Activating Human Rights

Activating Human Rights

by Elisabeth Porter, Baden Offord
     
 

This book is based on papers originally presented at the international conference ‘Activating Human Rights and Diversity’ held in Australia in 2003. It advances a powerful and convincing affirmation of the importance of human rights in the twenty-first century and explores the vital connections between the theory and practice of human rights. It asks

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This book is based on papers originally presented at the international conference ‘Activating Human Rights and Diversity’ held in Australia in 2003. It advances a powerful and convincing affirmation of the importance of human rights in the twenty-first century and explores the vital connections between the theory and practice of human rights. It asks what kind of vision for humanity is necessary, given the harsh realities and challenges of the twenty-first century. Through a range of perspectives - reconciliation, refugees, women, indigenous issues, same-sex sexualities, conflict resolution, environmental degradation, political freedoms and disability - this collection highlights the fact that the survival of humanity depends on our ability to connect a vision with the reality of activating human rights.

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«This collection of essays draws the reader's attention to some of those issues, which need recognition and conceptualisation within the framework of human rights language that claims universality and inclusiveness. All in all, it can be a valuable reference for anyone concerned with the theory and practice of human rights.» (Burra Srinivas, Humanitäres Völkerrecht - Informationsschriften)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783039105090
Publisher:
Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date:
05/15/2006
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

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The Editors: Elisabeth Porter is INCORE Research Director. INCORE (International Conflict Research) is a joint project of the United Nations University and the University of Ulster.
Baden Offord teaches Cultural Studies in the School of Arts, and is Director of the Centre for Law, Politics and Culture at Southern Cross University, Australia.

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