In Human Rights and Their Limits (Cambridge University Press), Wiktor Osiatyński examines how the concept of human rights has developed in waves: each call for rights serves the purpose of social groups that try to stop further proliferation of rights after their own goals are reached.
Although a state of unlimited democracy threatens rights, excessive rights can limit resources indispensable for democracy. Human Rights and Their Limits argues that although rights are a prerequisite of freedom, they should be balanced with other values that are indispensable for social harmony and personal happiness.
- Wiktor Osiatyński, Professor, Central European University Legal Program
- Richard Wilson, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut
- Aryeh Neier, President, Open Society Institute