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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 “Personal Deserts and Human Rights,” in  Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2015): 153-165; “Can a Right to Health Care be Justified by Linkage Arguments?” in Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics (2016); “Two Models of Normative Frameworks for Human Rights during Emergencies” in Human Rights in Emergencies, edited by Evan J. Criddle, (Cambridge University Press, 2016): ; and "Assigning Roles to Human Rights," forthcoming in Human Rights: Moral or Political?, edited by Adam Etinson (Oxford University Press, 2016)