Human Rights Inc

Focusing specifically on the Bildungsroman and international human rights law, Slaughter analyzes the "legibility" of human rights, the literary, political, and juridical effect of transcribing into international law conventions the ancient ...

Author: Joseph R. Slaughter

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823228185

Category: Political Science

Page: 435

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Focusing specifically on the Bildungsroman and international human rights law, Slaughter analyzes the "legibility" of human rights, the literary, political, and juridical effect of transcribing into international law conventions the ancient Greeks felt were so pervasive they could remain unwritten. As he defines what everyone should know he describes how literature reflects the formal articulation of international human rights law, the writing of the development of citizenship in the Bildungsroman, the inability of the pubic sphere to normalize narrative forms of human rights, the tradition of narrative self-sponsorship and the right to self-determination, and the acts of reading and writing within the domain of international humanitarianism.

Human Rights Inc

In other words, despite the lofty humanist language, the UN is incorporated as an international body on the ... In this regard, a primary novelty of contemporary human rights law is the internationalization of a legal regime of state ...

Author: Joseph R. Slaughter

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823228195

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 436

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In this timely study of the historical, ideological, and formal interdependencies of the novel and human rights, Joseph Slaughter demonstrates that the twentieth-century rise of “world literature” and international human rights law are related phenomena. Slaughter argues that international law shares with the modern novel a particular conception of the human individual. The Bildungsroman, the novel of coming of age, fills out this image, offering a conceptual vocabulary, a humanist social vision, and a narrative grammar for what the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and early literary theorists both call “the free and full development of the human personality.” Revising our received understanding of the relationship between law and literature, Slaughter suggests that this narrative form has acted as a cultural surrogate for the weak executive authority of international law, naturalizing the assumptions and conditions that make human rights appear commonsensical. As a kind of novelistic correlative to human rights law, the Bildungsroman has thus been doing some of the sociocultural work of enforcement that the law cannot do for itself. This analysis of the cultural work of law and of the social work of literature challenges traditional Eurocentric histories of both international law and the dissemination of the novel. Taking his point of departure in Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister, Slaughter focuses on recent postcolonial versions of the coming-of-age story to show how the promise of human rights becomes legible in narrative and how the novel and the law are complicit in contemporary projects of globalization: in colonialism, neoimperalism, humanitarianism, and the spread of multinational consumer capitalism. Slaughter raises important practical and ethical questions that we must confront in advocating for human rights and reading world literature—imperatives that, today more than ever, are intertwined.

Inventing Human Rights A History

In this extraordinary work of cultural and intellectual history, Professor Hunt grounds the creation of human rights in the changes that authors brought to literature, the rejection of torture as a means of finding out truth, and the spread ...

Author: Lynn Hunt

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393331998

Category: History

Page: 272

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In this extraordinary work of cultural and intellectual history, Professor Hunt grounds the creation of human rights in the changes that authors brought to literature, the rejection of torture as a means of finding out truth, and the spread of empathy over the centuries.

Imagining Human Rights in Twenty First Century Theater

Joseph Slaughter's treatmentinHuman Rights, Inc. and“Enabling Fictions andNovel Subjects” ofthe roleofthe ... Hannah Arendt's conception of “action”inThe Human Condition is an influential elaboration of this broader tradition. 11.

Author: F. Becker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137027108

Category: History

Page: 284

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There is extraordinary diversity, depth, and complexity in the encounter between theatre, performance, and human rights. Through an examination of a rich repertoire of plays and performance practices from and about countries across six continents, the contributors open the way toward understanding the character and significance of this encounter.

Legal Sources in Business and Human Rights

30 .bp.com/en/global/corporate/sustainability/human-rights/security-and-human-rights. html> accessed 16 February 2019; Freeport-McMoRan Inc., 'Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights 2017 Annual Report to the Plenary', ...

Author: Martina Buscemi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004401181

Category: Law

Page: 354

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Legal Sources in Business and Human Rights takes stock of different aspects of Business and Human Rights practice in order to identify and explore some dynamics that are driving the evolution of the legal sources of international and EU law in the field of B&HRs.

Civil Rights Directory

... Inc. Latin American Research and Service Agency ( LARASA ) Lawyers ' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Lawyers ' Constitutional Defense Committee of the American Civil Liberties Union Leadership Conference on Civil Rights League ...

