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 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 M. Anne Brown - Manchester University Press
This book argues for greater openness in the ways we approach human rights and international rights promotion, and brings some new understanding to old debates. It casts human rights as a language for probing the political dimensions of suffering.
by Susanne Kaul, David Kim - De Gruyter Open Ltd
Why are human rights considered inviolable norms although many countries around the globe violate them? This paradox seems reducible to the discrepancy between idealism and reality in humanitarian affairs, but this book complicates this picture ...
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.