Can Human Rights Survive?
by Conor Gearty
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2006
Number of pages: 192
In this set of three essays, originally presented as the 2005 Hamlyn Lectures, Conor Gearty considers whether human rights can survive the challenges of the war on terror, the revival of political religion, and the steady erosion of the world's natural resources. He also looks deeper than this to consider the fundamental question: How can we tell what human rights are?
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