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dc.contributor.authorLarson, Rhett B.
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-23T13:17:19Z
dc.date.available2019-09-23T13:17:19Z
dc.date.created2016-02-27 02:29
dc.date.issued2015-10-01
dc.identifieroai:scholarship.law.duke.edu:delpf-1320
dc.identifierhttp://scholarship.law.duke.edu/delpf/vol26/iss1/1
dc.identifierhttp://scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1320&context=delpf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/26701
dc.description.abstractGovernmental leaders, scholars, and activists have advocated for human rights to food, water, education, health care, and energy. Such rights, also called positive rights, place an affirmative duty upon the state to provide a minimum quantity and quality of these goods and services to all citizens. But food, education, water, and health care are so different–in how they are produced, consumed, and financed–that the implementation of a positive right must be adapted to the distinctive characteristics of the good or service it guarantees. The primary aims of this adaptive implementation are transparency, enforceability and sustainability in the provision of positive rights. Only by adapting a positive right to its policy environment can such a right function as a viable means of protecting disadvantaged members of society. This article uses the example of positive rights to public utilities, such as water and energy, to illustrate adaptive implementation of positive rights. In doing so, this article explains why and how a positive right must be adapted to the unique policy environment of a given public utility.
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dc.publisherDuke University School of Law
dc.sourceDuke Environmental Law & Policy Forum
dc.subjectLaw
dc.titleAdapting Human Rights
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