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Human rights fifty years on: a reappraisal

Human rights fifty years on: a reappraisal
Human rights fifty years on: a reappraisal
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.
0719051037
Manchester University Press
Evans, Tony
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Evans, Tony
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Evans, Tony (ed.) (1998) Human rights fifty years on: a reappraisal , Manchester, UK. Manchester University Press, 248pp.

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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.

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Published date: November 1998
Organisations: Politics & International Relations

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Local EPrints ID: 34022
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/34022
ISBN: 0719051037
PURE UUID: 0dbf3e8b-7402-4800-9db7-acc9755c51fe

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Date deposited: 05 Feb 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:51

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Editor: Tony Evans

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