The lecture defends an orthodox interpretation of the nature of human rights, according to which they are moral rights possessed by all human beings simply in virtue of their humanity. This view is contrasted with two rival conceptions that have gained in popularity in recent years: the reductive view, which identifies human rights with certain human interests, and the political view, which conceives of them as essentially triggers for international intervention or concern. Co-sponsored with the Duke Human Rights Center. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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