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1 Title to or an interest in any property. 2 Any other interest or privilege recognized and protected by law. 3 Freedom to ...

Disability Rights

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
13,025 words

...UN human rights convention in the early twenty-first century. In spite of the fact that the CRPD was seen as an “implementation convention” during its drafting, it contains numerous new rights and extensions of existing rights contained in the International Bill of Rights. In addition to the proactive rights to awareness raising and accessibility mentioned above, the CRPD includes new rights, such as the rights to “living independently and being included in society” and “habilitation and rehabilitation” (Articles 8, 9, 19, and 26). In relation to rights...

Housing Rights

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
3,117 words

...land, as the case may be, is available.” Implementing Housing Rights Habitat for Humanity and the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions ( COHRE ) provide two examples of implementing housing rights. Habitat for Humanity relies on a charity-based approach as a private provider of housing; COHRE is a human rights organization that relies on the human rights advocacy approach by holding states and other actors accountable to their legal obligations to respect, protect, and fulfill housing rights. Though these approaches may seem contrasting, they can also be...

Labor Rights

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
7,725 words

...About Compliance with International Human Rights Norms The range of rights identified in the International Bill of Rights that might be considered worker rights is quite large. The five “core labor rights” identified in the ILO's 1998 Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work as human rights are all mentioned in either or both of the core covenants. Those five rights are the “negative” rights to freedom from discrimination, child labor, slavery, and other forms of forced labor and the “positive” rights to freedom of association and to organize...

Minority Rights

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
11,848 words

...and Political Rights: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ; Collective/Group Rights ; European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (Council of Europe) ; History of Human Rights ; Minority Rights: Overview ; and Self-Determination .] Bibliography Estebanéz, María Amor Martín . International Organizations and Minority Protection in Europe . Turku/Åbo: Åbo Akademi University, 1996. Freeman, Michael . “ Are There Collective Human Rights? ” Political Studies 43 (1995): 25–40. Freeman, Michael . Human Rights. An...

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
861 words

...rights discourse, as have diverse movements for equal political and social rights within polities—the civil rights movement in the United States and the women's rights movement among them. By the 1970s, human rights had begun to have a significant impact on state behavior—competing, in some cases, with dominant ideas of political realism or Realpolitik Nongovernmental organization s (NGOs) such as Amnesty International played an increasingly significant role in bringing human rights abuses to world attention. While the content of much of this rights...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
303 words

...periods. In addition to the primary rights of reproduction, publication, distribution, and sale, the rights owner enjoys a proliferating array of subsidiary rights to license *adaptations , *serializations , reprints, *translations , broadcasts, *digitizations , and so on. As economic rights , these attach to the work and to its copyright owner, unlike the subjective *moral rights of *attribution and integrity that attach to the work’s creator. Moral rights can be considered natural rights , juridified as protecting *authorship . In a...

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
230 words

... The idea of ‘rights’ has been championed in many different ways throughout history. However, the modern Western conception of rights may be traced through the English Magna Carta to the US Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen. In the wake of international concern over the Holocaust, on 10 December 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed a Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which included the right to ‘life, liberty and security of person’, ‘recognition...

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
570 words

...of citizenship, the rights conferred on citizens of a state. Rights are of geographical interest in several important respects. First, national differences in the legal definition of rights, and their degree of enforcement, remain considerable. As the world’s nation states enter into ever-closer relations of trade and investment, pressure has grown to create greater homogeneity in things like the rights of wage workers or refugees ( see intellectual property rights ). This not only invites comparative analysis of different ‘rights cultures’; it also...

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
3,297 words

... A right is a power that is or can be claimed by (or on behalf of) a being to engage in certain activities (with correlative obligations on others not to interfere), or that requires that a being be treated in certain ways. The term ‘rights’ is generally understood to embrace natural rights (i.e. rights that individuals possess in virtue of the kinds of beings they are – which today are often called ‘human rights’), civil rights (i.e. rights that human beings possess as members of political communities in general), and positive rights (the rights that...

Rights

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Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,079 words

...suffragette and civil rights movements, the holders of rights are now said to be humans everywhere (animals and the natural environment continue to be denied status as rights holders), but rights claims often lead to disputes of a ‘my rights against yours’ nature. Furthermore, human rights claims are addressed in the first instance to the state of which one is a citizen; but generally speaking states do not have positive obligations to protect, much less promote, the rights of outsiders. While the increasing internationalisation of rights has modified this...

