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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Between Rights and Responsibilities: A Fundamental Debate

Edited by: Stephan Parmentier, Hans Werdmolder

ISBN13: 9789050958868
Published: July 2016
Publisher: Intersentia Publishers
Country of Publication: Belgium
Format: Paperback
Price: £67.00

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The last decade has witnessed an increased criticism against the human rights paradigm for its obsession with the 'culture of claims and rights'.

According to the critics, this culture has led to an obsession with the rights of individuals at the expense of due attention to groups and to communities worldwide, and moreover, at the neglect of responsibilities and duties.

,P. It is also argued that there should be a shift from the western emphasis on the rights for individuals to more attention for the responsibilities of individuals and collectivities as present in other cultures of the world, and several documents have been drafted to this effect.

These discussions, and the ensuing documents, are far from only theoretical or abstract. They bear consequences in everyday life, as evidenced in a number of areas, such as globalization, terrorism, multiculturalism, etc.

,P. The book contains the main contributions presented at a symposium in Leuven in 2006, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Summer Course Human Rights, a joint organisation of the Faculty of Law, K.U.Leuven and the Dutch Research School in Human Rights. It wishes to address some of the salient features of the relationship between rights on the one hand and responsibilities on the other, and is aimed at academics and researchers, policy-makers and civil society at large.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Introduction. Toward an Integrated Vision of Rights and Responsibilities

Human Rights and Human Responsibilities. Setting the Ethical and the Conceptual Scene
Rights, Responsibilities and Duties for the Civil Society. Moral Challenges Put Forward by the Millenium Development Goals
Steering Clear of the Twin Shoals of a Rights-Based Morality and a Duty-Based Legality
Human Duties and Responsibilities for the Reinforcement of Human Rights. The Declaration of Human Duties and Responsibilities (1998)

Human Rights in a Globalising Economy. Is the Right to Social Protection Qualified by a Duty to Work?
Human Rights in a Globalising Economy. Rights and Responsibilities of Trade Unions
Fundamental Rights and Responsibilities within a Multicultural Society
From Lawless to a Human Rights Approach in the Fight Against Terrorism. The Council of Europe Standards
Children's Rights at a Dignitarian Horizon of Responsible Parenthood
Individuals' Duties in the African Human Rights Protection System. Challenges and Prospects
Declaration of Human Duties and Responsibilities