The Rights of Peoples

The Rights of Peoples

by James Crawford, Hans Kruuk
     
 

Questions of collective or group rights have been contentious questions in international law and politics for a long time -- arguably for as long as individual rights. More recently there have been attempts, in the United Nations and elsewhere, to assert what is perceived as a new category of rights, a so-called 'third generation' of collective or peoples' rights.… See more details below

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Questions of collective or group rights have been contentious questions in international law and politics for a long time -- arguably for as long as individual rights. More recently there have been attempts, in the United Nations and elsewhere, to assert what is perceived as a new category of rights, a so-called 'third generation' of collective or peoples' rights. This collection of essays explores the range of opinions on these controversial and disputed issues, and is a welcome and constructive contribution to the continuing debate on an area of growing interest in international law.

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"With the breadth of the debate established in the first two essays, the reader is then treated to some quite brilliant scholarship from the antipodes....[This book] will be of particular interest to those concerned with the rights of indigenous peoples. Once again, Crawford has made a worthy contribution to the debate on a contentious issue in international law."—American Journal of International Law

"The Rights of Peoples is an excellent overview of the concept [of human rights] and its evolution. The essays demonstrate, from their differing perspectives, the need for recognition of a class of rights situated between the rights of states against each other and the rights of individuals against their states....None of the essayists indulge in line-drawing, much to their credit....Though a collection of essays, this volume reads a continuous whole....The appendices, including the bibliography, will be immensely helpful for anyone doing research on the subject."—Texas International Law Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198256243
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/15/1988
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.79(d)

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