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Toward a Theory of Human Rights: Religion, Law, Courts
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date August 31, 2008
Pages 253
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521684224
ISBN-10 0521684226
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.82 lbs.
Original list price $44.99
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Neither the morality of human rights nor its relation to the law of human rights is well understood. In this book, Michael Perry addresses three large issues: o There is undeniably a religious ground - indeed, more than one religious ground - for the morality of human rights. But is there a nonreligious (secular) ground for the morality of human rights? o What is the relation between the morality of human rights and the law of human rights? Perry here addresses the controversial issues of capital punishment, abortion, and same-sex unions. o What is the proper role of courts, in a liberal democracy, in protecting-and therefore in interpreting-constitutionally entrenched human rights? In considering this question, special attention is paid to the Supreme Court and how it should rule on hot button issues such as capital punishment and abortion. Toward a Theory of Human Rights makes a significant contribution both to human rights studies and to constitutional theory.

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1 edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (November 30, 2006)
9780521865517 | details & prices | 253 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $99.99
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1 edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (August 31, 2008)
9780521684224 | details & prices | 253 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.82 lbs | List price $44.99
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