Human Rights: Minimum and Maximum Perspectives

Posted: 31 Aug 2009

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Eva Brems

Ghent University-Universiteit Gent

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

A focus on human rights violations leads to border control type human rights monitoring that provides only minimal human rights protection, as the borderline tends towards the bottom. Moreover, it is indifferent to degrees of human rights protection beyond the borderline, thus discouraging ambitious human rights agendas. The technique of progressive realisation may be the basis of improved border control monitoring that avoids the downward trend. Moreover, borderline control should be complemented with additional techniques that transform the dynamic of human rights from minimalism to maximalism.

Suggested Citation

Brems, Eva, Human Rights: Minimum and Maximum Perspectives (2009). Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 9, Issue 3, pp. 349-372, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1463904 or http://dx.doi.org/ngp016

Eva Brems (Contact Author)

Ghent University-Universiteit Gent ( email )

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