BLR  Vol.2 No.1 , March 2011
Natural Rights, Morality, and the Law
Author(s) Drum Peter*
ABSTRACT
It is argued that despite attempts to discount the importance of natural rights for morality, they are fundamental to it; therefore, so too are natural rights to the legitimacy of the law.

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nullD. Peter, "Natural Rights, Morality, and the Law," Beijing Law Review, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2011, pp. 25-31. doi: 10.4236/blr.2011.21004.
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