The Philosophy of Human Rights
by Gerhard Ernst, Jan-Christoph Heilinger
Publisher: De Gruyter Open 2011
Number of pages: 256
The present collection takes up the tension between the wide political use of human rights claims and the intellectual skepticism about them. In particular two major issues are identified that call for conceptual clarification in order to better understand human rights claims both in theory and in practice: the question of how to justify human rights and the tension between universal normative claims and particular moralities.
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by Kevin Bales, Laurel Fletcher, Eric Stover - Human Rights Center
Because forced labor is hidden, inhumane, widespread, and criminal, sustained and coordinated efforts by U.S. law enforcement, social service providers, and the general public are needed to expose and eradicate this illicit trade.
by Deborah Colson, Avi Cover - Human Rights First
The book finds the Bush Administration has undercut its own intended use of the military commission system at Guantanamo Bay by allowing the admission of coerced evidence. The report focuses on six prisoners who have alleged abuse while in custody.
by Toby Mendel - UNESCO
This book makes a significant contribution to the existing literature on freedom of information. It will be a valuable resource to the many people all over the world who wish to promote effective legal guarantees for the right to information.
by Susanne Kaul, David Kim - De Gruyter Open Ltd
Why are human rights considered inviolable norms although many countries around the globe violate them? This paradox seems reducible to the discrepancy between idealism and reality in humanitarian affairs, but this book complicates this picture ...