The Future of Human Rights in the UK Book

The Future of Human Rights in the UK

  • Author : Richard Lang
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-11-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527505148

The Future of Human Rights in the UK Excerpt :

In November 2016 the University of Brighton hosted a one day conference entitled “The Future of Human Rights in the UK”. Legal academics and practitioners from across the UK and Ireland attended to discuss the various topical issues that arise under the title of the conference. Papers were presented on terrorism and counter-terrorism, the role of the European Court of Human Rights, surrogacy and parental rights, union rights, social and economic rights and Brexit; to name but a few. This edited collection comprises a selection of the papers presented. It is a thought-provoking collection designed to make the reader ask themselves: what does the future of human rights in the UK look like?

On Fantasy Island Book

On Fantasy Island

  • Author : Conor Gearty
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-27
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191091636

On Fantasy Island Excerpt :

In the 2015 UK General Election, the Conservative party pledged to reset the UK's relations with Europe, holding an in-out referendum on membership of the European Union and repealing the Human Rights Act, to be replaced with a UK Bill of Rights. With the decision now taken to leave the EU, the future of the Human Rights Act and the UK's relations to the European Convention on Human Rights remains uncertain. Conor Gearty, one of the country's leading experts on human rights, here dissects the myths and fantasies that drive English exceptionalism over Europe, and shape the case for repealing the Human Rights Act. He presents a passionate case for keeping the existing legal framework for protecting human rights and our relationship with the European Convention. Analysing the reform agenda from the perspective of British law, history, politics, and culture, he lays bare the misunderstandings of the human rights system that have driven the debate so far. Structured in three parts, the book first exposes the myths that drive the anti-Human Rights Act argument. Second, Gearty outlines how the Act operates in practice and what its impact really is on the ground. Third, he looks to the future and the kind of Britain we want to live in, and how, for all its modesty, the survival or otherwise of the Human Rights Act will play a pivotal part in that future.

The Future of Human Rights Book

The Future of Human Rights

  • Author : Alison Brysk
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-06-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509520619

The Future of Human Rights Excerpt :

Human rights have fallen on hard times, yet they are more necessary than ever. People all over the world – from Amazonian villages to Iranian prisons – need human rights to gain recognition, campaign for justice, and save lives. But how can we secure a brighter future for human rights? What changes are required to confront the regime’s weaknesses and emerging global challenges? In this cutting-edge analysis, Alison Brysk sets out a pragmatic reformist agenda for human rights in the twenty-first century. Tracing problems and solutions through contemporary case studies – the plight of refugees, declining democracies such as Mexico and Turkey, the expansion of women’s rights, new norms for indigenous peoples, and rights regression in the USA – she shows that the dynamic strength of human rights lies in their evolving political practice. This distinctive vision demands that we build upon the gains of the human rights regime to construct new pathways which address historic rights gaps, from citizenship to security, from environmental protection to resurgent nationalism, and to globalization itself. Drawing on the author’s extensive experience as a leading human rights scholar and activist, The Future of Human Rights offers a broad and authoritative guide to the big questions in global human rights governance today.

The Future of Human Rights Book

The Future of Human Rights

  • Author : Upendra Baxi
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-12-12
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199087891

The Future of Human Rights Excerpt :

This book critically examines the contemporary discourses on the nature of 'human rights', their histories, the myths that are embedded in them, and contributes an alternative reading of those histories by placing the concerns and interests of the 'people in struggle and communities of resistance' at centre stage. The work analyses the significance of the United Nations (UN) and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and goes on to study the more contemporary issues such as women's struggle to feminize the understanding and practice of human rights, the postmodernist critique of the universal idiom of human rights and, most pertinently for the current world scene, it analyses the impact of globalization on the human rights movement. The volume includes a discussion on the proposed UN norms regarding the human rights responsibilities of multinational corporations and other business entities.

The Future of Business and Human Rights Book

The Future of Business and Human Rights

  • Author : Jernej Letnar Černič
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Business
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN 10 : 1780684916

The Future of Business and Human Rights Excerpt :

"It is an undeniable fact that corporations participate in human rights abuses throughout the world. Yet there is disagreement among scholars, politicians and business actors about the best approaches to preventing and responding to those abuses and whether it would be feasible to adopt a treaty on the matter. This book explores the potential adoption of a treaty on business and human rights, first proposed by Ecuador and South Africa. Would such a treaty be practicable and what should its content be? Should it regulate direct corporate obligations or extraterritorial obligations? How can experiences of other international legal regimes and developments in regional systems inform the global debate on business and human rights?"--Back cover.

