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Compassion, ethics of care and legal rights

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This paper will explore the difficulties facing law in promoting compassion and responding to caring relationships. These include the difficulties in determining whether a person has demonstrated compassion and in enforcing any legal requirement for compassion. The paper will use the ethics-of-care literature to critique two key legal tools: human rights and the concept of best interests. These concepts are typically designed to promote individualistic abstract understandings of the self, whi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1017/S174455231700009X

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Department:
Exeter College
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Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Law in Context Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
2
Pages:
158-171
Publication date:
2017-05-12
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EISSN:
1744-5531
ISSN:
1744-5523
Pubs id:
pubs:698748
URN:
uri:0122ab4f-7bc5-40ff-b3d6-e8906e730485
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uuid:0122ab4f-7bc5-40ff-b3d6-e8906e730485
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pubs:698748
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