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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by Toby Mendel - UNESCO
This book makes a significant contribution to the existing literature on freedom of information. It will be a valuable resource to the many people all over the world who wish to promote effective legal guarantees for the right to information.
by Sonja Schillings - Dartmouth College Press
The book draws attention to a century-old narrative pattern that not only underlies the legal category of enemies of the state, but more generally informs interpretations of imperial expansion, and protest against government-sponsored oppression.
by Gerhard Ernst, Jan-Christoph Heilinger - De Gruyter Open
The book identifies two major issues that call for conceptual clarification in order to better understand human rights claims: the question of how to justify human rights and the tension between universal normative claims and particular moralities.
by Marie Mercat-Bruns - University of California Press
Powerful and incisive, the book examines issues such as racial and religious bias, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and equality for LGBT individuals, highlighting comparisons that will further discussions on human rights across borders.