Canadian Journal of Philosophy 44 (1):1-17 (2014)

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Jesse Tomalty
University of Bergen
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The claimability objection rejects the inclusion of a right to subsistence among human rights because the duties thought to correlate with this right are undirected, and thus it is not claimable. This objection is open to two replies: One denies that claimability is an existence condition on rights. The second suggests that the human right to subsistence actually is claimable. I argue that although neither reply succeeds on the conventional interpretation of the human right to subsistence, an alternative ‘practical’ interpretation provides a viable approach to vindicating this right.
Keywords Human rights  Subsistence  Poverty  Claimability
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