Examining Critical Perspectives on Human Rights

Examining Critical Perspectives on Human Rights

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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.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  • 1139229869
  • 9781139229869

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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.show more

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'As an overview on contemporary challenges faced by the human rights movement, the book is well worth a read.' Anna Chadwick, Public Lawshow more