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Single Idea 20602

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / C. Rights / 1. Basis of Rights]

Full Idea

A 'claim right' is one in which the person asserting the right makes a claim on others to act or not act in a certain way.

Gist of Idea

Some rights are 'claims' that other people should act in a certain way


Tuckness,A/Wolf,C (This is Political Philosophy [2017], 5 'Claim')

Book Reference

Tuckness,A / Wolf,C: 'This is Political Philosophy' [Wiley Blackwell 2017], p.113

A Reaction

There seems to be a crucial distinction between rights which entail obligations on some individual or institution, and those which don't. Contracts (including employment contracts) generate duties on the parties.