The Justification of Basic Rights: A Discourse-Theoretical Approach

@inproceedings{Forst2017TheJO,
  title={The Justification of Basic Rights: A Discourse-Theoretical Approach},
  author={Rainer Lakner Forst},
  year={2017}
}
Very few people doubt that it is a fundamental demand of justice that members of legal-political normative orders ought to have legal rights that define their basic standing as subjects of such an order.1 But when it comes to the concrete under‐ standing of such rights, debates abound. What is the nature of these rights – are they an expression of the sovereign will of individuals, or are they based on important human interests? How should these rights be justified – do they have a particular… CONTINUE READING

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