Dialogues on Human Rights and Legal Pluralism

Dialogues on Human Rights and Legal Pluralism

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Human rights have transformed the way in which we conceive the place of the individual within the community and in relation to the state in a vast array of disciplines, including law, philosophy, politics, sociology, geography. The published output on human rights over the last five decades has been enormous, but has remained tightly bound to a notion of human rights as dialectically linking the individual and the state. Because of human rightsa€™ dogged focus on the state and its actions, they have very seldom attracted the attention of legal pluralists. Indeed, some may have viewed the two as simply incompatible or relating to wholly distinct phenomena. This collection of essays is the first to bring together authors with established track records in the fields of legal pluralism and human rights, to explore the ways in which these concepts can be mutually reinforcing, delegitimizing, or competing. The essays reveal that there is no facile conclusion to reach but that the question opens avenues which are likely to be mined for years to come by those interested in how human rights can affect the behaviour of individuals and institutions.109 Philippe Sands, Ruth Mackenzie and Yuval Shany, Manual on International Courts and Tribunals (Butterworths, London 1999) at ... 112 Georges Abi-Saab, a€œ Cours gAcnAcral de droit international publica€ (1987) 207 Rec. des Cours Hague Acad ... 69; Case ofIvcher-Bronstein (Peru) (2001), Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (Ser C.) No.

Title:Dialogues on Human Rights and Legal Pluralism
Author:René Provost, Colleen Sheppard
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-08-10


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