prima facie rights

prima facie rights

[prī′mə fā′shē·ə]
rights on the surface, or face, that may be overridden by stronger conflicting rights or by other values.
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The Crowns refuse to abide by the rulings of BC courts that the Gitxsan have strong prima facie rights and good prima facie title to these lands since contact in 1846.
He also proposes a list of objective ethical principles to guide decision making (13), and defends a theory of prima facie rights and duties (17-19).
The morality of torture is a matter that Perry seems to regard as sometimes opaque, not just cloudy, even if he generally condemns it in accordance with the principles and prima facie rights and duties sketched in Chapter 1.