Human Rights, Southern Voices: Francis Deng, Abdullahi An-Na'im, Yash Ghai and Upendra Baxi

Human Rights, Southern Voices: Francis Deng, Abdullahi An-Na'im, Yash Ghai and Upendra Baxi

by William Twining
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521113210

ISBN-13: 9780521113212

Pub. Date: 11/30/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A just international order and a healthy cosmopolitan discipline of law need to include perspectives that take account of the standpoints, interests, concerns and beliefs of non-Western people and traditions. The dominant scholarly and activist discourses about human rights have developed largely without reference to these other viewpoints. Claims about universality

Overview

A just international order and a healthy cosmopolitan discipline of law need to include perspectives that take account of the standpoints, interests, concerns and beliefs of non-Western people and traditions. The dominant scholarly and activist discourses about human rights have developed largely without reference to these other viewpoints. Claims about universality sit uneasily with ignorance of other traditions and parochial or ethnocentric tendencies. The object of the book is to make accessible the ideas of four jurists who present distinct 'Southern' perspectives on human rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521113212
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2009
Series:
Law in Context Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Francis Deng; 3. Abdullahi An-Na'im; 4. Yash Ghai; 5. Upendra Baxi; 6. Conclusion.

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