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Published: 08 October 2015

272 Pages

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ISBN: 9780190267315


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The Sovereignty of Human Rights

Patrick Macklem

  • Advances a legal theory of international human rights that defines their nature and purpose in relation to the structure and operation of international law
  • Argues that the mission of international human rights law is to mitigate the adverse effects of how international law deploys sovereignty
  • Demonstrates that human rights traditionally thought to lie at the margins of international human rights law are central to the normative architecture of the field
  • Sets out the thesis in theory, with six applications to specific human rights issues
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