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Human Rights Protection in Global Politics: Responsibilities of States and Non-State Actors

Edited by: David Karp, Kurt Mills

ISBN13: 9781137463166
Published: January 2015
Publisher: Palgrave Scholarly
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £65.00



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Human Rights Protection in Global Politics analyzes the contemporary human rights responsibilities of state, non-state and international actors. It includes an interdisciplinary set of perspectives based in international relations, politics, law and philosophy.

The book seeks to understand - but also to critique and to move beyond - the contributions of, firstly, the 'respect-protect-fulfil' tripartite division of human rights responsibility, and secondly, the more recent 'Responsibility to Protect' policy framework. It rejects approaches that treat duties to respect, not to harm, or not to violate human rights as entirely constitutive of the responsibilities that global actors have.

The book's contributors engage in dialogue with each other, and sometimes even disagree. However, they are unified in their attempt to paint a more complex picture than is currently available about the nature of human rights protection and various global actors' responsibility for it.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
PART I: RESPONSIBILITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS
1. Introduction: Human Rights Responsibilities of States and Non-State Actors
David Jason Karp and Kurt Mills
2. Humanitarianism and Responsibility in Discourse and Practice
Glenn Mitoma and Kerry Bystrom

PART II: STATES' RESPONSIBILITIES: BEYOND 'VIOLATIONS' OF HUMAN RIGHTS
3. Doctrinal Innovation and State Obligations: The Patterns of Doctrinal Development in the Jurisprudence of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Matyas Bodig
4. Indivisible Human Rights and the End(s) of the State
Daniel J. Whelan
5. Beyond Individual Accountability: The Meaning of State Responsibility
Mark Gibney

PART III: RESPONSIBILITIES OF NON-STATE ACTORS
6. Putting the Blame on Governments: Why Firms and Governments Have Failed to Advance the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Susan Ariel Aaronson and Ian Higham
7. The Concept of Human Rights Protection and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
David Jason Karp
8. Human Rights Ltd.: An Alternative Approach to Assessing the Impact of Transnational Corporations on Human Rights
Flor Gonzalez Correa
9. Living Up to Human Rights Responsibilities: Lawyers and Law Firms in the Chinese Authoritarian Context
Nicola Macbean and Elisa Nesossi
10. Fulfilling the Right to Education? Responsibilities of State and Non-State Actors in Myanmar's Education System
Maaike Matelski

PART IV: THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT
11. What Responsibilities Does the International Community Have in Complex Humanitarian Crises and Mass Atrocity Situations?
Kurt Mills
12. Grappling with Double Manifest Failure: R2P and the Civilian Protection Conundrum
Melissa Labonte
13. Prevention Cascade: The United States and the Diffusion of R2P
Michael Galchinsky
14. Argumentation and the Responsibility to Protect: The Case of Libya
Tim Dunne and Katharine Gelber