The Other Side of Right: Private Duties Under Human Rights Law

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Jordan J. Paust

University of Houston Law Center

Date Written: 1992


This short article addresses private duties under human rights law – duties that appear expressly and by implication in various human rights instruments such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Private duties under international criminal law are also addressed.

Keywords: African Charter, American Declaration, express, duty, human right, ICCPR, implied, International Covenant, international crime, international law, private duties, Universal Declaration

Suggested Citation

Paust, Jordan J., The Other Side of Right: Private Duties Under Human Rights Law (1992). 5 Harvard Human Rights Journal 51 (1992), U of Houston Law Center No. 2014-A-25, Available at SSRN:

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