Nijhoff law specials ; 88. Human Rights and Humanitarian Law E-Books Online, Collection 2016, ISBN ; 9789004303898.
In Beyond Parliament Horman Chitonge offers a unique combination of the conceptual dimensions with the practical examples of human rights discourse deployed as an instrument for social change in the global south. He uses the right to water and the right to food to illustrate that human rights are never given on a silver platter; giving effect to human rights is always an outcome of a continuous struggle to protect human dignity and value. To implement this view of human rights, the book argues, requires going beyond the parliamentary politics of recognising and acknowledging human rights in statutes and bill of rights to the radical democratic politics of giving effect to the recognised rights, especially among the poor and marginalised.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-261) and index.
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Preliminary Material The Politics of Drinking and Eating The Human Rights Discourse: An Overview Human Rights and Development: Building Bridges Human Rights in Democratic Politics The Right to Water: Foundation, Content and Scope The Right to Food: Origin, Content and Scope The Rights to Water and Food in International Politics The Rights to Water and Food: Strategies and Lessons from Global South Bibliography Index.
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Print version: Beyond Parliament: Human Rights and the Politics of Social Change in the Global South Leiden, Boston : Brill | Nijhoff, 2015,