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ISBN: IND:30000090011747

Category: Civil rights

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Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice

The book moves between theoretical argument and historical practice. Rigorous and tightly-reasoned, material and perspectives from many disciplines are incorporated. Paper edition Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author: Jack Donnelly

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801487765

Category: Law

Page: 290

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(unseen), $12.95. Donnelly explicates and defends an account of human rights as universal rights. Considering the competing claims of the universality, particularity, and relativity of human rights, he argues that the historical contingency and particularity of human rights is completely compatible with a conception of human rights as universal moral rights, and thus does not require the acceptance of claims of cultural relativism. The book moves between theoretical argument and historical practice. Rigorous and tightly-reasoned, material and perspectives from many disciplines are incorporated. Paper edition Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

International Human Rights Kit

There are many organizations whose interest touch on International Human Rights concerns when a specific issue, ... D. C. 20003 Freedom House 20 West 40th Street New York City, New York 10018 Fund for Human Rights, Inc. 112 East 19th ...

Author: Robert Woito

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105081609476

Category: Civil rights

Page: 192

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The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights

Scott, Joan Wallach (1997) Only Paradoxes to Offer: French Feminists and the Rights of Man. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Slaughter, Joseph (2007) Human Rights, Inc.: The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International Law.

Author: Anja Mihr

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473907195

Category: Political Science

Page: 1136

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The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights will comprise a two volume set consisting of more than 50 original chapters that clarify and analyze human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance. The Handbook will take an inter-disciplinary approach, combining work in such traditional fields as law, political science and philosophy with such non-traditional subjects as climate change, demography, economics, geography, urban studies, mass communication, and business and marketing. In addition, one of the aspects of mainstreaming is the manner in which human rights has come to play a prominent role in popular culture, and there will be a section on human rights in art, film, music and literature. Not only will the Handbook provide a state of the art analysis of the discipline that addresses the history and development of human rights standards and its movements, mechanisms and institutions, but it will seek to go beyond this and produce a book that will help lead to prospective thinking.

Human Rights and the Negotiation of American Power

“Informed World Urged,” New York Times, October 27, 1953, 11; Humphrey, Human Rights and the United Nations, 190. ... The notion of a “novel” human rights subject is brilliantly explored in Ioseph R. Slaughter, Human Rights, Inc.: The ...

Author: Glenn Mitoma

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812245066

Category: History

Page: 226

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The American attitude toward human rights is deemed inconsistent, even hypocritical: while the United States is characterized (or self-characterized) as a global leader in promoting human rights, the nation has consistently restrained broader interpretations of human rights and held international enforcement mechanisms at arm's length. Human Rights and the Negotiation of American Power examines the causes, consequences, and tensions of America's growth as the leading world power after World War II alongside the flowering of the human rights movement. Through careful archival research, Glenn Mitoma reveals how the U.S. government, key civil society groups, Cold War politics, and specific individuals contributed to America's emergence as an ambivalent yet central player in establishing an international rights ethic. Mitoma focuses on the work of three American civil society organizations: the Commission to Study the Organization of Peace, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the American Bar Association—and their influence on U.S. human rights policy from the late 1930s through the 1950s. He demonstrates that the burgeoning transnational language of human rights provided two prominent United Nations diplomats and charter members of the Commission on Human Rights—Charles Malik and Carlos Romulo—with fresh and essential opportunities for influencing the position of the United States, most particularly with respect to developing nations. Looking at the critical contributions made by these two men, Mitoma uncovers the unique causes, tensions, and consequences of American exceptionalism.

Human Rights and Constituent Power

... Q. The Foundations of Modern Political Thought, Volume 2 (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1978) Slaughter, J. R. Human Rights, Inc. – The WorldNovel, Narrative Form, andInternational Law (Fordham University Press, New York, ...

Author: Illan rua Wall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136644146

Category: Law

Page: 208

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With the emergence of modern human rights in the Universal Declaration, what remained of a radical political potential of the discourse withdrew: statism and individualism became its authorised foundations and the possibilities of other human rights traditions were denied. The strife that once lay at the heart of human rights was forgotten in an increasing juridification. This book seeks to recover the radical political pole of human rights. It looks to the debates surrounding constituent power – the ‘power of the people’ – in order to understand different possibilities for the discourse. Using continental political philosophy and critical legal theory, Human Rights and Constituent Power presents a very different conception of human rights, more at home on the riotous streets than in courtrooms and parliaments.

