Human RIghts

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Abstract

Relatively recently, however, another way of looking at the law has been gaining in popularity. This view does not focus on rules that guide our behavior but rather on the interests of the human beings that the law aims to protect. This view, requiring more than just compliance with the rules, requires that the rules have a certain content, that they should aim at the pursuance of the interests of human beings, that they should be interpreted in a way that furthers these interests, and that rules that definitively run counter to human interests should be discarded. One such way of thinking is couched in the term human rights.keywordsmoral idealfemale genital mutilationhate speechjudicial interpretationinherent dignitythese keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntroduction to Law
EditorsJ. Hage, B. Akkermans
Place of PublicationCham Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London
PublisherSpringer
Pages261-287
ISBN (Print)978-33-1906-910-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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