IASH Fellows' Speaker Series: Anthony Reeves, (Philosophy) Human Rights, Risk, and Responsibility
Who is responsible for protecting human rights? In a circumstance where multiple institutions (states, corporations, NGOs, international organizations, etc.) can affect the interests that human rights protect, how should we allocate responsibility for protecting those interests? I examine several types of normative responses to this question with the aim of identifying a principled basis for approaching it. Tort law has faced a similar problem: who should mitigate specific dangers to legally protected interests in a pervasively risky interactive environment? Hence, I attempt to draw some lessons from the theory and practice of torts for the purposes of addressing the moral problem posed by human rights.
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