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Human Rights and Violence: The Hope and Fear of the Liberal World


ISBN13: 9781849465335
To be Published: July 2019
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £60.00



The dilemma of a liberal human rights lawyer is this: one both believes in and doubts human rights. No wonder, for human rights are ambivalent. As positive legal enactments, they are the result of political bargaining that speak the concrete and verifiable language of rules; yet they also hold an intangible promise of universal good that is not reducible to a particular political community, time or place, but reaches beyond the text of enacted rules, evoking their cosmopolitan purpose. This dual nature makes human rights strong and accounts for their extraordinary appeal. But it also makes the practice of human rights a fundamentally liberal exercise in irresolution.

This new work seeks to offer a critical, albeit sympathetic, exploration of the conditions for practising and enforcing human rights in a world steeped in ambivalence. Through an historical narrative it first unravels the liberal tension that inheres in rights, and then moves on to examine the case law of the European Court of Human Rights to illustrate how the tension compels a choice in the exercise of rights. In the final part, the tension and the choice in rights is analysed within the realm of humanitarian violence. This is the realm of the tension - and the choice - between the hope and the fear of the liberal world.

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The Concept of Unity in Public International Law ISBN 9781849460439
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The Payment Order of Antiquity and the Middle Ages: A Legal History (eBook) ISBN 9781847318664
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The Payment Order of Antiquity and the Middle Ages: A Legal History ISBN 9781849460521
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The Institutional Veil in Public International Law ISBN 9781841136349
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Terrorism and the State: Rethinking the Rules of State Responsibility ISBN 9781841136271
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