9781509923427 hardback 150992342X hardback 9781509923434 (epub)
Human rights law in perspective ; v. 25.
"This book critically examines the relationship between protecting human rights and building peace in post-violence societies. It explores the conditions that must be present, and strategies that should be adopted, for the former to contribute to the latter. The author argues that human rights can aid peacebuilding efforts by helping victims of past violence to articulate their grievance, and by encouraging the state to respond and provide them with a meaningful remedy. This usually happens either through a process of adjudication, whereby human rights can provide guidance to the judiciary as to the best way to address such grievances, or through the passing and implementation of human rights laws and policies that seek to promote peace. However, this positive relationship between human rights and peace is both qualified and context-specific. Through an interdisciplinary and comparative analysis of four case studies, the book identifies the conditions that can support the effective use of human rights as peacebuilding tools. Developing these, the book recommends a series of strategies that peacebuilders should adopt and rely on"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-238) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Clarifying the end : a workable definition of peace The means and the end connected : a framework for the relationship between human rights and peace Promoting objective peace through human rights adjudication Promoting objective peace through human rights implementation Protecting human rights and promoting subjective peace Conclusion.
K3240 .H333 2020
Available in Other Form
Online version: Hadjigeorgiou, Nasia, Protecting human rights and building peace in post-violence societies Chicago : Hart Publishing, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020.
Oxford ; London : Hart Publishing, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc ; New York : Hart Publishing, 2020.