Item description for Human Rights: Universality and Diversity (International Studies in Human Rights, Volume 66) by Eva Brems...
Human rights are by definition universal. Yet in a world characterized by enormous diversity, there is no consensus about the implications of the universality of human rights. In several regions of the world, human rights conceptions are promoted that challenge the mainstream, largely Western-dominated discourse on this subject. This volume offers an analysis of context-specific human rights discourses from East Asia, Subsaharan Africa and the Muslim World. Rather than interpreting these as threats to universality, the author examines how and to what extent the claims that are advanced can and should be accommodated in order to further the universality of human rights. A theory of `inclusive universality' is developed, and its implications are translated into legal techniques. On the one hand, there are `flexibility' techniques, allowing for contextual diversity in the interpretation and application of human rights norms. On the other hand, giving credit to non-Western views also implies that there should be room for `transformation' of those human rights norms
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Studio: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 2.35 lbs.
Release Date May 15, 2001
Publisher Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN 9041116184 ISBN13 9789041116185
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More About Eva Brems
Eva Brems is a professor of human rights law at Ghent University, where she founded the Human Rights Centre. Her research interests include most areas of human rights law (Belgian law, European law, international law, comparative law), with special emphases on women's rights, children's rights and cultural diversity.
Eva Brems has an academic affiliation as follows - Universiteit Gent, Belgium.