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Understanding Human Rights New ed

Edited by: Conor Gearty, Adam Tomkins

ISBN13: 9781855676091
ISBN: 1855676095
Published: February 2000
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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First published in early 1997, this collection of 27 essays by a group of lawyers and academics seeks in various ways to provide an understanding of human rights law, and an understanding of the relationship between law and human rights. Human rights is a very interdisciplinary field of study, and can be viewed from anthropological, philosophical, political, historical and even rhetorical perspectives. These essays inquire critically both as to the limitations of the subject and what it has the potential to achieve.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Living with a bill of rights, Mark Tushnet; the Canadian Charter and the democratic process, Beverley McLachlin; human rights, social democracy and constitutional reform, Keith Ewing; human rights in a divided society, G.E. Devenish; fundamental rights in Australia and Britain - domestic and international aspects, Timothy H. Jones; justice and human rights in postmodernity, Costas Douzinas; communal goods as human rights, Maleiha Malik; not another theory of human rights, R. Jayakumar Nayar; less equal than others - equality and women' rights, Sandra Fredman; essential rights and contested identities - sexual orientation and equality rights jurisprudence in Canada, Carl F. Stychin; a right to meritorious treatment, Donal Nolan; equality or self-determination, Cliona J.M. Kimber; human rights, sexual orientation and the social and legal impact of law and reform, Nicholas Bamforth; the homosexualization of human rights, Leslie J. Moran; human rights, HIV and AIDS, Anne Scully; the utility of rights talk - the case of free speech, Gwyneth Pitt; can rights extend to animals, Mike Radford; environmental rights - taking the environment seriously?, Sionaidh Douglas-Scott; human rights -the solution to the abortion question?, James Kingston; beliefs that discriminate - a rights-based solution, Siobhan Mullaly; pornography and rights - the theory and practice of control, Sheena N. McMurtrie; the limits of constitutional law - the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms of the Public/Private Code, Gavin W. Anderson; women's rights as human rights under international law, C.M. Chinkin; rights and international humanitarian law, Elizabeth Chadwick; deconstructing the mythologies of international human rights, Geraldine Van Buren; the governance of special powers - a case study of exclusion and treatment of individual rights under the prevention of terrorism acts, Clive Walker.