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- DescriptionHow do we define human rights, and how do we protect them? Is the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights truly universal? And how has human rights discourse been appropriated by legal and institutional cultures? In this No-Nonsense Guide , Olivia Ball and Paul Gready review the development of today's assumptions about human rights and introduce us to alternative models from history and from today's human rights debate. Using vivid case studies from around the world, the authors illustrate how the concept of rights changes according to geography and culture. They examine the gap between rights legislation and rights implementation, and provide constructive examples of situations in which rights implementation has been successful. From the material rights of citizenship to the more abstract rights of the imagination, the authors present a clear overview of today's human rights debate, and prompt discussion about alternative models for the future.
- Author BiographyOriginally a psychologist working with refugees, Olivia Ball also holds qualifications in community development and development studies and an MA in Human Rights. She has undertaken human rights research, education and campaign work in academia and the NGO sector in Britain and Australia and is now an Adjunct Lecturer at Curtin University's Centre for Human Rights Education. Dr Paul Gready Paul is a Senior Lecturer in Human Rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. He has worked for and undertaken consultancies for a number of human rights organizations, mostly in the UK and South Africa, including Amnesty International and the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, Johannesburg.
- Author(s)Olivia Ball,Paul Gready
- PublisherNew Internationalist Publications Ltd
- Date of Publication12/10/2006
- SubjectCurrent Affairs & Issues
- Series TitleNo-nonsense Guides
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintNew Internationalist Publications Ltd
- Content Note20 charts, diagrams, maps, graphs and illustrations
- Weight145 g
- Width110 mm
- Height180 mm
- Spine10 mm
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