The Global Language of Human Rights

Yoav Dotan

in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780195141177
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199871391 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Socio-Legal Studies

 The Global Language of Human Rights

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The conventional distinction, between the dispassionate “hired gun” lawyer and the committed cause lawyer, appears not to work in the case of Israel, where there have been cases of lawyers crossing the divide between pro‐Palestinian human rights work and pro‐Israeli government work. This chapter assesses the implications for cause lawyering of such changes of allegiance, and of the extent to which it reflects the impact of globalization on the practice of human rights law.

Keywords: cause lawyers; human rights; Israel; Palestinians

Chapter.  10235 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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