Sixty Years on: The Human Rights Movement Today
University of Cape Town (UCT) - Faculty of Law
June 12, 2009
University of Maryland Journal of International Law, Vol. 24, p. 47, 2009
In this short essay I focus on the contemporary human rights movement, and in particular three broad areas of human rights. I provide a descriptive listing or cataloguing, commencing with a short consideration of the definition of what we refer to as the human rights movement. Based on my remarks as part of a panel discussion, I consider the human rights movements in three somewhat distinct categories: first, the structure and proliferation of human rights organizations; second, the seemingly growing human rights culture; and third, human rights violations by nations and private actors.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
Keywords: human rights
JEL Classification: K10, K33
Date posted: June 17, 2009 ; Last revised: February 6, 2015
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