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Friheten från fattigdom - En rättighet eller något annat?

Jörnrud, Martin (2008)
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
This paper investigates whether there is a right not to suffer from poverty. The investigation is being conducted from the theoretical standpoint/view that only civil and political rights constitute justiciable rights and rights proper from a moral stance, whereas economic and social rights constitute mere political agendas or less.

In the search of an answer to this question the content of economic and social rights, and thereafter civil and political rights will be outlined, followed by an inquiry of what should really be considered as rights. Finally, the arguments against economic and social rights as real rights is presented and scrutinized.

This paper will conclude that the stated difference between the above-mentioned sets of... (More)
This paper investigates whether there is a right not to suffer from poverty. The investigation is being conducted from the theoretical standpoint/view that only civil and political rights constitute justiciable rights and rights proper from a moral stance, whereas economic and social rights constitute mere political agendas or less.

In the search of an answer to this question the content of economic and social rights, and thereafter civil and political rights will be outlined, followed by an inquiry of what should really be considered as rights. Finally, the arguments against economic and social rights as real rights is presented and scrutinized.

This paper will conclude that the stated difference between the above-mentioned sets of rights is illusory and that the right not to suffer from poverty ought to have the same status as civil and political rights. (Less)
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author
Jörnrud, Martin
supervisor
organization
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
freedom from poverty, positive/negative duties, economic and social rights, Philosophy, Filosofi, Human rights, Mänskliga rättigheter, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1317165
date added to LUP
2008-05-27
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:49
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  abstract     = {This paper investigates whether there is a right not to suffer from poverty. The investigation is being conducted from the theoretical standpoint/view that only civil and political rights constitute justiciable rights and rights proper from a moral stance, whereas economic and social rights constitute mere political agendas or less.

In the search of an answer to this question the content of economic and social rights, and thereafter civil and political rights will be outlined, followed by an inquiry of what should really be considered as rights. Finally, the arguments against economic and social rights as real rights is presented and scrutinized.

This paper will conclude that the stated difference between the above-mentioned sets of rights is illusory and that the right not to suffer from poverty ought to have the same status as civil and political rights.},
  author       = {Jörnrud, Martin},
  keyword      = {freedom from poverty,positive/negative duties,economic and social rights,Philosophy,Filosofi,Human rights,Mänskliga rättigheter,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Friheten från fattigdom - En rättighet eller något annat?},
  year         = {2008},
}