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Law (LAWS)

Department of Law
Faculty of Public Affairs

LAWS 4102 [0.5 credit]

Controversies in Rights Theory

Selected controversies in rights theories and practices. Illustrative questions may include: Are human rights culturally relative? Can rights be justified after the demise of natural rights philosophy? Do rights undermine "difference"? Do communities benefit from a rights-based culture? Are "rights" forms of governance?
Precludes additional credit for LAWS 3503 [1.0] (no longer offered).
Prerequisite: fourth-year Honours standing.
Seminars three hours a week.

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