Biography

Allen Buchanan is the author of eleven books and over one hundred-fifty articles. His work is mainly in Political Philosophy, Philosophy of International Law, and Bioethics. He currently divides his time between Duke University, King's College London School of Law, and the University of Arizona.

Table of Contents


Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: A Pluralistic Justificatory Methodology for Human Rights
Chapter Three: The Task of Justification
Chapter Four: The Case for a System of International Legal Human Rights
Chapter Five: An Ecological View of The Legitimacy of International Legal Human Rights Institutions
Chapter Six: The Problematic Supremacy of International Human Rights Law
Chapter Seven: The Challenge of Ethical Pluralism
Chapter Eight: Conclusions

Appendix One: Non-Rights Norms in Major Human Rights Documents
Appendix Two: Results of the Investigation

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