The Endtimes of Human Rights

... after 1945 being “repositioned” to represent universal human experience as well as subjective suffering, something I argue had been happening for nearly a century by this stage. 59. Joseph R. Slaughter, Human Rights, Inc. (New ...

Author: Stephen Hopgood

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801469305

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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"We are living through the endtimes of the civilizing mission. The ineffectual International Criminal Court and its disastrous first prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, along with the failure in Syria of the Responsibility to Protect are the latest pieces of evidence not of transient misfortunes but of fatal structural defects in international humanism. Whether it is the increase in deadly attacks on aid workers, the torture and 'disappearing' of al-Qaeda suspects by American officials, the flouting of international law by states such as Sri Lanka and Sudan, or the shambles of the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Phnom Penh, the prospect of one world under secular human rights law is receding. What seemed like a dawn is in fact a sunset. The foundations of universal liberal norms and global governance are crumbling."—from The Endtimes of Human Rights In a book that is at once passionate and provocative, Stephen Hopgood argues, against the conventional wisdom, that the idea of universal human rights has become not only ill adapted to current realities but also overambitious and unresponsive. A shift in the global balance of power away from the United States further undermines the foundations on which the global human rights regime is based. American decline exposes the contradictions, hypocrisies and weaknesses behind the attempt to enforce this regime around the world and opens the way for resurgent religious and sovereign actors to challenge human rights. Historically, Hopgood writes, universal humanist norms inspired a sense of secular religiosity among the new middle classes of a rapidly modernizing Europe. Human rights were the product of a particular worldview (Western European and Christian) and specific historical moments (humanitarianism in the nineteenth century, the aftermath of the Holocaust). They were an antidote to a troubling contradiction—the coexistence of a belief in progress with horrifying violence and growing inequality. The obsolescence of that founding purpose in the modern globalized world has, Hopgood asserts, transformed the institutions created to perform it, such as the International Committee of the Red Cross and recently the International Criminal Court, into self-perpetuating structures of intermittent power and authority that mask their lack of democratic legitimacy and systematic ineffectiveness. At their best, they provide relief in extraordinary situations of great distress; otherwise they are serving up a mixture of false hope and unaccountability sustained by “human rights” as a global brand. The Endtimes of Human Rights is sure to be controversial. Hopgood makes a plea for a new understanding of where hope lies for human rights, a plea that mourns the promise but rejects the reality of universalism in favor of a less predictable encounter with the diverse realities of today’s multipolar world.

Gendered Violence and Human Rights in Black World Literature and Film

Ethics and Human Rights in Anglophone African Women's Literature: Feminist Empathy. ... Beyond Terror: Gender, Narrative, Human Rights. ... Human Rights, Inc: The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International Law.

Author: Naomi Nkealah

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000367775

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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This book investigates how the intersection between gendered violence and human rights is depicted and engaged with in Africana literature and films. The rich and multifarious range of film and literature emanating from Africa and the diaspora provides a fascinating lens through which we can understand the complex consequences of gendered violence on the lives of women, children and minorities. Contributors to this volume examine the many ways in which gendered violence mirrors, expresses, projects and articulates the larger phenomenon of human rights violations in Africa and the African diaspora and how, in turn, the discourse of human rights informs the ways in which we articulate, interrogate, conceptualise and interpret gendered violence in literature and film. The book also shines a light on the linguistic contradictions and ambiguities in the articulation of gendered violence in private spaces and war. This book will be essential reading for scholars, critics, feminists, teachers and students seeking solid grounding in exploring gendered violence and human rights in theory and practice.

Human Rights and Social Justice

The Second Edition includes numerous social action activities and questions for discussion to help scholars, activists, and practitioners promote a human rights culture and the overall well-being of populations across the globe.

Author: Joseph M. Wronka

Publisher: Sage Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 1483387178

Category: Human rights

Page: 472

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Offering a unique perspective that views human rights as the foundation of social justice, Joseph Wronka's groundbreaking Human Rights and Social Justice outlines human rights and social justice concerns as a powerful conceptual framework for policy and practice interventions for the helping and health professions. This highly accessible, interdisciplinary text urges the creation of a human rights culture as a "lived awareness" of human rights principles, including human dignity, nondiscrimination, civil and political rights, economic, social, and cultural rights, and solidarity rights. The Second Edition includes numerous social action activities and questions for discussion to help scholars, activists, and practitioners promote a human rights culture and the overall well-being of populations across the globe.

