The Future of Human Rights
SUR - International Journal On Human Rights, v. 11, n. 20, Jun./Dec. 2014
22 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2015
Date Written: February 14, 2014
This essay summarizes the author’s argument for the recent genesis of international human rights and asks what implications for the future that argument has. The essay lays emphasis on the mobilizational origins of current human rights, and insists on the need to reorient them away from the historically specific and politically minimalist compromise between Utopianism and realism that human rights current represent.
Keywords: Human rights, Utopianism, Realism, Social movements
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