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
680 words

... . In their strongest sense, rights are justified claims to the protection of persons' important interests. When the rights are effective, this protection is provided as something that is owed to persons for their own sakes. The upholding of rights is thus essential for human dignity. Although Wesley N. Hohfeld distinguished four different meanings of ‘a right’—claims, liberties, powers, and immunities—claim-rights are the most important kind of rights because they entail correlative necessary duties to forbear from interfering with persons' having the...

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Katherine A. Hermes

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

...rights, they did not root their identification of rights in the Bible or other religious texts, and they were not God-defined. Rights did not exist outside a situation of real or potential adversity, and when one invoked one’s rights, it was to claim opposition to tyranny. The discourse of rights became increasingly more complicated than a mere response to tyranny, though. There were collective possessions of rights such as the rights of the people, and corporate rights such as the right to assemble or worship or form a militia. Because a discourse of rights...

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A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

... Often seen as natural and/or universal, as in human rights , but they emerge in particular contexts at particular junctures and are often associated with citizenship . They enable individuals to ask to be treated in a certain way, or to be protected, or to lay claim to a particular benefit or service as a consequence of the existence of a declaration, law, or code of practice . In social work, service users ’ rights to, for example, participation and partnership have been increasingly emphasized in a more general...

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Richard Falk

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,861 words

... As a focus of moral, political, and legal theory, the concept of rights has assumed an ever-increasing importance. This significance has generated debates of great sophistication about the nature and limits of rights, engaging the most impressive philosophic and theoretical energies. The idea of rights is closely associated with the existence of a claim, either to be protected in relation to activity, as in civil and political rights, or to be confirmed as entitled by law or morality to certain benefits, as in social rights. Rights can either be embodied...

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,851 words

... . As a focus of moral, political, and legal theory, the concept of rights has assumed an ever-increasing importance in recent decades. This significance has generated debates of great sophistication about the nature and limits of rights, engaging the most impressive philosophic and theoretical energies of this period. The idea of rights is closely associated with the existence of a claim, either to be protected in relation to activity, as in civil and political rights, or to be confirmed as entitled by law or morality to certain benefits, as in social...

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Andrew Reeve

A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
885 words

...may choose to release them from those duties or choose not to trigger their liabilities. The point of rights, then, is to make available these sorts of choices, and a system of rights involves some sort of distribution of freedom. On the alternative view, rights give expression to important interests, and it is the purpose of rights to protect a person’s significant interests by imposing duties on others. (Whether only persons are capable of having rights is a debated issue, but one affected by whether the capacity for choice or the possession of interests is...

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A Dictionary of Ethics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
184 words

... A type of normative relationship that obtains between agents . Rights come in two basic kinds. The first are called ‘claim rights’. An agent A bears a claim right against another agent B just in case A is entitled to the performance (or non-performance) of an action by B. For example, if you have the right to privacy, then you have an entitlement against others that they not intrude into your private life. The second type of right are called ‘permission rights’. An agent A has a permission right to act in some way just in case she is permitted to perform...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
424 words

...core may be thought of as ‘natural rights’, although the term only makes good sense in a metaphysical or theological context in which nature is conceived of as capable of creating moral imperatives. Bentham is notorious for having opposed this, claiming that ‘ natural rights is simple nonsense: natural and imprescriptible rights, rhetorical nonsense—nonsense upon stilts’ ( Anarchical Fallacies , Art. ii). Nature, according to Bentham, provides a background against which we may wish that there were such things as rights, but they do not exist until law...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017

... Entitlements that are assured by custom, law, or...

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
353 words

...of legal rights are liberties ( see freedom ), claims (with correlative duties), powers, and immunities: W. N. Hohfeld 1964 ). Cf moral rights , which may or may not also be legal rights. Law in its application by courts is primarily concerned with what rights are; in its formation (in legislation or case law) with what rights should be (in a charter of rights ). Legal philosophy tends to concern itself with the nature and sources of rights; political philosophy with the acquisition and constraint of rights (e.g. R. Nozick). There are utilitarian...

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