The challenge of human rights : past, present and future
- Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar Pub., c2012.
- Physical description
- xi, 335 p. ; 24 cm.
K3239.8 .C43 2012
- Unknown K3239.8 .C43 2012
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Introduction / David Keane and Yvonne McDermott
- The right to a social and international order for the realization of human rights : Article 28 of the Universal Declaration and international cooperation / Josh Curtis and Shane Darcy
- Freedom from fear and the human right to peace / William A. Schabas
- The universality of war : jus ad bellum and the right to peace in non-international armed conflicts / Kjell Anderson
- UNESCO and the right to peace / David Keane
- The right to resist reconsidered / Shannonbrooke Murphy
- Forensic science, international criminal law and the duties towards persons killed in war / Éadaoin O'Brien
- Forgotten rights : consequences of the Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights / Ray Murphy
- Forging a convention for crimes against humanity / Leila Nadya Sadat
- Doublespeak and double standards : does the jurisprudence on retrial following acquittal under international criminal law spell the end of the double jeopardy rule? / Yvonne McDermott
- Third world approaches to international law and the ghosts of apartheid / John Reynolds
- Exploitation rebranded : how international law sold slavery as forced labour / Nicholas McGeehan
- Between the wars : the Refugee Convention of 1933 : a contemporary analysis / Peter Fitzmaurice
- Drafter decision-making in international human rights treaties / Daragh McGreal
- Free and fair elections for some? : the potential for voting rights for under-18s / Aoife Daly
- Cultural rights : a new era / Majella Ní Chríocháin
- Intellectual property : a human (not corporate) right / Megan M. Carpenter.
- Publisher's Summary
- The Challenge of Human Rights takes a detailed and exploratory approach to topics across the field of human rights, and seeks to map a path for future research and policy development. It examines contemporary approaches to established rights, such as the right to peace and the protection against double jeopardy, while also revisiting overlooked or forgotten rights and concepts such as slavery, apartheid and the right to resist, determining the optimal place for those rights in today's world. The contributing authors outline lacunae in human rights law where rights could be established, from voting rights for under-18s to rights for the dead to cultural and intellectual property rights, and also apply completely new approaches to questions that have troubled human rights advocates for decades. This innovative book will be essential reading for researchers and practitioners of human rights law, political scientists, historians, and others who have a general interest in the future trajectory of human rights.
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- Publication date
- edited by David Keane, Yvonne McDermott.
- "This collection of essays originated from a conference as part of the Irish Centre for Human Rights 10th Anniversary celebrations, which were held in Galway, Ireland, in November 2010"--Introd.