Skip to Content

Advanced Topics in Philosophy of Law: Rights, Legal Institutions, and Justice

PHIL 3176

A critical examination of rights claims and an exploration of hose those rights claims ought to affect legal institutions. What are rights? How are they justified? How do various different rights claims conflict with each other? Does a theory or rights help provide a justified theory of criminalization? Are there any rights we have just in virtue of being human? How does the concept of human rights apply to issues such as international law, the right to life and whether human rights require a right to democracy?.