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Vol 25 No 2 Feb/March 2020

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Intersectionality and Human Rights Law

Edited by: Shreya Atrey, Peter Dunne

ISBN13: 9781509935291
To be Published: November 2020
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £60.00



This collection of essays analyses how the diversity in human identity and disadvantage affects the articulation, realisation, violation and enforcement of human rights.

The question arises from the realisation that people, who are severally and severely disadvantaged because of their race, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, class etc, often find themselves at the margins of human rights; their condition seldom improved and sometimes even worsened by the rights discourse. How does one make sense of this relationship between the complexity of people's disadvantage and violation of their human rights? Does the human rights discourse, based on its universal and common values, have tools, methods or theories to capture and respond to the difference in people's lived experience of rights? Can intersectionality help in that quest? This book seeks to inaugurate this line of inquiry.