Protecting Human Rights: Instruments and Institutions

Hardcover | October 30, 2003

EditorTom Campbell, Jeffrey Goldsworthy, Adrienne Stone

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This volume addresses two important issues surrounding human rights in both law and politics. First, it considers the content and form of human rights. What is and what is not to be counted as a human right, and what does it mean to identify a right as a human right? Secondly it considers theimplementation of human rights. What are the most effective and legitimate means of promoting human rights? Both of these issues raise profound moral questions within legal and political philosophy. The contributions within this volume address the conceptual and moral issues deriving from theexpansion of rights discourse and explore the variety of institutional mechanisms that may be adopted to protect and further human rights. At the same time, they illustrate the complex relationship between defining human rights and adopting particular modes of institutional implementation.

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This volume addresses two important issues surrounding human rights in both law and politics. First, it considers the content and form of human rights. What is and what is not to be counted as a human right, and what does it mean to identify a right as a human right? Secondly it considers theimplementation of human rights. What are th...

Tom Campbell is Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University. Jeffrey Goldsworthy is Professor of Law in the Faculty of Law, Monash University. Adrienne Stone is a Fellow in the Law Program at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:366 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:October 30, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Adrienne Stone: IntroductionPart I: Conceptual Boundaries and Functions of Human Rights1. Tom Campbell: Human Rights: The Shifting Boundaries2. Larry Alexander: Freedom of Expression as a Human Right3. Mark A. Nolan and Penelope J. Oakes: Human Rights Concepts in Australian Political Debate4. Robin West: Human Rights, Rule of Law, and American ConstitutionalismPart II: Democratic Foundations5. Richard S. Kay: Rights, Rules, and Democracy6. Julie Debeljak: Rights and Democracy: A Reconciliation of the Institutional Debate7. David Tucker: Representation-Reinforcing Review: Comparing Experiences in the United States and Australia8. James Allan: A Defence of the Status Quo9. David Dyzenhaus: Aspiring to the Rule of LawPart III: Institutional Designs10. Mark Tushnet: Non-judicial Review11. Janet L. Hiebert: Parliament and Rights12. George Williams: Constructing a Community-Based Bill of Rights Model13. Jeffrey Goldsworthy: Judicial Review, Legislative Override, and Democracy14. Dianne Otto: Addressing Homelessness: Does Australia's Indirect Implementation of Human Rights Comply with its International Obligations?15. Steven Curry: Indigenous Rights16. K. D. Ewing: The Case for Social Rights