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Contemporary Human Rights Ideas : Rethinking theory and practice

Contemporary Human Rights Ideas : Rethinking theory and practice
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  • Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of tables -- Foreword to the first edition -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. History: Shared heritage, common struggle -- Law and justice: the common heritage of humanity -- Respect for shared humanity in the major religious and philosophical traditions -- The place of the individual in the community and the rights of groups and peoples -- The common struggle for human rights -- Positive rights -- Natural rights -- The public policy function of human rights -- The contemporary role of international consensus and legislation -- Conclusion -- 2. Human rights in the world community -- Human rights and world order -- Human rights and governance -- Human rights, our global civilization, and globalization -- Human rights violations and the challenges of international protection -- The Human Rights Council -- Conclusion -- 3. International obligation -- The United Nations Charter -- International customary law -- Human rights treaties -- General principles of law and international declarations or guidelines -- Conclusion -- 4. Universality -- Universality as an idea -- Universality as a goal -- Universality as a normative concept -- The democratic test of universality -- The bases of universality -- Challenges of implementation -- Conclusion -- 5. Equality -- The idea of equality in the UN Charter and the ICCPR -- Equal enjoyment of enumerated rights -- Non-discrimination -- Discrimination versus distinction -- Affirmative action -- General Comment 18/37 of the Human Rights Committee (non-discrimination) -- General Comment 4/13 of the Human Rights Committee (gender equality) -- The Beijing World Conference on Women's Rights (1995) -- The Durban World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (2001)
  • Conclusion -- 6. Democracy -- Self-determination -- Democracy in the contemporary world order -- The content of democracy -- Promoting the right to democracy -- Conclusion -- 7. Development -- The UN Charter -- Differing interpretations and the proposal for an international convention on the right to development -- The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights -- The Declaration on the Right to Development -- The Millennium Declaration and MDGs -- Preventable poverty -- African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights -- Conclusion -- 8. International cooperation and dialogue -- The principle of cooperation -- Human rights cooperation under the UN Charter -- The World Conference on Human Rights -- Cooperation in the Human Rights Council -- International cooperation under human rights treaties and jurisprudence -- Cooperation with human rights mechanisms and procedures -- Cooperation in the detection, arrest, extradition, and punishment of persons guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity -- Enhancing international cooperation in the field of human rights -- The practice of human rights dialogues -- Bilateral human rights dialogues -- Dialogue with non-state actors -- Dialogue with business -- The African Peer Review Mechanism -- Dialogue with the human rights treaty bodies -- Dialogue with the UN human rights special procedures -- Dialogue with the UN high commissioner for human rights -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) -- The OSCE high commissioner on national minorities -- The promotion of democracy and the rule of law -- Conclusion -- 9. Protection -- Human rights protection at the national level -- The continuing need for international protection -- Antecedents of international protection -- The nature of protection: scholarly views -- The responsibility to protect
  • Preventive, curative, and remedial or compensatory protection -- International protection -- The United Nations -- UNHCR -- The United Nations Human Rights Council -- UN field operations and human rights: The Brahimi Report -- Universal criminal jurisdiction -- Conclusion -- 10. Justice, remedy, and reparation -- Justice -- Remedy and reparation -- Conclusion -- 11. Conclusion -- Select bibliography -- Index -- Routledge Global Institutions Series
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