The University of New Hampshire Law Review


[Excerpt] “This article supports Gewirth’s view: that is, the reason why utilitarian values such as national security, public safety, public order, public health, and public morality may outweigh human rights is that they contain human rights elements. Thus, as a rule, whenever human rights clash with nonrights value considerations, we should analyze whether they contain human rights elements. If they do, they may override human rights that conflict with them. If they do not, they cannot.”

Repository Citation

Xiaobing Xu & George Wilson, On Conflict of Human Rights, 5 Pierce L. Rev. 31 (2006), available at http://scholars.unh.edu/unh_lr/vol5/iss1/4