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By Jean-Marc Coicaud, Michael W. Doyle, Anne-Marie Gardener

The Globalization of Human Rights addresses a collection of questions concentrating on the justice on the nationwide, local, and overseas degrees. The exam of those questions is carried out via research of rights, either civil and political, and financial and social. Any look for justice is predicated upon deciding on values, together with relationships with others which are finally institutionalized as rights. Such rights turn into the foundation upon which claims are made, in addition to the horizon of justice to which society and associations attempt to conform. This quantity maps out the necessities of justice for all mankind, delivering normative guidance in addition to ambitions.

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Another system may decide not to adopt it, and still not be violating the rights of those subject to it. Accepting a ‘‘thin’’ reading of human rights suggests that, within particular societies, human rights discourse should focus on persuading the political branches of the need to promote the relevant concerns by defining them as rights within the system. 20 Lest I be misunderstood, I do not claim that all human rights should be reduced to claims which in fact enjoy the support of social forces within one’s society.

In a nutshell, my argument will be this: rights are special normative entities. Human rights are a sub-class of rights. Rights have moral, political, and legal functions. Basic interests required for human dignity and flourishing should be the subject of rights, and these interests include both CP and SE concerns. In this sense, CP and SE concerns reinforce each other as ingredients for basic human dignity. The satisfaction of both is required by the unifying concept of human dignity. There is no historical, logical, political, or moral reason for thinking that only CP concerns can and should be the subject of rights.

29 A clear case that defeats the claim is the right to non-discrimination, seen as a basic CP right. This right is invoked to justify admitting women and minorities into schools and military units that used to be closed to them. Such integration often requires great expenditure, and clearly goes beyond negative claim rights. In other words, the protection of CP rights may require the imposition of positive duties and public expenditure no less than that these are required for the protection of SE rights.

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