The claims and duties of socioeconomic human rights

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Collins, Stephanie. (2016) The claims and duties of socioeconomic human rights. The Philosophical Quarterly. 66(265), pp. 701 - 722. https://doi.org/10.1093/pq/pqw010
AuthorsCollins, Stephanie
Abstract

A standard objection to socioeconomic human rights is that they are not claimable as human rights: their correlative duties are not owed to each human, independently of specific institutional arrangements, in an enforceable manner. I consider recent responses to this ‘claimability objection’, and argue that none succeeds. There are no human rights to socioeconomic goods. But all is not lost: there are, I suggest, human rights to ‘socioeconomic consideration’. I propose a detailed structure for these rights and their correlative duties, while remaining neutral on substantive moral debates. I argue that socioeconomic-consideration human rights are satisfactorily claimable and sufficiently practical.

Keywordshuman rights; subsistence; socio-economic; claimability; claims; duties; collective obligations
Year2016
JournalThe Philosophical Quarterly
Journal citation66 (265), pp. 701 - 722
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN0031-8094
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1093/pq/pqw010
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84995877173
Page range701 - 722
Research GroupDianoia Institute of Philosophy
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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