Article title Fundamental Human Rights: to the General Theoretical Interpretation
Name of magazine Scientific journal «Philosophy of Law and General Theory of Law» (Ukrainian language)
Issue 1-2/2015
Сторінки [327-341]

The article is devoted to the basic terminology, concepts of human rights, which serve the methodological tools for research. Firstly, the initial category of fundamental human rights, in particular its definition, which was formulated by the author at the Law Faculty of Lviv University in the early 90s of the last century, is explained. Secondly, a number of terminological and epistemological issues which arise in the course of such researches, is analyzed. And thirdly, it is discussed, who can be a holder, a subject of fundamental rights; in particular, whether collective entities are able to be the right-holders. Some of the views of the Ukrainian author S. Holovatyi, expressed in the 1/2015 volume of the «Law of Ukraine» journal, are criticized.

Keywords fundamental human rights, international human rights acts, holders of fundamental rights.