A Right To Work? A Right To Holidays With Pay? Labor Rights As Human Rights
This paper first tries to make it plausible why labor rights would appear on the list of human rights, and next articulates some philosophical objections to their presence there. The interesting question then is not how one could respond to the objections, but to explore what commitments one needs to make to answer the question in a comprehensive and philosophically satisfactory manner. Of course, the human rights movement that has become a visible part of international politics generally takes the Universal Declaration to be the meaning-fixing document for what counts as a human right.