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dc.contributor.authorDE BURCA, Grainne
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-12T08:54:13Z
dc.date.available2021-03-12T08:54:13Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationOxford : Oxford University Press, 2021, Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law ; XXVIII/2en
dc.identifier.isbn978019829957
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1814/70455
dc.descriptionThis book is based on a course given at the Academy of European Law summer course on Human Rights Law in 2017.
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, human rights have come under fire, with the rise of political illiberalism and the coming to power of populist authoritarian leaders in many parts of the world who contest and dismiss the idea of human rights. More surprisingly, scholars and public intellectuals, from both the progressive and the conservative side of the political spectrum, have also been deeply critical, dismissing human rights as flawed, inadequate, hegemonic, or overreaching. While acknowledging some of the shortcomings, this book presents an experimentalist account of international human rights law and practice and argues that the human rights movement remains a powerful and appealing one with widespread traction in many parts of the globe. Using three case studies to illuminate the importance and vibrancy of the movement around the world, the book argues that its potency and legitimacy rest on three main pillars: First, it is based on a deeply-rooted and widely appealing moral discourse that integrates the three universal values of human dignity, human welfare, and human freedom. Second, these values and their elaboration in international legal instruments have gained widespread - even if thin - agreement among states worldwide. Third, human rights law and practice is highly dynamic, with human rights being activated, shaped, and given meaning and impact through the on-going mobilization of affected individuals and groups, and through their iterative engagement with multiple domestic and international institutions and processes. The book offers an account of how the human rights movement has helped to promote human rights and positive social change, and argues that the challenges of the current era provide good reasons to reform, innovate, and strengthen that movement, rather than to abandon it or to herald its demise.en
dc.description.tableofcontents-- Introduction -- Part 1. The Effectiveness of Human Rights -- Part 2. Mobilization for Gender Equality in Pakistan and the Role of International Human Rights -- Part 3. The Activation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Argentina -- Part 4. Using International Human Rights Law to Mobilize for Children's Rights and Reproductive Rights in Ireland -- Part 5.The Past and Future of Human Rightsen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCollected Courses of the Academy of European Lawen
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dc.titleReframing human rights in a turbulent eraen
dc.typeBooken
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