Human Rights and Private Wrongs

Constructing Global Civil Society

Author: Alison Brysk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136073949

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

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Human Rights and Private Wrongs breaks new ground by considering a series of fascinating issues that are normally ignored by human rights specialists because they are too "private" to consider as policy issues: children's labor migration; refugee policy towards unaccompanied minors; financial matters of investor and business responsibility; and complex questions involving access to the benefits of pharmaceutical research, transnational organ trafficking, and the control over genetic research.

Private Wrongs

Author: Arthur Ripstein

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067496991X

Category: Law

Page: 327

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Tort law recognizes the many ways one person wrongs another. Arthur Ripstein brings coherence to torts’ diversity in a philosophically grounded, analytically powerful theory. He shows that all torts violate the basic moral idea that each person is in charge of his or her own person and property, and never in charge of another’s person or property.

Commentaries of the Laws of England (Private Wrongs)

Author: William Blackstone

Publisher: Standard Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781594626234

Category: Law

Page: 432

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The Commentaries are considered as the leading work on the development of English law and also they played a great role in the development of the American legal system. The Commentaries were influential mainly because they were in fact readable, and because they met a need. The work is as much an apologia for the legal system of the time as it is an explanation; even when the law was obscure, Blackstone sought to make it seem rational, just, and inevitable that things should be how they were.