A Magna Carta for all Humanity Book

A Magna Carta for all Humanity

  • Author : Francesca Klug
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-05-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317425717

A Magna Carta for all Humanity Excerpt :

The Magna Carta, sealed in 1215, has come to stand for the rule of law, curbs on executive power and the freedom to enjoy basic liberties. When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations in 1948, it was heralded as 'a Magna Carta for all human kind'. Yet in the year in which this medieval Charter’s 800th anniversary is widely celebrated, the future of the UK’s commitment to international human rights standards is in doubt. Are ‘universal values’ commendable as a benchmark by which to judge the rest of the world, but unacceptable when applied ‘at home’? Francesca Klug takes us on a journey through time, exploring such topics as ‘British values,’ ‘natural rights,’ ‘enlightenment values’ and ‘legal rights,’ to convey what is both distinctive and challenging about the ethic and practice of universal human rights. It is only through this prism, she argues, that the current debate on human rights protection in the UK can be understood. This book will be of interest to students of British Politics, Law, Human Rights and International Relations.

Mass Atrocities  the Responsibility to Protect and the Future of Human Rights Book

Mass Atrocities the Responsibility to Protect and the Future of Human Rights

  • Author : Simon Adams
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000330724

Mass Atrocities the Responsibility to Protect and the Future of Human Rights Excerpt :

This book ambitiously weaves together history and politics to explain all of the major situations where mass atrocities have occurred, or been prevented, over the 15 years since the 'Responsibility to Protect' (R2P) was adopted at the 2005 UN World Summit. The author provides a history of human rights, mass atrocities and the principle of the R2P from the perspective of someone whose day job has been to work with the UN Security Council, various governments and civil society to help ensure the international community does not fail those who face the threat of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity today. It examines the implementation of the controversial principle of R2P since 2011 and how we end the politics of impunity, indifference and inaction once and for all. Using case studies from Iraq, Syria, Myanmar and Libya, the book offers a unique perspective regarding how we make 'never again' a living principle, rather than a cliché and how we end the politics of impunity, indifference and inaction once and for all. It will be of especial interest to scholars, students and policymakers working in the fields of international politics or concerned about human rights, atrocities, the United Nations and international justice in the world today.

Human Rights Futures Book

Human Rights Futures

  • Author : Stephen Hopgood
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-31
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107193352

Human Rights Futures Excerpt :

For the first time in one collected volume, mainstream and critical human rights scholars together examine the empirical and normative debates around the future of human rights. They ask what makes human rights effective, what strategies will enhance the chances of compliance, what blocks progress, and whether the hope for human rights is entirely misplaced in a rapidly transforming world. Human Rights Futures sees the world as at a crucial juncture. The project for globalizing rights will either continue to be embedded or will fall backward into a maelstrom of nationalist backlash, religious resurgence and faltering Western power. Each chapter talks directly to the others in an interactive dialogue, providing a theoretical and methodological framework for a clear research agenda for the next decade. Scholars, graduate students and practitioners of political science, history, sociology, law and development will find much to both challenge and provoke them in this innovative book.

The Future of UN Human Rights Treaty Monitoring Book

The Future of UN Human Rights Treaty Monitoring

  • Author : John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law Philip Alston
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-05-11
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 563
  • ISBN 10 : 0521645743

The Future of UN Human Rights Treaty Monitoring Excerpt :

E: Looking at the future.

The Future of Multi ethnic Britain Book
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The Future of Multi ethnic Britain

  • Author : Runnymede Trust. Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN 10 : 9781861972279

The Future of Multi ethnic Britain Excerpt :

This is the report of the Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain, showing how society is changing, and the policies that have to be put in place. It was launched by the Home Secretary in 1997.

New Technologies for Human Rights Law and Practice Book

New Technologies for Human Rights Law and Practice

  • Author : Molly K. Land
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-30
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107179639

New Technologies for Human Rights Law and Practice Excerpt :

Provides a roadmap for understanding the relationship between technology and human rights law and practice. This title is also available as Open Access.

