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Preliminary Notes on Human Rights as Access Rights

Zartaloudis, Thanos (2006) Preliminary Notes on Human Rights as Access Rights. Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, 24 (2). pp. 401-425. ISSN 0710-0841. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This essay offers a theoretical account of human rights that considers

term of legal discourse. A concept of humanity can be

by a dual character: it is both a saying (an action) and

"humanity" with the authority and simultaneous fragility of

as a form of false access to a juridical structure in that

of a pure form or ("naked humanity'). This pure form

or figure of the citizen. The right-character of the citizen

Human rights, if for once conceived as a profane structure

explains, can then be thought of as access rights that communicate

Rights are self-referential means of communicating a real paradox

of self-sufficiency or a predestined end. What is crucial to appreciate

rights - their understanding as access rights remains undeveloped.

understood as access rights suggest that any humanity, autonomy

of a singular humanbeing in each emergent relation to an

in such a structure. Human rights as "access rights" do not

from the burrow of exchangeability in liberal-individualism.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Sian Robertson
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2014 10:21 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2020 04:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43582 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Zartaloudis, Thanos: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2456-1534
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