Types, generations and hierarchies of rights.

21 September 2015

Preparation:

Questions

  • What is the standard of obligation for economic and social rights?
  • What are “generations” of rights?Why is there a multiplication of international human rights instruments?
  • Is there a hierarchy of rights?
  • What does it mean to say that some rights are jus cogens, and which ones are they?
  • Are economic and social rights really rights?

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