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Title The local relevance of human rights / editors, Koen De Feyter ... [et al.]
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  JC571 .L5867 2011    AVAILABLE    30660020094533
Descript xxiii, 381 p. ; 24 cm
Series EIUC studies in human rights and democratisation
EIUC studies in human rights and democratisation
Note "Do human rights offer real protection when disadvantaged groups invoke them at the local level in an attempt to improve their living conditions? If so, how can we make sure that the experiences of those invoking human rights at the local level have an impact on the further development of human rights (at national and other levels) so that the local relevance of human rights increases? Since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on 10 December 1948, numerous international documents have reaffirmed human rights as global norms. This book examines what factors determine whether appeals to human rights that emanate from the local level are successful, and whether the UDHR adequately responds to threats as currently defined by relevant groups or whether a revision of some of the ideas included in the UDHR is needed in order to increase its contemporary relevance"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Human rights
Social justice
Alt Author Feyter, K. de (Koen)
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