Origins and Evolution of the Legal Notion of Rights


An Article by Come Carpentier de Gourdon, Convener, Editorial Board, World Affairs Journal, published at Dialogue Quarterly, Volume-14 No.4, April-June, 2013

In ancient and medieval western societies rights were prerogatives enjoyed by the privileged minorities and by free men, as opposed to slaves and bonded labour. By definition rights were thus unequally distributed as males had more than women or children on whom within their respective families, they had nearly absolute authority.

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