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International Law of Human Rights

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Edited by: Michael K. Addo

ISBN13: 9780754621584
ISBN: 0754621588
Published: April 2006
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £215.00



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International law is a social construct crafted by human endeavour to achieve or at least contribute to the achievement of goals perceived to be valuable or necessary to effective social relations. In effect, international law is no more than a facilitative process and so cannot have answers and conclusions of its own other than what lies within the ambitions of those who define the limits of the process.

The essays collected together here reveal how international law facilitates the achievement of the long standing ambition of turning human rights ideals and rhetoric into reality.

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Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
Part I: Nature and Development: The concept of human rights in international law, Anthony D'Amato
A multi-dimensional concept of human rights in international law, Sampong Sacharitkul
Human rights geneology, Ruti Teitel.
Part II: Politics: The ideology of human rights, Makau wa Mutua
International human rights and cultural relativism, Fernando R. Teson
International human rights and feminism: when discourses meet, Karen Engle.
Part III: Enforcement and Supervision: How is international human rights law enforced?, Harold Hongju Koh
Towards a theory of effective supranational adjudication, Laurence R. Helfer and Anne-Marie Slaughter
Norm making and supervision in international human rights: reflections on institutional order, Theodor Meron.
Part IV: Exceptions: Reservations to human rights treaties: time for innovation and reform, William A. Schabas
Derogations under Article 15 of the European Convention on Human Rights, R. St. J. MacDonald.
Part V: Regional Supervision: Reflections on regional human rights law, Gabriel M. Wilner
Consensus, coherence and the European Convention on Human Rights, Laurence R. Helfer.
Part VI: Globalization: Globalization and the convergence of values, Alex Y. Seita
Globalization and human rights, Robert McCorquodale with Richard Fairbrother.