Basic Rights Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy - Second Edition

by Henry Shue

Basic Rights Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy - Second Edition Synopsis

Which human rights ought to be the first honored and the last sacrificed? In the first systematic attempt by an American philosopher to address the issue of human rights as it relates to U.S. foreign policy, Henry Shue proposes an original conception of basic rights that illuminates both the nature of moral rights generally and the determination of which specific rights are the basic ones.

Basic Rights Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy - Second Edition Press Reviews

With unrelenting logic Shue recommends that American law be broadened to require the termination of aid not merely to those governments that engage in shocking and outrageous conduct but to those countries indifferent to the rights of their citizens to food, shelter, and health care... Shue has written the classical statement affirming that the rich nations are required by justice and by international law to share their abundance with those millions who are chronically malnourished. --Former Congressman Father Robert F. Drinan, Commonweal This is one of the strongest arguments for an economic human right that I have found to date. --Carl Wellman, Human Rights Quarterly

Book Information

ISBN: 9780691029290
Publication date: 28th October 1996
Author: Henry Shue
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Human rights, International relations, Central government policies,

About Henry Shue

Henry Shue is Wyn and William Y. Hutchinson Professor of Ethics and Public Life at Cornell University.

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