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Contemporary Human Rights Ideas

By Bertrand G Ramcharan, Bertrand G. Ramcharan

Routledge – 2008 – 200 pages

Series: Global Institutions

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Description

The vindication of human rights is a critical challenge of a new century. Yet, there is much contestation over rights in a globalizing, post 9/11 world, as human rights ideas come into contact with different cultures and with societies in varying stages of development. Leaders of government and civil society, and the academic world, are in need of policy and normative frameworks for treading the way forward in responding to these global challenges.

Written by a former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (2003-2004), this book is a much needed, short and accessible introduction to the key human rights concepts, the current debates, strategies and institutions for taking forward the global implementation of human rights.

Contents

Introduction 1. History: Shared Heritage, Common Struggle 2. Human Rights in the World Community 3. International obligation 4. Universality 5. Equality 6. Democracy 7. Development 8. International Cooperation and Dialogue 9. Protection 10. Justice, Remedy, and Reparation 11. Conclusion

Author Bio

Bertrand G. Ramcharan is Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.

Name: Contemporary Human Rights Ideas (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Bertrand G Ramcharan, Bertrand G. Ramcharan. The vindication of human rights is a critical challenge of a new century. Yet, there is much contestation over rights in a globalizing, post 9/11 world, as human rights ideas come into contact with different cultures and with societies in varying stages...
Categories: International Organizations, International Law, Human Rights, International Relations, Human Rights, Human Rights Law & Civil Liberties, International Law - Law, Politics & International Relations, International Politics