Seeing Human Rights

Seeing Human Rights

"Explores the rise of video in human rights activism and in the wider context of journalism, the law, and advocacy"--

Author: Sandra Ristovska

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262542531

Category: Human rights advocacy

Page: 288

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"Explores the rise of video in human rights activism and in the wider context of journalism, the law, and advocacy"--
Categories: Human rights advocacy

Seeing Human Rights

Seeing Human Rights

Seeing. Human. Rights: Institutions,. Agents,. and. Practices. “How do we know which videos are the right ones?” A fellow passenger on a connecting flight ...

Author: Sandra Ristovska

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262365390

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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As video becomes an important tool to expose injustice, an examination of how human rights organizations are seeking to professionalize video activism. Visual imagery is at the heart of humanitarian and human rights activism, and video has become a key tool in these efforts. The Saffron Revolution in Myanmar, the Green Movement in Iran, and Black Lives Matter in the United States have all used video to expose injustice. In Seeing Human Rights, Sandra Ristovska examines how human rights organizations are seeking to professionalize video activism through video production, verification standards, and training. The result, she argues, is a proxy profession that uses human rights videos to tap into journalism, the law, and political advocacy. Ristovska explains that this proxy profession retains some tactical flexibility in its use of video while giving up on the more radical potential and imaginative scope of video activism as a cultural practice. Drawing on detailed analysis of legal cases and videos as well as extensive interviews with staff members of such organizations as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, WITNESS, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), and the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ristovska considers the unique affordances of video and examines the unfolding relationships among journalists, human rights organizations, activists, and citizens in global crisis reporting. She offers a case study of the visual turn in the law; describes advocacy and marketing strategies; and argues that the transformation of video activism into a proxy profession privileges institutional and legal spaces over broader constituencies for public good.
Categories: Political Science

Seeing the Myth in Human Rights

Seeing the Myth in Human Rights

See, for example, Ayten Gündogdu, “'Perplexities of the Rights of Man': Arendt on the Aporias of Human Rights,” in The Aporia of Rights: Explorations in ...

Author: Jenna Reinbold

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812248814

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Seeing the Myth in Human Rights explores the role of myth in the creation and propagation of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Drawing on records, publications, and speeches from the Declaration's creators as well as current scholarship on human rights, Jenna Reinbold sees the Declaration as an exemplar of modern mythmaking.
Categories: Political Science

Freedom from Want

Freedom from Want

" In George Kent's view, the lofty rhetoric of the first statement will not be fulfilled until we take the second statement seriously. Kent sees hunger as a deeply political problem.

Author: George Kent

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589013255

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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There is, literally, a world of difference between the statements "Everyone should have adequate food," and "Everyone has the right to adequate food." In George Kent's view, the lofty rhetoric of the first statement will not be fulfilled until we take the second statement seriously. Kent sees hunger as a deeply political problem. Too many people do not have adequate control over local resources and cannot create the circumstances that would allow them to do meaningful, productive work and provide for themselves. The human right to an adequate livelihood, including the human right to adequate food, needs to be implemented worldwide in a systematic way. Freedom from Want makes it clear that feeding people will not solve the problem of hunger, for feeding programs can only be a short-term treatment of a symptom, not a cure. The real solution lies in empowering the poor. Governments, in particular, must ensure that their people face enabling conditions that allow citizens to provide for themselves. In a wider sense, Kent brings an understanding of human rights as a universal system, applicable to all nations on a global scale. If, as Kent argues, everyone has a human right to adequate food, it follows that those who can empower the poor have a duty to see that right implemented, and the obligation to be held morally and legally accountable, for seeing that that right is realized for everyone, everywhere.
Categories: Political Science

HUMAN RIGHTS LAW AND PRACTICE

HUMAN RIGHTS LAW AND PRACTICE

An ethical understanding of human rights clearly goes against seeing them as legal demands, and also against taking them to be, as in Bentham's view, ...

