The Growth of Children’s Rights
A right, as I conceive it, is a system of autonomy. A legal right is a structure of legal liberties, claims, powers and immunities. Each right has one or more core elements that define its essential content but it also contains a number of associated elements that give its possessor freedom and control with respect to that core. Thus, the essential function of a right is to allocate autonomy within some defined sphere to one party vis-a-vis second parties in the event of any conflict of wills or confrontation between these parties (Wellman, 1978).
KeywordsMoral Obligation Moral Agent Moral Duty Special Protection Purposive Action
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