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How Rights Became "Subjective"

Mautner, Thomas


What is commonly called a right has since about 1980 increasingly come to be called a subjective right. In this paper the origin and rise of this solecism is investigated. Its use can result in a lack of clarity and even confusion. Some aspects of rights-concepts and their history are also discussed. A brief postscript introduces Leibniz's Razor.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Ratio Juris
DOI: 10.1111/raju.12005
Access Rights: Open Access


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