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Children’s Human Rights Advocacy

Vanessa Pupavac.

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice

March 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Human Rights and Politics. 12513 words.

This chapter examines some theoretical and practical problems in global children's rights advocacy. It begins with a discussion of the novelty of children's rights and the problem of...

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Contemporary Critiques of Human Rights

David Chandler.

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice

March 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Human Rights and Politics. 11128 words.

This chapter examines contemporary critiques of human rights, focusing on the downside of human rights claims — what is commonly understood by advocates of human rights to be the ‘misuse’...

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Economic Globalization and Human Rights

David L. Richards and Ronald D. Gelleny.

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice

March 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Human Rights and Politics. 10701 words.

This chapter investigates the relationship between economic globalization and government respect for two subcategories of international human rights known as physical integrity rights and...

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The Environment

John Barry and Kerri Woods.

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice

March 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Human Rights and Politics. 10626 words.

This chapter examines the ways that environmental issues affect human rights and the relevance of human rights to environmental campaigns. It also evaluates proposals for extending human...

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Feminist and Activist Approaches to Human Rights

Ackerly Brooke.

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice

March 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Human Rights and Politics. 9793 words.

This chapter explores the theoretical and political history of human rights that emerges out of the struggles that have been waged by feminists and other non-elites. It first considers the...

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Genocide and Human Rights

Scott Straus.

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice

March 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Human Rights and Politics. 11734 words.

This chapter examines the ramifications of genocide for human rights. Genocide is one of the most extreme forms of human rights violations, but its definition has been the subject of...

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Global Civil Society and Human Rights

Marlies Glasius and Doutje Lettinga.

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice

March 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Human Rights and Politics. 10190 words.

This chapter examines the relationship between global civil society (GCS), defined as ‘people organizing to influence their world’, and the normative ideal of a ‘global rule-bound society’....

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Human Rights and Forced Migration

Gil Loescher.

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice

March 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Human Rights and Politics. 14134 words.

This chapter examines the link between human rights and forced migration. It first considers the human rights problems confronting forced migrants both during their flight and during their...

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Human Rights and Politics in Development

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr.

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice

March 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Human Rights and Politics. 11099 words.

This chapter discusses the importance of politics to the relationship between human rights and development. It describes the two major ways in which human rights struggles have focused on...

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Human Rights and Religion

Roja Fazaeli.

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice

March 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Human Rights and Politics. 11922 words.

This chapter examines the ways in which theoretical and practical relationships between religion and human rights are constructed and understood. It begins with a historical background on...

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