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The Struggle for Human Rights: Essays in Honour of Philip Alston

Edited by: Nehal Bhuta, Florian Hoffmann, Sarah Knuckey, Frederic Megret, Margaret Satterthwaite

ISBN13: 9780198868064
Published: September 2021
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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The Struggle for Human Rights evaluates the themes of law, politics, and practice which together define international human rights practice and scholarship. Taking as it's inspiration the 40 year career of international human rights advocate Philip Alston, this book of essays examines foundational debates central to the evolution of the human rights project. It critiques the reform of human rights institutions and reflects on the place of human rights practice in contemporary society.

Bringing together leading scholars, practitioners, and critics of human rights from a variety of disciplines, The Struggle for Human Rights addresses the most urgent questions posed within the field of human rights today - its practice and its theory. Rethinking assumptions and re-evaluating strategies in the law, politics, and practice of international human rights, this book is essential reading for academics and human rights professionals around the world.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Introduction, Nehal Bhuta, Florian Hoffmann, Sarah Knuckey, Frédéric Mégret, and Margaret Satterthwaite
Part 1. Arguing About the History, Theory, and Politics of Human Rights
1:The Organic Intellectual, Georges Abi-Saab
2:Ritual and Ritualism in the International Human Rights System, Hilary Charlesworth
3:The Targeted Killing of Jesus Christ, Joseph H. H. Weiler
4:Rocking the Human Rights Boat: Reflections by a Fellow Passenger, Martti Koskenniemi
5:The State of Human Rights Consciousness: Not Yet Endtimes, Sally Engle Merry
6:Human Rights, Legitimacy and Global Governance, Euan MacDonald
7:Democracy and Democracies, Henry Steiner
Part 2. Setting the Rights Agenda
8:Human Rights in a Use Case World, Benedict Kingsbury
9:Advocating an Ad Hoc Forum for Business Human Rights Disputes, Bruno Simma and Giorgia Sangiuolo
10:A Duty to Negotiate in Good Faith as Part of the Duty to Cooperate to Establish 'An International Legal Order in which Human Rights can be Fully Realized': the New Frontier of the Right to Development, Olivier de Schutter
11:Re-considering Personhood: From ´Civil Death´ to ´Civil Life´ for Persons with Disabilities, Gerard Quinn
12:On Principle and Persuasion: Examining Philip Alston's Contribution to Economic and Social Rights through the Lens of Health, Alicia Yamin
13:Teaching Human Rights: Four Key Capabilities, John Tobin
14:Alston and Artificial Intelligence, Malcolm Langford
15:Towards ASEAN Human Rights Law, Vitit Muntarbhorn
Part 3. Human Rights Mechanisms: Building, Reforming, and Critiquing Institutions
16:Implementation of Treaty Obligations: Political Measures Expected of State Parties, Thomas Hammarberg
17:Up the Stream without a Paddle - Human Rights Challenges in Mega-Infrastructure Finance and Investment, Mac Darrow
18:Dilemmas Facing Commissions of Inquiry, Andrew Clapham
19:Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Philip Alston, Jose Alvarez
20:The Persuasive Authority of Philip Alston's Work for Human Rights Regional Bodies - United Nations Reports, Statements and General Comments Do Matter, Hélène Trigoudja
Part 4. Human Rights Struggles
21:Dangerous Proportions: Means and Ends in Non-Finite War, Nehal Bhuta and Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi
22:Disrupting Human Rights: Existential Challenges and a New Paradigm for the Field, César Rodríguez-Garavito
23:Praxis and the International Human Rights Law Scholar, Obiora Okafor
24:Should Human Rights Practice Be Rights-Based?, Sarah Knuckey and Margaret Satterthwaite
25:Quite Enough (Still): Human Rights in (Times of) Crisis, Florian Hoffmann
26:Alston in Alabama: Towards a Theory of Praxis in International Human Rights, Frédéric Mégret