Author: JATINDRA KUMAR DAS

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120352728

Category: Law

Page: 848

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The book, written with a rich teaching and research experience of the author, emphasises the critical evaluation of contemporary human rights law and practice with special reference to India. It also evaluates the ongoing discourse on various issues relating to life, liberty, equality and human dignity and their reflections in international human rights law referring the state practices through constitutional guarantees, judicial decisions as well as through enacting appropriate legislations. This lucid and comprehensive book is logically organised into nine chapters. Beginning with the theoretical foundations of human rights law referring to origin, development and theories of human rights at preliminary level, the book proceeds to “International Bill of Human Rights” demonstrating various facets of civil and political rights as well as economic, social and cultural rights. It further discusses the importance of human rights law in protection against inhuman wrongs and examines a large number of debates concerning human right to development and protection of environment. Then, it moves on to explore various issues relating to human rights in Indian Constitutional Law. The latter part of the book emphasises on the protection of rights of women and children, which has been the focal point of all human rights discussions. It also deals with the scope and ambit of the rights of indigenous peoples and minorities including their protection. At the end, the book examines the utility and justifications of human rights law in protecting the rights of people with disabilities (divyang).Though the book is primarily designed for LLB, BA LLB and LLM and courses on human rights, it will be equally beneficial for the researchers, academicians, jurists, lawyers, judges as well as members of civil society.
Categories: Law

Human Rights Futures

Human Rights Futures

Rather than seeing human rights progress as a linear development, more attention is given to the lesser role that responses to the Holocaust actually played ...

Author: Stephen Hopgood

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107193352

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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For the first time in one collected volume, mainstream and critical human rights scholars together examine the empirical and normative debates around the future of human rights. They ask what makes human rights effective, what strategies will enhance the chances of compliance, what blocks progress, and whether the hope for human rights is entirely misplaced in a rapidly transforming world. Human Rights Futures sees the world as at a crucial juncture. The project for globalizing rights will either continue to be embedded or will fall backward into a maelstrom of nationalist backlash, religious resurgence and faltering Western power. Each chapter talks directly to the others in an interactive dialogue, providing a theoretical and methodological framework for a clear research agenda for the next decade. Scholars, graduate students and practitioners of political science, history, sociology, law and development will find much to both challenge and provoke them in this innovative book.
Categories: Political Science

Challenges in Human Rights

Challenges in Human Rights

Cultural Relativism and Community Activism a necessary, unifying worldview in the era of globalization, and that seeing human rights as part of it is ...

Author: Elisabeth Reichert

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231137201

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

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By using human rights as a guidepost, social workers can help create social welfare policies that better serve societal needs. However, in applying human rights to contemporary situations, social workers often encounter challenges that require thinking outside the box. Bringing together provocative essays from a diverse range of authors, Elisabeth Reichert demonstrates how approaching social work from a human rights perspective can profoundly affect legislation, resource management, and enforcement of policies. Topics include the reconciliation of cultural relativism with universal human rights; the debate over whether human rights truly promote economic and social development or simply allow economically developed societies to exploit underdeveloped countries; the role of gender in the practice of human rights; the tendency to promote political and civil rights over economic and social rights; and the surprising connection between the social work and legal professions.
Categories: Political Science

Research Handbook on Human Rights and Poverty

Research Handbook on Human Rights and Poverty

We ask to what extent seeing like and from the city may enrich the long-standing debate about the potential of human rights to produce social change.

Author: Martha F. Davis

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788977517

Category: Political Science

Page: 624

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This important Research Handbook explores the nexus between human rights, poverty and inequality as a critical lens for understanding and addressing key challenges of the coming decades, including the objectives set out in the Sustainable Development Goals. The Research Handbook starts from the premise that poverty is not solely an issue of minimum income and explores the profound ways that deprivation and distributive inequality of power and capability relate to economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights.
Categories: Political Science

Griffin on Human Rights

Griffin on Human Rights

But both value autonomy, and, as in the case of Kant, there seems nothing to prevent our seeing Griffin's account of human rights as a development of Mill's ...

