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From a Good Life to Human Rights: Some Complications

Cruft R (2015) From a Good Life to Human Rights: Some Complications. In: Cruft R, Liao SM, Renzo M (ed.). Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights. Philosophical Foundations of Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 101-116.

What is the relation between human rights and human well-being?  This chapter explores some complications stemming from the fact that respect for human rights does not guarantee well-being.  The chapter defends the prospects for a well-being-based account of human rights by outlining the central questions such an account must address.

human rights; well-being; agency; international human rights law

EditorCruft R, Liao SM, Renzo M
AuthorsCruft Rowan
Title of seriesPhilosophical Foundations of Law
Publication date30/12/2015
PublisherOxford University Press
Place of publicationOxford
ISBN 978-0-19-968862-3
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