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Human Rights: Historical Development and Contemporary Regional Models

Federico Lenzerini

in The Culturalization of Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199664283
eISBN:
9780191748479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664283.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

In order to properly understand whether or not—and, in case, to which extent—human rights standards are universal, it is useful to analyse how the idea of human rights developed within the different ... More


The History of the Covenants: Looking Back Half a Century and Beyond

Maya Hertig Randall

in The Human Rights Covenants at 50: Their Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198825890
eISBN:
9780191864902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825890.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Translating the UDHR into a binding treaty ‘with teeth’ was an acid test for the international community. This chapter places the genesis of the ICESCR and the ICCPR in its political context. It ... More


Human Rights as Democratizing Ethos

Joe Hoover

in Reconstructing Human Rights: A Pragmatist and Pluralist Inquiry into Global Ethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198782803
eISBN:
9780191825958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782803.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter suggests the ways in which reconstructing human rights expands our notion of what is included in human rights practice. First, it considers the contestability of human rights found in ... More


The Beginning of Modern International Human Rights Law (Background to the Birth of the European Convention)

Ed Bates

in The Evolution of the European Convention on Human Rights: From Its Inception to the Creation of a Permanent Court of Human Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199207992
eISBN:
9780191728440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207992.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, EU Law

This chapter examines the international human rights law background to the creation of the ECHR system. It looks at the main steps taken in the field of the international law of human rights in the ... More


Human Rights in Heaven

Samuel Moyn

in Human Rights: Moral or Political?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198713258
eISBN:
9780191781704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713258.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter inquires into the value of philosophical debates about human rights for those interested in international and transnational human rights politics. At a minimum, the goal is to insist ... More


Philosophizing the Real World of Human Rights: A Reply to Samuel Moyn

John Tasioulas

in Human Rights: Moral or Political?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198713258
eISBN:
9780191781704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713258.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

It is argued that Samuel Moyn’s critique of Tasioulas’s ‘Towards a Philosophy of Human Rights’ is undermined by an overly ambitious conception of the supposed goals of philosophical enquiry into ... More


Rights, History, Critique

Martti Koskenniemi

in Human Rights: Moral or Political?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198713258
eISBN:
9780191781704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713258.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Rights are an inextricable part of contemporary domestic and international legal speech. They appear in political manifestoes and professional vocabularies and they are used to defend agendas of ... More


The Self-Evidence of Human Rights: Origins and Limits of an Idea

Bardo Fassbender

in The Limits of Human Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198824756
eISBN:
9780191863479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824756.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

The chapter is a comment on Lynn Hunt’s reconsideration, in the same volume, of a crucial moment in the history of human rights when in North America and in France for the first time a ... More


Doing Without an Original: A Commentary on Martti Koskenniemi

Annabel Brett

in Human Rights: Moral or Political?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198713258
eISBN:
9780191781704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713258.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

It is only by stepping out of ‘human rights’ that we can properly see what is involved in claiming them. Both our rights, and we ourselves, are the product of history, a history of language that is ... More


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