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Philosopher kings?
George C. Christie

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Philosopher kings?
the adjudication of conflicting human rights and social values
George C. Christie

Published 2011 by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

"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?

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
K3240 .C4748 2011

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p. cm.

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