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Do Human Rights make bad citizens?

|Speeches|Lord Justice Laws

” In this lecture I will explore the relationship between three ideas: (1) the proposition that the language of rights has hijacked the language of morals; (2) the doctrine of proportionality in our public law; (3) what I and others have called the principle of minimal interference. The first involves some philosophical reflections. The second involves some case-law, and I will keep it short. The third is an important constitutional principle…”

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