1. Scum of the earth I 2. Rights and the nation-state 3. The perplexities of the rights of man 4. Natural law and the false promise of a universal community of equals 5. Liberalism's false promise I : Locke 6. Liberalism's false promise II : Kant 7. Scum of the earth II : contemporary refugees 8. The international human rights regime and the sovereignty of states 9. The right to have rights and a new law on earth.