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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.
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Trials, litigation, etc
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Christie, George C.
Philosopher kings?
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2011
(DLC) 2010039887
(OCoLC)664842357
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George C Christie
ISBN: 9780199712380 0199712387
OCLC Number: 728216369
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 195 p.)
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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