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Rights Forfeiture and Procedural Rights

Rights Forfeiture and Procedural Rights
Room 200, Larkin Building
Time: Feb 25th, 3:00 pm End: Feb 25th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Sociology (FAS), Political Science, Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Law, Faculty of , Humanities, Historical Studies (UTM), Ethics, Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in (OISE/UT), Critical Theory, Criminology, Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM), Cities and Humanities, 2000-, 1950-2000, 1900-1950
Lecture by Professor Christopher Heath Wellman

The Centre for Ethics proudly presents:

 

Professor Christopher Heath Wellman, Department of Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis. 

 

Rights Forfeiture and Procedural Rights

 

Abstract: In this paper I defend the stark thesis that, absent special circumstances, there are no judicial procedural rights.  I first argue that there is no general moral right against double jeopardy.  Next I explain why punishing a criminal without first establishing her guilt via a fair trial does not necessarily violate her rights.  And finally, after responding to a number of possible objections, I consider the implications of my arguments for the human right to due process.

Professor Wellman works in ethics, specializing in political and legal philosophy.

This event is free & open to the public. For more information, please contact the Centre for Ethics at 416-978-6288.  

 


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