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AbstractNowadays, human rights language turns out to be very confusing, lacking clarity. Actu-ally, one gets the impression that every claim deserves the name of ‘right’ according to a time-honored tradition. Since it goes without saying that this is not the case, we have to introduce the distinction between full-fledged rights and other interests. Full-fledged rights are inextricably linked to each individual and their protection exhibits an intrin-sic formal character. It is therefore deeply inappropriate both to speak of “collective rights” and to establish an essential connexion between human rights and a definite conception of the good.
Claudio Luzzati, "Il formalismo dei diritti", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, XV (2013) 1, pp. 25-51.