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Philosopher kings? : the adjudication of conflicting human rights and social values

Author: George C Christie
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A significant part of this book analyzes conflicts between freedom of expression and the right to privacy. In a world in which, freedom of expression and privacy are said to be of equal value, the book explores whether it is possible to develop, through case-by-case adjudication, a legal regime which can give clear direction as to what expression is or is not permitted. Otherwise, if such a regime proves  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George C Christie
ISBN: 9780195341157 0195341155 9780199712380 0199712387
OCLC Number: 664842357
Description: xiv, 195 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
"Rights" discourse --
Structural impediments to consistent application of "universal" human rights --
The enlarged view of rights in contemporary constitutions and human rights conventions : the notion of defeasible rights --
Litigation involving a conflict of rights, each of equal value --
The epistemology of judicial decision making --
The unsuccessful attempt to find a philosophical "North Star" to aid in judicial decision making --
The use of balancing tests and factor analysis : the inevitable tendency to resort to bright-line tests --
An overview of case-by-case adjudication, its possible goals, and the influence of legal traditions --
The optimal conditions for case-by-case adjudication and its limits --
Case-by-case adjudication of contentious human rights controversies --
What if we must choose?
Responsibility: George C. Christie.
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Philosopher Kings? The Adjudication of Conflicting Human Rights and Social Values examines the attempts by courts to sort out conflicts involving freedom of expression, including religious  Read more...

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