On Waldron's Critique of Raz on Human Rights

9 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2013 Last revised: 4 Dec 2013

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Joseph Raz

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law; Columbia University - Law School; King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law

Date Written: August 8, 2013


Prof. Waldron has recently published a paper criticising the views of Rawls and Raz on human rights. It is pointed out that some supposed criticism are nothing more than observations on conditions that any account of rights must meet, and that Waldron objections to Raz are due to misunderstanding his thesis and its theoretical goal. The short comment tries to clarify that goal.

Keywords: Human Rights, Waldron, Sovereignty

Suggested Citation

Raz, Joseph, On Waldron's Critique of Raz on Human Rights (August 8, 2013). Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 80/2013; Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 13-359. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2307471 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2307471

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