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Examining Critical Perspectives on Human Rights

Edited by: Rob Murray Colin Dickinson, Ole W. Pedersen, Elena Katselli Proukaki

ISBN13: 9781107006935
Published: February 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £73.00
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Examining Critical Perspectives on Human Rights sets out a practical and theoretical overview of the future of human rights within the United Kingdom and beyond.

A number of internationally renowned scholars respond to David Kennedy's contribution 'The International Human Rights Movement: Still Part of the Problem?' from a range of different perspectives. With its combination of theory and practice of international and domestic human rights at this key juncture in the human rights project, it is relevant to all scholars and practitioners with an interest in human rights.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Part I. Introduction
1. Re-examining critical perspectives on human rights Ole W. Pedersen
2. The international human rights movement: still part of the problem? David Kennedy

Part II. Domestic Human Rights Perspectives
3. The ongoing idolatry of the Human Rights Act Keith Ewing
4. If you cannot change the rules of the game, adapt to them: United Kingdom responses to the restrictions set by Article 3 ECHR on 'national security' deportations David Bonner
5. The right to security - securing rights or securitizing rights? Liora Lazarus
6. Lawfare unbounded? Human rights and civil liberties as weapons of area denial Colin Murray

Part III. International Human Rights Law Perspectives
7. The rule of law and the role of human rights when peace and security are under attack Elena Katselli
8. The problematic authority of international human rights law Steven Wheatley
9. Universal human rights: a challenge too far Rob Dickinson

Part IV. Theoretical Perspectives on Human Rights
10. Human rights and the mass media Eric Heinze
11. Human rights activism, expertise and academic inquiry: beyond legitimation v. emancipation - a self-critical reflection Christine Bell
12. Human rights, 'lawfare' and American exceptionalism Richard Mullender.