Television News and Human Rights in the US   UK Book

Television News and Human Rights in the US UK

  • Author : Shawna M. Brandle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-12-22
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317439653

Television News and Human Rights in the US UK Excerpt :

Does the CNN Effect exist? Political communications scholars have debated the influence of television news coverage on international affairs since television news began, especially in relation to the coverage of massive human rights violations. These debates have only intensified in the last 20 years, as new technologies have changed the nature of news and the news cycle. But despite frequent assertion, little research into the CNN Effect, or whether television coverage of human rights violations causes state action, exists. Bridging across the disciplines of human right studies, comparative politics, and communication studies in a way that has not been done, this book looks at television news coverage of human rights in the US and UK to answer the question of whether the CNN Effect actually exists. Examining the human rights content in television news in the US and UK yields insights to what television news producers and policy makers consider to be human rights, and what, if anything, audiences can learn about human rights from watching television news. After reviewing 20 years of footage using three different types of content analyses of American television news broadcasts and two different types of British news broadcasts, and comparing those results with human rights rankings and print news coverage of human rights, Shawns M. Brandle concludes that despite rhetoric from both countries in support of human rights, there is not enough coverage of human rights in either country to argue that television media can spur state action on human rights issues. More simply, the violations will not be televised. A welcome and timely book presenting an important examination of human rights coverage on television news.

Unlocking Human Rights Book

Unlocking Human Rights

  • Author : Peter Halstead
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-06-05
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317814641

Unlocking Human Rights Excerpt :

Unlocking Human Rights will ensure that you grasp the main concepts of this fascinating and dynamic area of law with ease, providing you with an indispensible foundation in the subject. The book explains in detailed, yet straightforward, terms: • The nature of human rights • European Convention on Human Rights • Human Rights Act • Right to life • Torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment • Public order, police powers, freedom of association and assembly • Right to a fair trial • Freedom of expression • Privacy, private life and marriage • Right to liberty and security • Prohibition of discrimination • Terrorism • Freedom of thought, conscience and religion • Property rights • Contemporary themes of UN human rights review of the UK, constitutional reform, and security The book provides practical knowledge to help you apply the understanding of these themes and explains: • Rights concepts and language • How the Convention and Human Rights Act operate • Ways in which applicants use the procedures to remedy injustices when domestic UK law has let them down • What kinds of protection are available to everyone within the UK’s jurisdiction • How a balance is struck between the need to protect many different kinds of right in the modern world, with the equally important need to protect everyone from external threats • Why it is vital that essential freedoms of thought, conscience, religion, association, assembly and expression are protected • How the ‘rights’ which everyone claims as their own have to be balanced against the qualifications or restrictions that are imposed to protect other people’s interests This new volume is fully up-to-date with the latest changes in the law and includes discussion of essential developments, including the Protection of Freedom Act 2012, Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 and the Succession to the Crown Act 2013.

Encyclopedia of Human Rights Book
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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

  • Author : Edward H. Lawson
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 1715
  • ISBN 10 : 1560323620

Encyclopedia of Human Rights Excerpt :

Covers rights, violations, policies, agencies, individuals, and international law

The European Convention on Human Rights and the Employment Relation Book

The European Convention on Human Rights and the Employment Relation

  • Author : Filip Dorssemont
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-11-25
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782252108

The European Convention on Human Rights and the Employment Relation Excerpt :

The accession by the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) has opened up new possibilities in terms of the constitutional recognition of fundamental rights in the EU. In the field of employment law it heralds a new procedure for workers and trade unions to challenge EU law against the background of the ECHR. In theoretical terms this means that EU law now goes beyond recognition of fundamental rights as mere general principles of EU law, making the ECHR the 'gold standard' for fundamental (social) rights. This publication of the Transnational Trade Union Rights Working Group focuses on the EU and the interplay between the Strasbourg case law and the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), analysing the relevance of the ECHR for the protection of workers' rights and for the effective enjoyment of civil and political rights in the employment relation. Each chapter is written by a prominent European human rights expert and analyses the case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), and also looks at the equivalent international labour standards within the Council of Europe (in particular the (Revised) European Social Charter), the International Labour Organization (ILO) (in particular the fundamental rights conventions) and the UN Covenants (in particular the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) and the interpretation of these instruments by competent organs. The authors also analyse the ways in which the CJEU has acknowledged the respective ECHR articles as 'general principles' of EU law and asks whether the Lisbon Treaty will also warrant a reassessment of the way it has treated conflicts between these 'general principles' and the so-called 'fundamental freedoms'.