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Human Rights and Dynamic Humanism

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ISBN13: 9789004202658
Published: December 2016
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £225.00

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This book emphasizes a forgotten aspect of human rights, i.e., to establish that human rights captures its meaning from human activism and advocacy. It explores factors which drive the advocacy of human rights integrating religious values reflected in human rights law. The book explores human rights activism in the history of ideas and the contributions of Celtic culture. It develops the framework for understanding the human rights struggle and the advocacy functions which drive it, exploring the critical role of emotion in the form of sentiment, either positive or negative, that promotes or prevents human rights violations. The negative sentiment chapter explores the major forms of human rights violations. Positive sentiment explores the role of affect, empathy and human solidarity in the promotion of the culture of human rights. Further chapters explore affect, gender, and sexual orientation, human rights and socio-economic justice, human rights and revolution, transitional justice, indigenous human rights, nuclear weapons and intellectual property.

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Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Introduction: An Alternative Perspective on Human Rights
Chapter 1 The Perspective of Dynamic Humanism
Chapter 2 Religious Values, Normative Precepts and Human Rights
Chapter 3 Human Rights Trends in the Western History of Ideas
Chapter 4 Ideological Contributions of Celtic Freedom and Individualism to Human Rights
Chapter 5 Dynamic Humanism and the Human Rights Struggle
Chapter 6 Globalization, Dynamic Humanism and Human Rights Activism
Chapter 7 Emotion: Love, Hate and The Human Rights Boundaries of the Law
Chapter 8 Extreme Forms of Human Exploitation: Slavery, Tolerated Exploitation and Human Trafficking
Chapter 9 Contextualizing Genocide, Apartheid, Racism, and Mass Murder
Chapter 10 Contextualizing Torture
Chapter 11 Toward An Affection Process of Human Rights
Chapter 12 Family, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Human Rights and the Affection Process
Chapter 13 Human Rights and Socio-Economic Justice
Chapter 14 Intellectual Property and Human Rights
Chapter 15 Truth, Reconciliation and the Fragility of Heroic Activism
Chapter 16 Transitional Justice: The Moral Foundations Of Trials And Commissions In Social And Political Transformation
Chapter 17 Peace, Justice, and Transition in Colombia
Chapter 18 Human Rights, Eco-Community Survival, Bio-Piracy and Indigenous Peoples
Chapter 19 Human Rights and Nuclear Weapons
Chapter 20 The Development of Human Rights and Private Sector Enforcement (The United States Experience)
Conclusions: Moving Ahead