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[02PacRimLPolyJ037] International Human Rights, Morality in War, and the Structure of Rights

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dc.contributor.author O'Dowd, Edward C.
dc.contributor.author Schopp, Robert F.
dc.date Winter 1993
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-04T20:02:49Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-04T20:02:49Z
dc.date.issued 1993-01
dc.identifier.citation 2 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 37 (1993) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1066-8632
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/644
dc.description.abstract Edward C. O'Dowd, Colonel, United States Army. Robert F. Schopp, Assistant Professor of Law and Psychology, University of Nebraska. Abstract: A careful analysis of certain issues of morality in war demonstrates important differences in the duties recognized by Western and Chinese military officers toward their soldiers. These differences reflect fundamentally different theories of social morality in the societies these officers represent. Although Western countries and China have endorsed a common set of internationally recognized human rights, a meaningful consensus regarding human rights must remain consistent across three levels of analysis. The putative contemporary consensus among Chinese and liberal societies fails because the fundamental differences in underlying principles of social morality that give rise to divergent principles of morality in war also generate conceptions of rights that diverge at the third level. The distinction between conceptual and contingent rights explicates this divergence. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.title [02PacRimLPolyJ037] International Human Rights, Morality in War, and the Structure of Rights en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 1993 by Pacific Rim Law & Policy Association en_US

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