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Human Rights and 21st Century Challenges: Poverty, Conflict, and the Environment

Edited by: Dapo Akande, Jaakko Kuosmanen, Dominic Roser

ISBN13: 9780198824770
To be Published: January 2020
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £80.00

The world is faced with significant and interrelated challenges in the 21st century which threaten human rights in a number of ways. This book examines three of the largest issues of the century - armed conflict, environment, and poverty - and examines how these may be addressed using a human rights framework. It considers how these challenges threaten human rights and reassesses our understanding of human rights in the light of these issues.

This multidisciplinary text considers both foundational and applied questions such as the relationship between morality and the laws of war, as well as the application of the International Human Rights Framework in cyber space.

Alongside analyses from some of the most prominent lawyers, philosophers, and political theorists in the debate, each section includes contributions by those who have served as Special Rapporteurs within the United Nations Human Rights System on the challenges facing international human rights laws today.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
I. Foundations
1: Reinvigorating Human Rights for the Twenty-First Century, Hurst Hannum
2: Two Visions of Human Rights: Relational and Beneficiary-Focused Theories, David Rodin
3: Global Consequentialism and the Morality and Laws of War, Hilary Greaves
II. Environment
4: State of Play and Road Ahead: Environment and Human Rights, Kerri Woods
5: Don't Look Too Far: Rights as a Rationale for the Precautionary Principle, Dominic Roser
6: Human Rights, Population, and Climate Change, Simon Caney
7: The Paris Agreement as a Human Rights Treaty, John Knox
III: Poverty
8: State of Play and Road Ahead: A World of Poverty and Human Rights, Margot E Salomon
9: The Promise & Pitfalls of the Sustainable Development Goals: Has the Time Come for a Rights-Based Approach to Poverty Reduction?, Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona
10: Uphill Battle: Deliberating Towards Human Rights Compatible Public Budgets, Jaakko Kuosmanen
11: Poverty and Human Rights: A Peril and a Promise, Sandra Fredman
IV: Conflict and Security
12: State of Play and Road Ahead: Humanizing Security, Harold Koh
13: The Right to Life and the International Law Framework Regulating the Use of Armed Drones, Christof Heyns, Dapo Akande, Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne, and Thompson Chengeta
14: Application of the International Human Rights Law Framework in Cyber Space, Helen McDermott
15: Insecurity and Human Rights, Liora Lazarus
16: Sustainable Security: A Proposal, Fiona de Londras