Author: Roger Crisp

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199668731

Category: Law

Page: 237

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Human rights are one of the most controversial and widely discussed ideas in contemporary politics, ethics, and law--and one of the most significant contributors to the debate has been James Griffin, formerly White's Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford. In his book, On Human Rights, and in other work, Griffin has defended the view that contemporary judicial understandings of human rights rest on an insecure theoretical basis. Thishas had the result that the language of human rights has been over-extended, and consequently has less force where it really matters. On Griffin's view, human rights are best understood as protections of ouragency and personhood, and he argues his case with reference to many real-life human rights cases. This volume collects several of the most significant responses to Griffin by internationally leading moral and political philosophers. It also includes a response by Griffin himself.
Categories: Law

Reframing the Intercultural Dialogue on Human Rights

Reframing the Intercultural Dialogue on Human Rights

In part, it was the broader shift away from seeing human rights primarily as liberal rights and toward the inclusion of social rights.

Author: Jeffrey Flynn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134522156

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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In this book, Flynn stresses the vital role of intercultural dialogue in developing a non-ethnocentric conception of human rights. He argues that Jürgen Habermas’s discourse theory provides both the best framework for such dialogue and a much-needed middle path between philosophical approaches that derive human rights from a single foundational source and those that support multiple foundations for human rights (Charles Taylor, John Rawls, and various Rawlsians). By analyzing the historical and political context for debates over the compatibility of human rights with Christianity, Islam, and "Asian Values," Flynn develops a philosophical approach that is continuous with and a critical reflection on the intercultural dialogue on human rights. He reframes the dialogue by situating it in relation to the globalization of modern institutions and by arguing that such dialogue must address issues like the legacy of colonialism and global inequality while also being attuned to actual political struggles for human rights.
Categories: Philosophy

The United Nations And Changing World Politics

The United Nations And Changing World Politics

In Article 55 , the Charter imposes on states these legal obligations : With a view
to the creation of conditions of ... At the same time and as previously explained ,
many people have accepted the notion of human rights by seeing them as a ...

Author: Thomas G Weiss

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 0813399629

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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In this fresh, thematic text, the authors bring the UN alive from its historical foundations to its expanding role in the post–Cold War arena. Students of all levels will learn what the UN is, how it operates, and what its relationships are with external actors and institutions. Using insights from their practical as well as academic experience with the UN, the authors show how the UN has influenced norms and operations in three key areas—security, human rights, and sustainable development—and provide recommendations for improved UN performance in the future. Well-documented and illustrated, The United Nations and Changing World Politics is essential to a comprehensive and contemporary understanding of the world's leading intergovernmental organization.
Categories: Political Science

Humanitarianism and Human Rights

Humanitarianism and Human Rights

“What One Sees and How One Files Seeing: Human Rights Reporting, Representation, and Action,” Sociology, 46, 5, 876–890. 2016. “Human Rights, Human Remains: ...

Author: Michael N. Barnett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108836791

Category: History

Page: 340

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Explores the fluctuating relationship between human rights and humanitarianism and the changing nature of the politics and practices of humanity.
Categories: History

Reproductive Rights as Human Rights

Reproductive Rights as Human Rights

Aimee speaks to “translating” specific human rights ideas into “plain language. ... She was not seeing human rights as a moral issue. Rather, human rights ...

