On Human Rights

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ISBN: 9780191553509
Release Date: 2008-02-14
Number of pages: 360
Author: James Griffin
Publisher: OUP Oxford

Download and read online On Human Rights in PDF and EPUB What is a human right? How can we tell whether a proposed human right really is one? How do we establish the content of particular human rights, and how do we resolve conflicts between them? These are pressing questions for philosophers, political theorists, jurisprudents, international lawyers, and activists. James Griffin offers answers in his compelling new investigation of the foundations of human rights. First, On Human Rights traces the idea of a natural right from its origin in the late Middle Ages, when the rights were seen as deriving from natural laws, through the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when the original theological background was progressively dropped and 'natural law' emptied of most of its original meaning. By the end of the Enlightenment, the term 'human rights' (droits de l'homme) appeared, marking the purge of the theological background. But the Enlightenment, in putting nothing in its place, left us with an unsatisfactory, incomplete idea of a human right. Griffin shows how the language of human rights has become debased. There are scarcely any accepted criteria, either in the academic or the public sphere, for correct use of the term. He takes on the task of showing the way towards a determinate concept of human rights, based on their relation to the human status that we all share. He works from certain paradigm cases, such as freedom of expression and freedom of worship, to more disputed cases such as welfare rights - for instance the idea of a human right to health. His goal is a substantive account of human rights - an account with enough content to tell us whether proposed rights really are rights. Griffin emphasizes the practical as well as theoretical urgency of this goal: as the United Nations recognized in 1948 with its Universal Declaration, the idea of human rights has considerable power to improve the lot of humanity around the world. We can't do without the idea of human rights, and we need to get clear about it. It is our job now - the job of this book - to influence and develop the unsettled discourse of human rights so as to complete the incomplete idea.


The Humans

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ISBN: 9781476730592
Release Date: 2014-08-12
Number of pages: 320
Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Humans in PDF and EPUB Regarding humans unfavorably upon arriving on Earth, a reluctant extraterrestrial assumes the identity of a Cambridge mathematician before realizing that there's more to the human race than he suspected.


Human Rights

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ISBN: 9024721458
Release Date: 1979
Number of pages: 274
Author: Bertrand G. Ramcharan
Publisher: BRILL

Download and read online Human Rights in PDF and EPUB Published under the auspices of the International Forum on Human Rights.


Animal Rights Human Rights

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ISBN: 0802068901
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Number of pages: 206
Author: George W. Wenzel
Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Download and read online Animal Rights Human Rights in PDF and EPUB This study of the controversy surrounding the hunting of seals in the Canadian Arctic concentrates on the Inuit of Clyde River, Baffin Island, and traces the evolution of the traditional subsistence economy and social structure to the present cash economy, and the effects of animal rights movements on the Inuit culture. Extensive bibliography, maps and glossary of Inuit sealing terms.


More Human

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ISBN: 9780753551523
Release Date: 2015-05-21
Number of pages: 560
Author: Steve Hilton
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online More Human in PDF and EPUB Both campaigns are treating people like simpletons. In More Human, read the truth about Brexit, from someone who really knows. In this powerful manifesto, Steve Hilton argues that the frustrations people feel with government, politics, their economic circumstances and their daily lives are caused by deep structural problems with the systems that dominate our modern world – systems that have become too big, bureaucratic and distant from the human scale. He shows how change is possible, offering us a more human way of living.


Human Law and Human Justice

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ISBN: 0804702152
Release Date: 1965
Number of pages: 415
Author: Julius Stone
Publisher: Stanford University Press

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Human Rights and the End of Empire

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ISBN: 0199267898
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 1161
Author: Alfred William Brian Simpson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Download and read online Human Rights and the End of Empire in PDF and EPUB The European Convention on Human Rights, which came into force in 1953 after signature, in 1950, established the most effective system for the international protection of human rights which has yet conme into existence anywhere in the world. Since the collapse of communism it has come to be extended to the countries of central and eastern Europe, and some seven hundred million people now, at least in principle, live under its protection. It remains far and away the most significant achievement of the Council of Europe, which was established in 1949, and was the first product of the postwar movement for European integration. It has now at last been incorporated into British domestic law. Nothing remotely resembling the surrender of sovereignty required by accession to the Convention had ever previously been accepted by governments. There exists no published account which relates the signature and ratification of the Convention to the political history of the period, or which gives an account of the processes of negotiation which produced it. This book, which is based on extensive use of archival material, therefore breaks entirely new ground. The British government, working through the Foreign Office, played a central role in the postwar human rights movement, first of all in the United Nations, and then in the Council of Europe; the context in which the negotiations took place was affected both by the cold war and by conflicts with the anti-colonial movement, aswell as by serious conflicts within the British governmental machine. The book tells the story of the Convention up to 1966, the date at which British finally accepted the right of individual petition and the jurisdiction of the Strasbourg Court of Human Rights. It explores in detail the significance of the Convention for Britain as a major colonial power in the declining years of Empire, and provides the first full account of the first cases brought under the Convention, which were initiatedby Greece against Britain over the insurrection in Cyprus in the 1950s. It also provides the first account based on archival materials of the use of the Convention in the independence constitutions of colonial territories.


