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Human Rights

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Robert McCorquodaleUniversity of Nottingham

ISBN13: 9780754621591
ISBN: 0754621596
Published: May 2004
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Theories of human rights are important, as they can be a means to challenging entrenched and oppressive power. These key essays take a philosophical approach to human rights, questioning dominant theories and offering different perspectives on their application.

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Contents:
Challenging Human Rights Concepts: Jerome Shestack (1998) ""The Philosophic Foundations of Human Rights""; Ruth Teitel (1997) ""Human Rights Genealogy""; Joy Gordon (1998) ""The Concept of Human Rights"" - the history and meaning of its politicization; Upendra Baxi (1998) ""Voices of Suffering and the Future of Human Rights""; David Beetham (1995) ""What Future for Economic and Social Rights?""; Makau Wa Mutua (1995) ""The Banjul Charter and the African Cultural Fingerprint"" - an evaluation of the language of duties; Peter Jones (1999) ""Human Rights - Groups Rights and Peoples' Rights""; Dianne Otto (1997) ""Rethinking Universals"" - opening transformative possibilities in international human rights law; Boaventura de Sousa Santos (1977) ""Toward a Multicultural Conception of Human Rights"". Applying Human Rights Concepts: Frank Garcia (1999) ""The Global Market and Human Rights"" trading away the human rights principle; Michael Ignatief (2001) ""The Attack on Human Rights""; Louise Doswald-Beck and Sylvain Vit (1993) ""International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law""; Audrey Chapman (1996) ""A 'Violations Approach' for Monitoring the International Covenant on Economic - Social and Cultural Rights""; Amartya Sen (1994) ""Freedoms and Needs""; Hilary Charlesworth (1992) ""The Public/Private Distinction and the Right to Development in International Law""; David Kennedy (2001) ""The International Human Rights Movement"" - part of the problem.