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Law in context.
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.
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Formatted Contents Note
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."