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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


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 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 Beginnings of the Humanitarian Era in the Eastern Mediterranean

Keith David Watenpaugh

in Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520279308
eISBN:
9780520960800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279308.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter provides a broad overview of the text, outlines the main arguments and defines terms and ideas used throughout the book, including the concept of the objects and subjects of ... More


Introduction

Kiyoteru Tsutsui

in Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190853105
eISBN:
9780190853143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190853105.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The chapter offers an overview of the book starting with a summary of the history of Ainu, Zainichi, and Burakumin before posing the core puzzle of the book. It then examines literatures on 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


The Congo Free State, Atrocity Tales, and Human Rights History

Derrick M. Nault

in Africa and the Shaping of International Human Rights

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198859628
eISBN:
9780191891977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859628.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, World Modern History

Chapter One, which explores the colonial roots of human rights, suggests that ideas resembling modern human rights first emerged in the 1890s in response to atrocities in the Congo Free State. It ... More


Introduction

Susan Marks

in A False Tree of Liberty: Human Rights in Radical Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780199675456
eISBN:
9780191886621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199675456.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter introduces the book’s enquiry into the idea of the rights of man in eighteenth-century England and into the earlier glimmerings of that idea in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English ... More


Africa and the Shaping of International Human Rights

Derrick M. Nault

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198859628
eISBN:
9780191891977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859628.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, World Modern History

Africa throughout its postcolonial history has been plagued by human rights abuses ranging from intolerance of political dissent to heinous crimes such as genocide. Some observers consequently have ... 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


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


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


A False Tree of Liberty: Human Rights in Radical Thought

Susan Marks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780199675456
eISBN:
9780191886621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199675456.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This book is concerned with the history of the idea of human rights. It puts aside familiar questions such as ‘Where do human rights come from?’ and ‘When did human rights begin?’, for the sake of ... More


Afterword

Susan Marks

in A False Tree of Liberty: Human Rights in Radical Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780199675456
eISBN:
9780191886621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199675456.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

If the ‘Paineite’ approach associates the rights of man with popular sovereignty, together with social welfare and decent wages, the ‘Spencean’ approach insists that political revolution needs to be ... More


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