Contesting Human Rights
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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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Chapter 12: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: conclusionson contesting human rights

Michael Stohl

Abstract

Human rights stand at a crossroads: expanding and contracting, contested by claimants and powerholders. We conclude that reframing, new opportunities above and below the state, and creative pathways of global governance can help to reconstruct human rights in challenging times.

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