Overview

This book traverses three pivotal human rights struggles of the post-September 11th era: the American human rights campaign to challenge the Bush administration's 'War on Terror' torture and detention policies, Middle Eastern efforts to challenge American human rights practices (reversing the traditional West to East flow of human rights mobilizations and discourses), and Middle Eastern attempts to challenge their own leaders' human rights violations in light of American interventions. This book presents ...
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After Abu Ghraib

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Overview

This book traverses three pivotal human rights struggles of the post-September 11th era: the American human rights campaign to challenge the Bush administration's 'War on Terror' torture and detention policies, Middle Eastern efforts to challenge American human rights practices (reversing the traditional West to East flow of human rights mobilizations and discourses), and Middle Eastern attempts to challenge their own leaders' human rights violations in light of American interventions. This book presents snapshots of human rights being appropriated, promoted, claimed, reclaimed, and contested within and between the American and Middle Eastern contexts. The inquiry has three facets: first, it explores intersections between human rights norms and power as they unfold in the era. Second, it lays out the layers of the era's American and Middle Eastern encounter on the human rights plane. Finally, it draws out the era's key lessons for moving the human rights project forward.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780511698538
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/17/2010
  • Series: Cambridge Studies in Law and Society
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 652 KB

Meet the Author

Shadi Mokhtari is currently Managing Attorney at the Family Crisis Center of Prince George's County, domestic violence non-profit. She is also the Founder and Managing Editor of the Muslim World Journal of Human Rights. In 2006, she was selected as a 'New Voices' panelist at the American Association of International Law Conference and was awarded honorable mention for the John Peter Humphreys Fellowship from the Canadian Council on International Law. Prior to this, she was an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. She has contributed to book chapters in Islamic Law and International Law ('The Iranian Search for Human Rights within an Islamic Framework'); Islamic Feminism and the Law ('Towards a New Agenda for Islamic Feminism: Clearing the Human Rights Minefield'); and Migrant Women's Search for Social Justice ('Migrant Women's Interests and the Case of Shari'a Tribunals in Ontario').

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Abbreviations ix

Introduction 1

1 American Imaginings of Human Rights and the Middle East 21

2 The Human Rights Challenge from Within 63

3 The Middle Eastern Gaze on American Human Rights Commitments 113

4 American Imprints and the Middle East's New Human Rights Landscape 150

5 From the Ashes of the Post-September 11th Era: Lessons for the Human Rights Project 200

Conclusion 237

Bibliography 245

Index 249

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