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

Author: George C Christie
Publisher: Oxford [u.a.] Oxford Univ. Press c 2011
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George C Christie
ISBN: 0195341155 9780195341157
OCLC Number: 838105713
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-181) and index
Description: XIV, 195 S. 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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