Human Rights Fifty Years On

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ISBN: 0719051037
Release Date: 1998-11-15
Number of pages: 237
Author: Tony Evans
Publisher: Manchester University Press

Download and read online Human Rights Fifty Years On in PDF and EPUB This book offers a critical reappraisal of the project for universal human rights. The twentieth, thirtieth and fortieth anniversaries of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were all marked by the publication of volumes that celebrated achievements in the field of human rights. Many of these took a self-congratulatory line that emphasized progress on the protection of human rights, ignoring the facts of torture, genocide, structural deprivation and the routine exclusion of some groups from political, economic and social participation. This book brings together some of the leading critics of the current project for universal human rights, including Noam Chomsky and Johan Galtung, as a counterweight to triumphalist approaches on the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration.


Nietzsche Human All Too Human

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ISBN: 0521567041
Release Date: 1996-11-07
Number of pages: 400
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Nietzsche Human All Too Human in PDF and EPUB This volume presents Nietzsche's remarkable collection of almost 1400 aphorisms in R. J. Hollingdale's distinguished translation, together with a new historical introduction by Richard Schacht. Subtitled "A Book for Free Spirits," Human, All Too Human marked for Nietzsche a new "positivism" and skepticism with which he challenged his previous metaphysical and psychological assumptions. Nearly all the themes of his later work are displayed here with characteristic perceptiveness and honesty--not to say suspicion and irony--in language of great brio. It remains one of the fundamental works for an understanding of his thought.


Women s Rights Human Rights

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ISBN: 0415909953
Release Date: 1995
Number of pages: 372
Author: Julie Peters
Publisher: Psychology Press

Download and read online Women s Rights Human Rights in PDF and EPUB This text argues that women's rights are violated in many ways everyday but these violations are ignored. It claims that the mere extension of exisiting human rights protection to women is insufficient: women's rights must be understood as human rights


Human Rights

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ISBN: 1551114364
Release Date: 2002-05-23
Number of pages: 272
Author: Brian Orend
Publisher: Broadview Press

Download and read online Human Rights in PDF and EPUB Winner: 2002 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award What are human rights? What justifies us in believing we have them? What are rights-holders and duty-bearers? Who should bear the costs and responsibilities for making human rights real? Why have some criticized the human rights perspective? And how can those supportive of human rights best respond? These and other conceptual issues are discussed in full in the first part of this book. The second part offers a detailed account of how the human rights idea came to be such a powerful force in the contemporary world; it traces the evolution of human rights from their origins to their present position in our daily lives, in political struggles, and in both national and international law.


Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

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ISBN: 1929446225
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Number of pages: 484
Author: Patrick Thornberry
Publisher: Manchester University Press

Download and read online Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights in PDF and EPUB SoftcoverThis book is the first full-length study of the rights of indigenous peoples, and looks at the historical, cultural, and legal background to the position of indigenous peoples in a range of different cultures, including America, Africa and Australia.The book defines who and what indigenous peoples actually are, and looks at their position in the light of the development of international law. It then looks at their legal position, and their economic, social and cultural rights in respect of various laws and conventions passed on a national and international scale throughout the world.Among the global and regional legal instruments considered in the book are The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Racial Discrimination Convention, The African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, the UN Draft Declaration in Indigenous Peoples and The Proposed American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.The development of human rights legislation and principles as a central tenet of international law has been of considerable benefit to indigenous peoples, although the language of human rights does not always suit indigenous societies, and sets apparent limits to the kind of social practices embraced. This is still a vitally important issue and the emotional subject of reciprocity still needs to be handled sensitively.


Women s Human Rights

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ISBN: 9780745637006
Release Date: 2009-11-09
Number of pages: 203
Author: Niamh Reilly
Publisher: Polity

Download and read online Women s Human Rights in PDF and EPUB Niamh Reilly explores the emergence of transnational, UN-oriented feminist advocacy for women's human rights, especially over the past three decades and identifies the main feminist influences that have shaped the movement.


Human Rights

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ISBN: 9041116184
Release Date: 2001-05-15
Number of pages: 574
Author: Eva Brems
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

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A History of Human Rights in Canada

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ISBN: 9781551303567
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 271
Author: Janet Miron
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

Download and read online A History of Human Rights in Canada in PDF and EPUB Human rights, equality, and social justice are at the forefront of public concern and political debate in Canada. Global events--especially the "war on terrorism"have fostered further interest in the abuse of human rights, especially when sanctioned or perpetuated by democratic governments. This groundbreaking contributed volume seeks to shed light on this topic by uniting original essays that examine the history of human rights in Canada. Contributors explore a variety of themes integral to the post-confederation period, including immigration and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, disability, state formation, and provincial-federal relations. Three key issues emerge throughout: incidents of discrimination in both government and society, the efforts of human rights and civil liberties activists to create a more open and tolerant society, and the implementation of state legislation designed to protect or enhance civil rights.