Expanding Human Rights

Expanding Human Rights

The 21st century demands expanding rights, as the established human rights regime is necessary but not sufficient.

Author: Alison Brysk

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781785368844

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The 21st century demands expanding rights, as the established human rights regime is necessary but not sufficient. This project will analyze the global dynamics of the mobilization of new actors, claims, institutions and modes of accountability. Our multi-disciplinary, multi-method analysis draws from a full range of global experience, with balanced attention to civil-political and social-economic rights; from LBGT movements in the new Europe to campaigns for the right to food in India.
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Contesting Human Rights

Contesting Human Rights

ELGAR STUDIES IN HUMAN RIGHTS Editorial Board: Thomas Buergenthal, The George Washington University, USA, ... and Responsibility Penelope Mathew and Tristan Harley Expanding Human Rights 21st Century Norms and Governance Edited ...

Author: Alison Brysk

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788972864

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Page: 256

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Illustrated with case studies from across the globe, Contesting Human Rights provides an innovative approach to human rights, and examines the barriers and changing pathways to the full realisation of these rights. Presenting a thorough proposal for the reframing of human rights, the volume suggests that new opportunities at, and below, the state level, and creative pathways of global governance can help reconstruct human rights in the face of modern challenges.
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The Social Rights Jurisprudence in the Inter American Court of Human Rights

The Social Rights Jurisprudence in the Inter American Court of Human Rights

ELGAR STUDIES IN HUMAN RIGHTS Editorial Board: Thomas Buergenthal, The George Washington University, USA, ... Titles in the series include: Expanding Human Rights 21st Century Norms and Governance Edited by Alison Brysk and Michael ...

Author: Isaac de Paz González

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788113045

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Page: 256

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Working with progressive conceptual categories relating to indigenous property, cultural identity, the right to an adequate standard of living and healthcare, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights continues to build a justiciability to determine the social rights of marginalised individuals and groups in the Americas. In a context of interpretative tensions of the social rights as political goals and direct effects provisions, Isaac de Paz González unveils the abilities, and the practices of the Inter-American Court’s contribution to the human rights practice in the Global South.
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Using Human Rights to Counter Terrorism

Using Human Rights to Counter Terrorism

ELGAR STUDIES IN HUMAN RIGHTS Editorial Board: the late M. Cherif Bassiouni, DePaul University, USA, ... and Responsibility Penelope Mathew and Tristan Harley Expanding Human Rights 21st Century Norms and Governance Edited by Alison ...

Author: Manfred Nowak

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781784715274

Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Page: 384

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While providing a substantive legal analysis of the links between human rights and counter-terrorism, this book provides the tools to successfully argue that a human rights approach does not undermine the fight against terrorism. Through practical examples, it shows that a State’s lack of respect for human rights hinders its fight against terrorism and can be counter-productive. The contributing experts represent a wide breadth of experience at the national and international levels, and bring their unique approach to each cross-cutting topic.
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Contracting Human Rights

Contracting Human Rights

ELGAR STUDIES IN HUMAN RIGHTS Editorial Board: the late M. Cherif Bassiouni, DePaul University, USA, ... Tristan Harley Expanding Human Rights 21st Century Norms and Governance Edited by Alison Brysk and Michael Stohl The Legal ...

Author: Alison Brysk

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788112338

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Page: 320

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By chronicling the continuing contest over the reach, range, and regime of rights, Contracting Human Rights analyzes the way forward in an era of many challenges. This multidisciplinary book contributes to building understanding of the maturation of human rights, from a dissident doctrine to a dynamic parameter of global governance and civil society. Through an examination of both global and local challenges to human rights, including loopholes, backlash, accountability, and new opportunities to move forward, this book analyzes trends across multiple-issue areas.
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The Legal Protection of Refugees with Disabilities

The Legal Protection of Refugees with Disabilities

ELGAR STUDIES IN HUMAN RIGHTS Editorial Board: M. Cherif Bassiouni, DePaul University, USA, Thomas Buergenthal, ... and Responsibility Penelope Mathew and Tristan Harley Expanding Human Rights 21st Century Norms and Governance Edited by ...

