Pro and Con: Law Lecturer debates human rights in new book

Posted by mjs76 at Dec 22, 2010 02:55 PM |
Debating Social Rights is the second book in a series of volumes wherein two noted legal academics present counter-arguments on a particular topic.

In this one, an academic from our School of Law goes head-to-head with a chap from the LSE...

This is a book of two halves. The first 80 or so pages are written by Conor Gearty, Professor of Human Rights Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, in which he argues that for rights to work effectively in the wider promotion of social justice, they need to be kept as far away as possible from the courts.

Then our own Virginia Mantouvalou, Senior Lecturer in Law and Deputy Director of the Centre for European Law and Integration, steps up to the bat, arguing that social rights, defined as entitlements to the satisfaction of basic needs, are as essential for the well-being of the individual and the community as long-established civil and political rights.

Debating Social Rights has been published this month by Hart in paperback with a cover price of £15.00.

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