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Jim Nickel teaches and writes in human rights law and theory, jurisprudence, and political philosophy. He is the author of Making Sense of Human Rights (2nd ed. 2007) and numerous articles in philosophy and law. 

Recent articles include “Griffin on Human Rights to Liberty” in Roger Crisp, ed., Griffin on Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2015): 185-205;  “Personal Deserts and Human Rights,” in Rowan Cruft, S. Matthew Liao and Massimo Renzo, eds.,  Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2015): 153-165; "Assigning Roles to Human Rights" forthcoming in Adam Etinson, ed., Human Rights: Moral or Political? (Oxford University Press, 2016); “Two Models of Normative Frameworks for Human Rights during Emergencies” forthcoming in Evan J. Criddle, ed., Human Rights in Emergencies (Cambridge University Press, 2016); and “Can a Right to Health Care be Justified by Linkage Arguments?” forthcoming in Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics (2016)