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The evolving nature of the right to life : the impact of positive human rights obligations

Harpur, Paul D. (2007) The evolving nature of the right to life : the impact of positive human rights obligations. University of Notre Dame Australia Law Review, pp. 95-114.

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Abstract

The recognition in Australia of positive obligations in relation to the right to life - Australian judicial support for using human rights as a guide in the exercise of judicial discretion - abolition of the death penalty as the negative manifestation of the right to life - how enforceable is the right to be free from the death penalty in Australia - positive human rights such as the right to health care - jus cogens in relation to the right to life - enforceability of the right to life as a jus cogens - relevant case law.

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ID Code: 19423
Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1441-9769
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 University of Notre Dame Australia, School of Law
Deposited On: 02 Apr 2009 15:10
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:41

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