Rights from Wrongs : In Rights from Wrongs, renowned legal scholar Alan Dershowitz puts forward a wholly new and compelling answer to one of the most persistent dilemmas in both law and moral philosophy: where do our rights come from? Does something called "natural law" really exist outside of what is written in constitutions and legal statutes? If so, how can we know what this law says, and why are rights not the same everywhere and in all eras? In this book, Dershowitz offers a fresh resolution to this age-old dilemma: Rights, he argues, do not come from God, nature, logic, or law alone. They arise out of particular human experiences with injustice. While justice is an elusive concept, hard to define, and subject to conflicting interpretations, injustice is immediate, intuitive, widely agreed upon, and very tangible. Rights from Wrongs is the first book to propose a theory of rights that emerges not from some theory of perfect justice but from its opposite: from the bottom up, from trial and error, and from our collective experience of injustice. Human rights come from human wrongs.