Group Rights

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[Revised entry by Peter Jones on August 20, 2022.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography]
A group right is a right held by a group as a group rather than by its members severally. The “group” in “group right” describes the nature of the right-holder; it does not describe the mere fact that the right is confined to the members of a group rather than possessed by all members of a society or by humanity at large. Much of the controversy that surrounds group rights focuses on whether groups can hold rights and, if they can, on the conditions a group must satisfy if it is to be a right-holder. Some proponents of…

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