Author: Zakiya Luna

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479852024

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Reveals both the promise and the pitfalls associated with a human rights approach to the women of color-focused reproductive rights activism of SisterSong How did reproductive justice—defined as the right to have children, to not have children, and to parent—become recognized as a human rights issue? In Reproductive Rights as Human Rights, Zakiya Luna highlights the often-forgotten activism of women of color who are largely responsible for creating what we now know as the modern-day reproductive justice movement. Focusing on SisterSong, an intersectional reproductive justice organization, Luna shows how, and why, women of color mobilized around reproductive rights in the domestic arena. She examines their key role in re-framing reproductive rights as human rights, raising this set of issues as a priority in the United States, a country hostile to the concept of human rights at home. An indispensable read, Reproductive Rights as Human Rights provides a much-needed intersectional perspective on the modern-day reproductive justice movement.
Categories: Social Science

Human Rights and the Body

Human Rights and the Body

that human rights are a very recent invention.132 In the light of claims for a long and ... Seeing human rights as an invention opens up new possibilities, ...

Author: Annabelle Mooney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317119838

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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Human Rights and the Body is a response to the crisis in human rights, to the very real concern that without a secure foundation for the concept of human rights, their very existence is threatened. While there has been consideration of the discourses of human rights and the way in which the body is written upon, research in linguistics has not yet been fully brought to bear on either human rights or the body. Drawing on legal concepts and aspects of the law of human rights, Mooney aims to provide a universally defensible set of human rights and a foundation, or rather a frame, for them. She argues that the proper frames for human rights are firstly the human body, seen as an index reliant on the natural world, secondly the globe and finally, language. These three frames generate rights to food, water, sleep and shelter, environmental protection and a right against dehumanization. This book is essential reading for researchers and graduate students in the fields of human rights and semiotics of law.
Categories: Political Science

The Political Sociology of Human Rights

The Political Sociology of Human Rights

Moon, C. (2012) 'What One Sees and How One Files Seeing: Human Rights Reporting, Representation and Action', Sociology 46(5): 876–90.

Author: Kate Nash

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521197496

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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A sociological approach to human rights, showing how rights language is used to address structural injustices around the world.
Categories: Social Science

Strategic Human Rights Litigation

Strategic Human Rights Litigation

human rights law, which is significant to our enquiry in two obvious ways. ... This can be seen, for example, as the transformation in the changing approach ...

Author: Helen Duffy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509921997

Category: Law

Page: 328

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Strategic human rights litigation (SHRL) is a growing area of international practice yet one that remains relatively under-explored. Around the globe, advocates increasingly resort to national, regional and international courts and bodies 'strategically' to protect and advance human rights. This book provides a framework for understanding SHRL and its contribution to various forms of personal, legal, social, political and cultural change, as well as the many tensions and challenges it gives rise to. It suggests a reframing of how we view the impact of SHRL in its multiple dimensions, both positive and negative. Five detailed case studies, drawn predominantly from the author's own experience, explore litigation in a broad range of contexts (genocide in Guatemala; slavery in Niger; forced disappearance in Argentina; torture and detention in the 'war on terror'; and Palestinian land rights) to reveal the complexity of the role of SHRL in the real world. Ultimately, this book considers how impact analysis might influence the development of more effective litigation strategies in the future.
Categories: Law

Bulletin of Human Rights

Bulletin of Human Rights

If mankind's memory is short , those of us who share the view that those evils
should not be repeated have a duty to revive ... But such scholarly interest must
never prevent us from seeing the true origin of human rights , which is shared
human ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105061918046

Category: Civil rights

Page:

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Categories: Civil rights

The Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

The Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

But children should also learn about human rights by seeing human rights standards implemented in practice, whether at home, in school, or within the ...

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004346888

Category: Political Science

Page: 522

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The Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law aims to publish peer-reviewed scholarly articles and reviews as well as significant developments in human rights and humanitarian law. It examines international human rights and humanitarian law with a global reach, though its particular focus is on the Asian region. The focused theme of Volume 2 is Islamic Law and its Implementation in Asia and the Middle East.
Categories: Political Science

Human Rights and Democracy in Albania

Human Rights and Democracy in Albania

Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights ... issue in the Congress , we have seen human rights violations in many countries in many forms .

Author: U. S. Government Printing Office Staff

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000032212600

Category: Albania

Page: 86

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Categories: Albania