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The right to life and conflicting interests

Author: Elizabeth Wicks
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of the right to life focuses on the legal, as well as ethical, issues raised by the value of life in modern day society. It analyses the development, meaning and value of the fundamental human right to life in the context of its conflicts with other competing interests.
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Wicks, Elizabeth, LL. M.
Right to life and conflicting interests.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010019821
(OCoLC)559785863
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Wicks
OCLC Number: 670040757
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 260 pages)
Contents: An introduction to the meaning of life --
The right to life : religious, philosophical, and legal origins --
The enforcement of the right to life --
The right to life in times of war or armed conflict --
The right to life and prevention of crime : killing by the state as punishment and/or deterrence --
The right to life and conflicting rights of others --
The right to life and autonomy --
The right to life and the quality of life --
Protecting the right to life with limited public resources --
Conclusion : the right to life and conflicting interests.
Responsibility: by Elizabeth Wicks.

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The right to life is an important aspect of contemporary human rights law and has great relevancy to many of today's politically and ethically controversial questions, such as abortion, euthanasia,  Read more...

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