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Legislated rights : securing human rights through legislation

Author: Grégoire C N Webber
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The important aspects of human wellbeing outlined in human rights instruments and constitutional bills of rights can only be adequately secured as and when they are rendered the object of specific rights and corresponding duties. It is often assumed that the main responsibility for specifying the content of such genuine rights lies with courts. Legislated Rights: Securing Human Rights through Legislation argues  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Grégoire C N Webber
ISBN: 9781108582032 1108582036 9781108551069 1108551068
OCLC Number: 1021244352
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Introduction: securing human rights through legislation; 2. Rights and persons; 3. Why it takes law to realise human rights; 4. Legislation as reasoned action; 5. From universal rights to legislated rights; 6. How legislation aids human rights adjudication; 7. Majoritarianism and pathologies of judicial review.
Responsibility: Gregoire Webber [and 5 others].

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Explores how legislatures are able to secure human rights through legislation specifying rights and duties, and the institutional capacities that promote this aim. Opposes theories that place the  Read more...

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