The Hidden Face of Rights  


The Hidden Face of Rights
Castle Lectures in Ethics, Pol | January 7, 2020 | 208 pages
ISBN: 9780300233292

Why we cannot truly implement human rights unless we also recognize human responsibilities When we debate questions in international law, politics, and justice, we often use the language of rights--and far less often the language of responsibilities. Human rights scholars and activists talk about state responsibility for rights, but they do not articulate clear norms about other actors' obligations. In this book, Kathryn Sikkink argues that we cannot truly implement human rights unless we also recognize and practice the corresponding human responsibilities.