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Comment on Mathias Risse: "A Right to Work? A Right to Leisure? Labor Rights as Human Rights"

Pogge, Thomas


In his ambitious paper, Risse addresses many important topics ranging from very general issues about what human rights are to quite specific questions about rights to work and leisure. I comment on four themes arranged in order of decreasing generality: Risse's understanding of what human rights are, Risse's suggestion that a conception of human rights should best be "basis-driven," Risse's particular basis-driven conception of human rights, and Risse's specific position on human rights...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Law & Ethics of Human Rights
DOI: 10.2202/1938-2545.1029
Access Rights: Open Access


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