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1. Term and Distinctions

The term “rights” today is so commonplace that it is in danger of becoming cliché. Rights talk has become a dominant mode of political, legal, and moral discourse in the West, and rights protections and violations have become increasingly important issues in international relations and diplomacy. Most nation-states now have detailed bills or recit…

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Witte Jr., John, “Rights”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 24 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_R.72>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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