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Who Believes in Human Rights? free pdf Many people believe passionately in human rights. Others - Bentham, Marx, cultural relativists and some feminists amongst them - dismiss the concept of human rights as practically and conceptually inadequate. This book reviews these classical critiques and shows how their insights are reflected in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. At one level an original, accessible and insightful legal commentary on the European Convention, this book is also a groundbreaking work of theory which challenges human rights orthodoxy. Its novel identification of four human rights schools proposes that we alternatively conceive of these rights as given (natural school), agreed upon (deliberative school), fought for (protest school) and talked about (discourse school). Which of these concepts we adopt is determined by particular ways in which we believe, or do not believe, in human rights.

About Marie-Benedicte Dembour

Senior Lecturer in Law at the Sussex Law School, University of Sussex.

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Author : Marie-Benedicte Dembour
Publisher : Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
Data Published : 03 February 2010
ISBN : 0511618190
EAN : 9780511618192
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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