1. The Contemporary Idea of Human Rights.
2. Human Rights as Rights.
3. Making Sense of Human Rights.
4. Starting Points for Justifying Rights.
5. A Framework for Justifying Specific Rights.
6. The List Question.
7. Due Process Rights and Terrorist Emergencies.
8. Economic Liberties as Fundamental Freedoms.
9. Social Rights as Human Rights.
10. Minority Rights.
11. Eight Responses to the Relativist.
12. The Good Sense in Human Rights.
Bibliography and References.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The European Convention on Human Rights.
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
The International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights.
"The new edition of James Nickel's classic work is a major contribution to the philosophical study of human rights. The book will be widely admired for its clarity and range and for the power and creativity of its arguments." John Tasioulas, University of Oxford
- New, revised edition of James Nickel's classic study.
- Explains and defends the conception of human rights found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and subsequent treaties in a clear and lively style.
- Covers fundamental freedoms, due process rights, social rights, and minority rights.
- Updated throughout to include developments in law, politics, and theory since the publication of the first edition.
- New features for this edition include an extensive bibliography and a chapter on human rights and terrorism.