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(p. 22) 2. Justifications 

(p. 22) 2. Justifications
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(p. 22) 2. Justifications
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Samantha Besson

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198767237.003.0002
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date: 26 August 2019

This chapter discusses the importance of justifying human rights, particularly in response to critics. It explains the following: why we need to justify human rights; what it means to justify human rights; what the different justifications for human rights may be; and what some of the implications of the justifications of human rights may be for other key issues in human rights theory.

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