This book emphasizes a forgotten aspect of human rights, i.e., to establish that human rights captures its meaning from human activism and advocacy. It explores factors which drive the advocacy of human rights integrating religious values reflected in human rights law. The book explores human rights activism in the history of ideas and the contributions of Celtic culture. It develops the framework for understanding the human rights struggle and the advocacy functions which drive it, exploring the critical role of emotion in the form of sentiment, either positive or negative, that promotes or prevents human rights violations. The negative sentiment chapter explores the major forms of human rights violations. Positive sentiment explores the role of affect, empathy and human solidarity in the promotion of the culture of human rights. Further chapters explore affect, gender, and sexual orientation, human rights and socio-economic justice, human rights and revolution, transitional justice, indigenous human rights, nuclear weapons and intellectual property.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The perspective of dynamic humanism Religious values, normative precepts, and human rights Human rights trends in the Western history of ideas Ideological contributions of Celtic freedom and individualism to human rights Dynamic humanism and the human rights struggle Globalization, dynamic humanism, and human rights activism Emotion : love, hate, and the human rights' boundaries of the law Slavery, tolerated exploitation, and human trafficking Contextualizing genocide, apartheid, racism, mass murder Contextualizing torture Toward an affection process of human rights Family, gender, sexual orientation, human rights, and the affection process Human rights and socio-economic justice Intellectual property and human rights Truth, reconciliation, and the fragility of heroic activism Transitional justice : the moral foundations of trials and commissions in social and political transformation Peace, justice and transition in Colombia Human rights, eco-community survival, bio-piracy and indigenous peoples Human rights and nuclear weapons The development of human rights and private sector enforcement : the United states experience.
K3240 .N33 2017
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Online version: Nagan, Winston P. Human rights and dynamic humanism. Leiden ; Boston : Brill,