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The International Council on Human Rights Policy

JOBNAME: Sarnoff PAGE: 1 SESS: 3 OUTPUT: Fri Mar 18 10:44:46 2016 8. Beyond technology transfer: protecting human rights in a climate-constrained world The International Council on Human Rights Policy This chapter is an edited version of a report (ICHRP Report) by the same name that was drafted and published by the International Council on Human Rights Policy (ICHRP) in 2011.1 Technology transfer has been consistently central to the climate change regime since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was signed in Rio in 1992. Its

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Human Rights

Old Problems, New Possibilities

Edited by David Kinley, Wojciech Sadurski and Kevin Walton

Reflecting on the various dichotomies through which human rights have traditionally been understood, this book takes account of recent developments in both theories of rights and in international human rights law to present new ways of thinking about some long-standing problems.
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Contesting Human Rights

Norms, Institutions and Practice

Edited by Alison Brysk and Michael Stohl

Illustrated with case studies from across the globe, Contesting Human Rights provides an innovative approach to human rights, and examines the barriers and changing pathways to the full realisation of these rights. Presenting a thorough proposal for the reframing of human rights, the volume suggests that new opportunities at, and below, the state level, and creative pathways of global governance can help reconstruct human rights in the face of modern challenges.
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Abdullah Saeed

Human Rights and Islam 3.    Islamic human rights instruments This chapter looks at the efforts made by Muslims to engage with the international human rights discourse of the twentieth century. This engagement has sought to conceptualise human rights within an Islamic frame of reference and in doing so, a number of “Islamic” human rights instruments have been developed. This chapter will consider three of these documents, which broadly reflect the approaches and characteristics of the broader debate. BACKGROUND When the UDHR was adopted in 1948, most

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Edward Anderson

5.  Economics and human rights Edward Anderson INTRODUCTION There is undoubtedly much skepticism, and relatively little dialogue, between economists and human rights scholars. Economists have often viewed human rights, particularly economic and social rights, as vague and impractical.1 Human rights scholars often view economists as being preoccupied with economic growth and other aggregate social outcomes, without due consideration for the rights of vulnerable groups. At the heart lies a perceived fundamental conceptual difference between the consequentialist

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Wahyu Yun Santoso

Contents VII.22.1 Introduction VII.22.2 Human rights and the environment VII.22.3 Biodiversity and the challenges of conservation VII.22.4 Rights of local communities and biodiversity VII.22.5 Conclusion VII.22.1 Introduction This chapter examines how biodiversity loss undermines human rights. It concludes that, as the threats to biodiversity are imminent, environmental rights cannot be separated from the fulfilment of human rights. It first examines briefly the link between human rights and environment, then actualizes how

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Hartley Dean

JOBNAME: EE1 - Midgley PAGE: 1 SESS: 3 OUTPUT: Wed Apr 24 13:36:50 2019 7. Social and human rights Hartley Dean The concept of social rights has been central to social policy as an academic subject of the Global North, though the concept of human rights has until recently remained relatively peripheral. But the expanding boundaries of the academic subject and its burgeoning engagement with processes of social development in the Global South (Gough et al. 2004; Surender and Walker 2013) have brought concerns with human rights more to the fore (see Dean 20151

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Contracting Human Rights

Crisis, Accountability, and Opportunity

Edited by Alison Brysk and Michael Stohl

By chronicling the continuing contest over the reach, range, and regime of rights, Contracting Human Rights analyzes the way forward in an era of many challenges. This multidisciplinary book contributes to building understanding of the maturation of human rights, from a dissident doctrine to a dynamic parameter of global governance and civil society. Through an examination of both global and local challenges to human rights, including loopholes, backlash, accountability, and new opportunities to move forward, this book analyzes trends across multiple-issue areas.
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Eva Brems

JOBNAME: Brems PAGE: 1 SESS: 5 OUTPUT: Thu Sep 27 16:33:05 2018 7. Smart human rights integration Eva Brems INTRODUCTION Human rights law is both multi-layered and highly fragmented. Across texts and monitoring bodies, cross-references and cross-fertilization occur, yet such practices of ‘human rights integration’ are far from generalized or systematic. From a systemic perspective, as well as from the perspectives of rights holders and duty bearers, strong arguments can be made in favour of a higher degree of co-ordination and alignment. Against this background

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Anja Mihr

JOBNAME: Kellow PAGE: 1 SESS: 3 OUTPUT: Tue Aug 14 09:18:13 2018 10. NGOs and human rights Anja Mihr INTRODUCTION Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), in the field of human rights, are often claimed to make the world a less wicked place, and instead one that stands up against oppression. But today’s world of NGOs, promoting and advocating for human rights, is as multiple and diverse as real politics. They act global when referring to international human rights norms and standards, and act local when implementing them. This ‘glocal’ approach is different today