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Introduction

Allen Buchanan

in The Heart of Human Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199325382
eISBN:
9780199369300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325382.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The subject of this book is the moral assessment of the system of international legal human rights. This legal system is the heart, or core of modern human rights practice. International legal human ... More


The Case for a System of International Legal Human Rights

Allen Buchanan

in The Heart of Human Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199325382
eISBN:
9780199369300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325382.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter undertakes the first two justificatory tasks: making a complex moral case for having a system of international legal human rights similar to the one that exists and making headway on the ... More


Sample Application to Petition a Human Rights Treaty Body

Rebecca J. Cook, Bernard M. Dickens, and Mahmoud F. Fathalla

in Reproductive Health and Human Rights: Integrating Medicine, Ethics, and Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241323
eISBN:
9780191696909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241323.003.0031
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Various treaty-based bodies of the United Nations Human Rights System offer avenues of communication through which individuals or groups of individuals, who claim to be victims of human rights ... More


Introduction

Salvatore Zappalà

in Human Rights in International Criminal Proceedings

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258918
eISBN:
9780191718120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258918.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Private International Law

This chapter presents the main goal of this study which is to establish the scope of the amendments on the human rights laws and the resulting procedural system in enhancing the protection of the ... More


The New Politics of Resistance

Ronald Niezen

in The Origins of Indigenism: Human Rights and the Politics of Identity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520235540
eISBN:
9780520936690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235540.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

The ways that internationally active indigenous leaders are seeking to apply human rights to their own interests is to prioritize recognition by states and international organizations of indigenous ... More


The Heart of Human Rights

Allen Buchanan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199325382
eISBN:
9780199369300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325382.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book provides a moral assessment of the heart of the modern human rights enterprise: the system of international legal human rights. Any attempt to achieve a moral assessment of that enterprise ... More


Discourses of Dignity

Gerald L. Neuman

in Understanding Human Dignity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265642
eISBN:
9780191760389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.003.0038
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The advantages of dialogue across disciplines concerning human dignity should not distract us from the reality that different intellectual disciplines have different discourses and methods. In ... More


Conclusions

Allen Buchanan

in The Heart of Human Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199325382
eISBN:
9780199369300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325382.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter recaps the central methodological themes of the book, lists ten major conclusions, and then identifies several key challenges to the system of international legal human rights. It argues ... More


The Protection of Intellectual Property in International Human Rights Law

Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan

in The Protection of Intellectual Property in International Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199663392
eISBN:
9780191850240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663392.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter examines the human rights system and the way it deals with human creations and innovations that are the traditional core subject matter of intellectual property (IP) rights. It begins by ... More


The UN Human Rights Game and the Arab Region: Playing not to Lose

Fateh Azzam

in Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520286931
eISBN:
9780520961982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286931.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the role played by the international human rights protection system and its mutual interactions with countries and societies of the Arab region. The United Nations human rights ... More


Advances and Ongoing Challenges in the Protection of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights within the Inter-American System and the United Nations Special Procedures System

Leonardo J. Alvarado

in Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520283091
eISBN:
9780520958920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283091.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, Alvarado provides an overview of the significant achievements and ongoing challenges that indigenous peoples have had in defending their rights in the international arena. In looking ... More


Environmental Jurisprudence of the European and Inter-American Courts of Human Rights

Riccardo Pavoni

in Environmental Law Dimensions of Human Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198736141
eISBN:
9780191800320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736141.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter discusses several critical aspects of the environmental jurisprudence which has emerged in the European and Inter-American human rights systems. Despite the present quantitative and ... More


Timing and Sequencing in International Politics: Latin America’s Contributions to Human Rights

Kathryn Sikkink

in International Politics and Institutions in Time

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198744023
eISBN:
9780191804014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744023.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Because of the different structure, pace, and trajectories of global processes, historical institutionalism’s understandings of temporality needs to be adapted to fit the timing and sequences of ... More


The Law and Politics of the Pro Persona Principle in Latin America

Alejandro Rodiles

in The Interpretation of International Law by Domestic Courts: Uniformity, Diversity, Convergence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198738923
eISBN:
9780191802126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738923.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Latin American national courts increasingly make use of the pro persona principle of interpretation, dealing with both international and domestic laws. This principle is reconcilable with other ... More


Global Laws, Local Lives: Basic Concepts and Legal Regimes of Human Rights Law in the Americas

Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol and Stephen Joseph Powell

in Just Trade: A New Covenant Linking Trade and Human Rights

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814736937
eISBN:
9780814790861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814736937.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides an overview of the basic concepts and legal regimes of human rights law in the Americas. After discussing the theoretical underpinnings of human rights law, it traces the ... More


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