The Relationship between Rights and Responsibilities

Ministry of Justice Research Paper No. 18/09

67 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2012  

Benjamin J. Goold

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Law

Liora Lazarus

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

Rajendra Desai

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Qudsi Rasheed

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: December 1, 2009

Abstract

This report considers the relationship between rights and responsibilities within the context of the ongoing debate on a Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. In keeping with the commitment of the Green Paper 2009 to ensure that any increased emphasis on responsibilities in such a Bill will not erode the protection of rights, this report highlights the potential risks associated with incorporating responsibilities into Britain’s constitutional framework.

Keywords: Great Britain, Constitutional law, Human Rights, Rights-based concept of Responsibilities, International law

Suggested Citation

Goold, Benjamin J. and Lazarus, Liora and Desai, Rajendra and Rasheed, Qudsi, The Relationship between Rights and Responsibilities (December 1, 2009). Ministry of Justice Research Paper No. 18/09. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2022270 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2022270

Benjamin J. Goold

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Liora Lazarus (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law ( email )

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United Kingdom

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Rajendra Desai

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Qudsi Rasheed

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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