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The Resource Human rights, southern voices : Francis Deng, Abdullahi An-Na'im, Yash Ghai and Upendra Baxi, edited by William Twining

Human rights, southern voices : Francis Deng, Abdullahi An-Na'im, Yash Ghai and Upendra Baxi, edited by William Twining

Label
Human rights, southern voices : Francis Deng, Abdullahi An-Na'im, Yash Ghai and Upendra Baxi
Title
Human rights, southern voices
Title remainder
Francis Deng, Abdullahi An-Na'im, Yash Ghai and Upendra Baxi
Statement of responsibility
edited by William Twining
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A just international order and a healthy cosmopolitan discipline of law need to include perspectives that take account of the standpoints, interests, concerns and beliefs of non-Western people and traditions. The dominant scholarly and activist discourses about human rights have developed largely without reference to these other viewpoints. Claims about universality sit uneasily with ignorance of other traditions and parochial or ethnocentric tendencies. The object of the book is to make accessible the ideas of four jurists who present distinct 'Southern' perspectives on human rights." --Book Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Index
index present
LC call number
K3240
LC item number
.H8587 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Twining, William L.
Series statement
Law in context
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deng, Francis Mading
  • Baxi, Upendra
  • Ghai, Yash P
  • Naʻīm, ʻAbd Allāh Aḥmad
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
Label
Human rights, southern voices : Francis Deng, Abdullahi An-Na'im, Yash Ghai and Upendra Baxi, edited by William Twining
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Francis Mading Deng -- The cow and the thing called "What": Dinka cultural perspectives on wealth and poverty -- Human rights, universalism and democracy -- A cultural approach to human rights among the Dinka -- Abdullahi An-Na'im -- Context and methodology: the Second Message of Islam -- Shari'a and basic human rights concerns -- Culural legitimation: towards a cross-cultural approach to defining international standards of human rights: the meaning of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment -- Islam and the secular state -- Economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) -- Yash Ghai -- Universalism and relativism: human rights as a framework for negotiating interethnic claims -- Understanding human rights in Asia -- Quotations -- Upendra Baxi -- Voices of suffering and the future of human rights -- Rights and "development."
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511808364
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Human rights, southern voices : Francis Deng, Abdullahi An-Na'im, Yash Ghai and Upendra Baxi, edited by William Twining
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Francis Mading Deng -- The cow and the thing called "What": Dinka cultural perspectives on wealth and poverty -- Human rights, universalism and democracy -- A cultural approach to human rights among the Dinka -- Abdullahi An-Na'im -- Context and methodology: the Second Message of Islam -- Shari'a and basic human rights concerns -- Culural legitimation: towards a cross-cultural approach to defining international standards of human rights: the meaning of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment -- Islam and the secular state -- Economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) -- Yash Ghai -- Universalism and relativism: human rights as a framework for negotiating interethnic claims -- Understanding human rights in Asia -- Quotations -- Upendra Baxi -- Voices of suffering and the future of human rights -- Rights and "development."
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511808364
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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