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 c of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986

Human Life Foundation Inc. , New York , N. Y. Human Life International Inc. , Gaithersburg , Md . Human Life Services Inc. ... South Ozone Park , N. Y. ( 4 ) Human Services Inc. in Washington County Minnesota , The Human Rights Alliance ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433016643987

Category: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations

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Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 c of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954

Southeastern Human Services Inc. , Toone , Tn . Southeastern Massachusetts Police Training Association Southeastern ... Southeastern Crisis Pregnancy Centers , Harrisburg , Il . Southeastern Intitative for Labor and Human Rights Inc.

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ISBN: UIUC:30112059887247

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Dance Human Rights and Social Justice

This contributed volume is a collection of international writings on dance, human rights, and social justice in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Author: Naomi M. Jackson

Publisher: Editoriale Jaca Book

ISBN: 0810861496

Category: Music

Page: 362

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This contributed volume is a collection of international writings on dance, human rights, and social justice in the 20th and 21st centuries. The book illuminates and analyzes dance in contexts of oppression and its subversion, as well as in situations promoting access to dance, and those encouraging healing from human rights abuses through movement.

Handbook of International Social Work

This handbook is the first major reference text to provide a solid foundation of knowledge for students and researchers alike.

Author: Lynne M. Healy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195333619

Category: Social Science

Page: 534

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Global knowledge is increasingly essential for all aspects of social work. Today's professionals respond to concerns including permeable borders, the upheavals of war, displaced workers, natural disasters, international adoption, and human trafficking. Everywhere, social workers work with service users and colleagues from diverse cultures and countries. Globally relevant concepts such as human rights, development, and inclusion offer new perspectives to enhance policy and practice and facilitate the international exchange of ideas. This handbook is the first major reference text to provide a solid foundation of knowledge for students and researchers alike. The extensive collection of 73 chapters confirms the integral and necessary nature of international social work knowledge to all areas of practice, policy, and research. Chapters systematically map the key issues, organizations, competencies, training and research needs, and ethical guidelines central to international social work practice today, emphasizing the linkages among social work, development, and human rights practice. In-depth country case studies and policy examples encourage readers to understand how their practice in social work touches on international issues, regardless of whether the work is done at home or abroad. Representing all regions of the world, a wide range of contributors that are leaders in their fields have put together an exhaustive collection that represents the state-of-play of international social work today.

Displacing Human Rights

Published by Oxford University Press,Inc. To my parents CONTENTS Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Human Rights Intervention. 198 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 www.oup.com Oxford isaregistered trademark of Oxford University Press All ...

Author: Adam Branch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190208646

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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Today, Western intervention is a ubiquitous feature of violent conflict in Africa. Humanitarian aid agencies, community peacebuilders, microcredit promoters, children's rights activists, the World Bank, the International Criminal Court, the US military, and numerous others have involved themselves in African conflicts, all claiming to bring peace and human rights to situations where they are desperately needed. However, according to Adam Branch, Western intervention is not the solution to violence in Africa. Instead, it can be a major part of the problem, often undermining human rights and even prolonging war and intensifying anti-civilian violence. Based on an extended case study of Western intervention into northern Uganda's twenty-year civil war, and drawing on his own extensive research and human rights activism there, this book lays bare the reductive understandings motivating Western intervention in Africa, the inadequate tools it insists on employing, its refusal to be accountable to African citizenries, and, most important, its counterproductive consequences for peace, human rights, and justice. In short, Branch demonstrates how Western interventions undermine the efforts Africans themselves are undertaking to end violence in their communities. The book does not end with critique, however. Motivated by a commitment to global justice, it proposes concrete changes for Western humanitarian, peacebuilding, and justice interventions. It also offers a new normative framework for re-orienting the Western approach to violent conflict in Africa around a practice of genuine solidarity.

Institute for Human Rights and Freedom

GUNARS MEIEROVICS , American Latvian Association , Inc. JOHN B. GENYS , Lithuanian American Council , Inc. ... We wholeheartedly welcome the high priority given to the issue of human rights in our foreign policy and wish this to remain ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on International Operations

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ISBN: PURD:32754074678388

Category: Civil rights

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