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Caring autonomy : European human rights law and the challenge of individualism

Author: Katri Lõhmus
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingom : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Despite its absence in the written text of the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Court of Human Rights now regularly uses the concept of autonomy when deciding cases concerning assisted dying, sexuality and reproductive rights, self-determination, fulfilment of choices and control over body and mind. But is the concept of autonomy as expressed in the ECtHR reasoning an appropriate tool for  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katri Lõhmus
ISBN: 9781107081772 1107081777
OCLC Number: 898273667
Description: xi, 246 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Choosing autonomy --
2. What informs the ECtHR? The origins of the concept of individual autonomy --
3. Expressions of individual autonomy --
4. Autonomy, individualisation, and the emergence of the problem of trust --
5. Autonomy, law, and trust --
6. Caring autonomy --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Katri Lõhmus.
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Caring Autonomy considers the practice of the European Court of Human Rights and argues for a reconceptualisation of autonomy. The present individualistic understanding of autonomy is inadequate as  Read more...

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