Author: Mary Crock

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781786435446

Category: Law

Page: 336

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This ground-breaking book focuses on the ‘forgotten refugees’, detailing people with disabilities who have crossed borders in search of protection from disaster or human conflict. The authors explore the intersection between one of the oldest international human rights treaties, the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, with one of the newest: the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Drawing on fieldwork in six countries hosting refugees in a variety of contexts – Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Uganda, Jordan and Turkey – the book examines how the CRPD is (or should) be changing the way that governments and aid agencies engage with and accommodate persons with disabilities in situations of displacement. The timeliness of the book is underscored by the adoption in mid-2016 of the UN Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action adopted at the World Humanitarian Summit.
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The Future of Human Rights

The Future of Human Rights

... (2017) Expanding Rights: Norm Innovation in the European and Inter-American Courts of Human Rights, in Expanding Human Rights: 21st Century Norms and Governance, ed. Alison Brysk and Michael Stohl. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Author: Alison Brysk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509520619

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

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Human rights have fallen on hard times, yet they are more necessary than ever. People all over the world – from Amazonian villages to Iranian prisons – need human rights to gain recognition, campaign for justice, and save lives. But how can we secure a brighter future for human rights? What changes are required to confront the regime’s weaknesses and emerging global challenges? In this cutting-edge analysis, Alison Brysk sets out a pragmatic reformist agenda for human rights in the twenty-first century. Tracing problems and solutions through contemporary case studies – the plight of refugees, declining democracies such as Mexico and Turkey, the expansion of women’s rights, new norms for indigenous peoples, and rights regression in the USA – she shows that the dynamic strength of human rights lies in their evolving political practice. This distinctive vision demands that we build upon the gains of the human rights regime to construct new pathways which address historic rights gaps, from citizenship to security, from environmental protection to resurgent nationalism, and to globalization itself. Drawing on the author’s extensive experience as a leading human rights scholar and activist, The Future of Human Rights offers a broad and authoritative guide to the big questions in global human rights governance today.
Categories: Political Science

Routledge Handbook of Peace Security and Development

Routledge Handbook of Peace  Security and Development

Poe, S. (2004) 'The Decision to Repress: An Integrative Theoretical Approach to the Research on Human Rights and Repression', in S. Carey and S. ... Expanding Human Rights: 21st Century Norms and Governance, Northampton: Edward Elgar.

Author: Fen Osler Hampson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351172189

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

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This Handbook offers a comprehensive examination of the peace, security, and development nexus from a global perspective, and investigates the interfaces of these issues in a context characterised by many new challenges. By bringing together more than 40 leading experts and commentators from across the world, the Handbook maps the various research agendas related to these three themes, taking stock of existing work and debates, while outlining areas for further engagement. In doing so, the chapters may serve as a primer for new researchers while also informing the wider scholarly community about the latest research trends and innovations. The volume is split into three thematic parts: Concepts and approaches New drivers of conflict, insecurity, and developmental challenges Actors, institutions, and processes. For ease of use and organisational consistency, each chapter provides readers with an overview of each research area, a review of the state of the literature, a summary of the major debates, and promising directions for future research. This Handbook will be of much interest to students of peace and conflict studies, development studies, security studies, and International Relations.
Categories: Political Science

State of the World s Indigenous Peoples

State of the World s Indigenous Peoples

Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. ... Expanding Human Rights: 21st Century Norms and Governance. Elgar Studies in Human Rights series.

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN: 9789213582862

Category: Political Science

Page: 96

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On 13 September 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It marked the culmination of decades of struggle among indigenous peoples for a universal framework establishing minimum standards to ensure the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world. This publication looks back at ten-plus years of the Declaration’s existence—more than ten years both of implementation and progress and of unfulfilled expectations.
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Human Rights and Islam

Human Rights and Islam

ELGAR. STUDIES. IN. HUMAN. RIGHTS. Editorial Board: the late M. Cherif Bassiouni, DePaul University, USA, ... and Responsibility Penelope Mathew and Tristan Harley Expanding Human Rights 21st Century Norms and Governance Edited by ...

Author: Abdullah Saeed

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781784716585

Category: Law

Page: 288

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Is there a basis for human rights in Islam? Beginning with an exploration of what rights are and how the human rights discourse developed, Abdullah Saeed explores the resources that exist within Islamic tradition. He looks at those that are compatible with international human rights law and can be garnered to promote and protect human rights in Muslim-majority states. A number of rights are given specific focus, including the rights of women and children, freedom of expression and religion, as well as jihad and the laws of war. Human Rights and Islam emphasises the need for Muslims to rethink problematic areas of Islamic thought that are difficult to reconcile with contemporary conceptions of human rights.
Categories: Law