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Human Rights - Between Idealism and Realism, Third Edition by Tomuschat, Christian (1st September 2014)

7 Right Holders and Duty Bearers

From: Human Rights: Between Idealism and Realism, Third Edition

Christian Tomuschat

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 June 2020

Subject(s):
Rights holders — Corporations — De facto regime — Armed conflict, non-international — Insurgents and insurrection
Nothing seems to be more trivial than to state that human beings are the holders of human rights. In a moral sense, no doubts can arise as to who deserves to be endowed with human rights. It was already pointed out that human rights have been conceived of as instruments permitting human persons to live in freedom and with dignity. Within a legal framework, by contrast, any analytical research must attempt to show that the rights concerned constitute true entitlements that have a specific relevance within that framework. At international level, most human rights...
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