Arguably the most significant philosophical meditation on human rights... [since] the Universal Declaration of Human Rights... Not only the most powerful, fully elaborated contemporary philosophical contribution to the topic, but also one that has put in place many of the foundations on which any future work should build. (John Tasioulas, Ethics
This book is a masterpiece... it will be studied for a long time to come (Brad Hooker, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies
an impressive effort, which especially focuses on human rights as a moral concept ... [a] thought-provoking work (Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights
About the Author
James Griffin is White's Professor of Moral Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Oxford; Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University; and Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Canberra.