Risse, Mathias. "Approaching Human Rights Law Philosophically: Reflections on Allen Buchanan, The Heart of Human Rights." Law and Philosophy 36.2 (April 2017): 169-190.
I begin by summarizing some of the main features of Buchanan’s account. I argue next that his account gets no support from defeating his envisaged opponent, the Mirroring View of human rights. Then I discuss some general ideas about the concept and different conceptions of human rights before introducing my own conception and explaining why I think it has certain advantages over Buchanan’s. In particular, my account is better suited for the intellectual engagement with China that philosophers should contribute to and whose centrality Buchanan recognizes.