4 edition of Human rights as politics. found in the catalog.
Human rights as politics.
Includes bibliographical references.
|Contributions||Kenya Human Rights Commission.|
|LC Classifications||JC599.K4 H84 2003|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||x, 344 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||344|
|LC Control Number||2003405767|
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This timely volume investigates whether human rights abuses are a result of the failure of governments to live up to a universal human rights standard, or whether the search for moral universals is a fundamentally flawed enterprise which distracts us from the task of.
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Despite seeming consensus about the. Over the past decade or so, philosophical speculation about human rights has tended to fall into two streams. On the one hand, there are Orthodox theorists, who think of human rights as natural rights: moral rights that we have simply in virtue of being human.
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Ignatieff urges the movement to pay more attention to the balance between the rights of states and the rights of citizens. reported in the media: genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda, mass human rights violations in Darfur, the growing problem of child soldiers, the long and brutal history of apartheid in South Africa, and rape in eastern Congo, to name a few.
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Catherine Renshaw argues convincingly that regional human rights work and national debates inform and influence each other."—Mark Sidel, University of.