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Toward a Theory of Human Rights Religion, Law, Courts

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ISBN-10: 0521684226

ISBN-13: 9780521684224

Edition: 2008

Authors: Michael J. Perry

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Neither the morality of human rights nor its relation to the law of human rights is well understood. In this book, Perry addresses three large issues: - There is undeniably a religious ground for the morality of human rights. But is there a nonreligious (secular) ground for the morality of human rights? - 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. - 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…    
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/18/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Morality of Human Rights
The Morality of Human Rights
The Morality of Human Rights: A Religious Ground
The Morality of Human Rights: A Non-Religious Ground?
From Morality to Law
From Morality to Law
Capital Punishment
Abortion
Same-Sex Unions
From Law to Courts
Protecting Human Rights in a Democracy: What Role for the Courts?
How Should the Supreme Court Rule? Capital Punishment, Abortion, and Same-Sex Unions
Summation
Notes
Index