Social and Economic Rights Revisited

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The aim of this article is to examine and to reject the claim that there is a categorical distinction to be drawn between civil and political rights on the one hand and social and economic rights on the other. It seeks to establish this claim not be an appeal to foundational sorts of reasons which would be rather different enterprise but through an immanent critique of those rights based theories which want to assert the genuineness of civil and political rights and to deny the possibility of social and economic rights. It is argued that social and economic rights share the characteristic and necessary features of rights in general. They also do not possess necessary conditions which would debar them from being seen as genuine rights.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 20
Number of pages20
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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