Published June 1, 2008
by University of California Press .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||470|
Micheline Ishay recounts the dramatic struggle for human rights across the ages in a book that brilliantly synthesizes historical and intellectual developments from the Mesopotamian Codes of Hammurabi to today's era of globalization. Book Description The Routledge History of Human Rights is an interdisciplinary collection that provides historical and global perspectives on a range of human rights themes of the past years. The volume is made up of 34 original contributions. This book suffers from the usual American belief that history began with the "discovery of America". In fact, I was quite surprised to read that the idea of human rights Cited by: Micheline Ishay recounts the dramatic struggle for human rights across the ages in a book that brilliantly synthesizes historical and intellectual developments from the Mesopotamian Codes of Hammurabi to today's era of globalization.
One is that I moved to a teaching job at Oxford in and one of my colleagues there was James Griffin who was just starting to write a book on human rights that was eventually published some ten years later — a very important book. The other event was in , a year later, when John Rawls published The Law of Peoples. This book fundamentally reinterprets the history of international human rights in the post era by documenting how pivotal the Global South was for their breakthrough. For example, African states have created their own Charter of Human and People’s Rights (), and Muslim states have created the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam (). The dramatic changes in Eastern Europe, Africa, and Latin America since have powerfully demonstrated a surge in demand for respect of human rights. In my recent book, The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law, I examine the role of international law in the end-ing of the transatlantic slave trade, and I suggest that this episode forms an important part of the history of international human rights law. 2 Alston’s thoughtful book review first examines the specific.
This volume, composed of nine distinctive chapters, records a history of human rights activists, their campaigns, main contentions with the government, survival strategies and other untold stories in Singapore’s first 50 years of Edition: 1st Edition. After his conquest of the Neo-Babylonian Empire in BC, the king issued the Cyrus cylinder, discovered in and seen by some today as the first human rights document. Amartya Sen is an important author, economist, and philosopher for anyone in human rights work to know, and his book Development as Freedom () is a perfect example of his expertise and deep understanding of human development and the importance of human rights. Sen argues that human freedom should be both the means and the end of development, rather than a casualty of it, as is . Conceptually derived from the theory of natural law and originating in Greco-Roman doctrines, the idea of human rights appears in some early Christian writers' works and is reflected in the Magna Carta ().