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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Moyn, Samuel, The Future of Human Rights (February 14, 2014). SUR - International Journal On Human Rights, v. 11, n. 20, Jun./Dec. 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2550376

Samuel Moyn (Contact Author)

Yale University ( email )

MA 02138
United States
2128543009 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://campuspress.yale.edu/samuelmoyn

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
435
Abstract Views
1,139
rank
66,873
PlumX Metrics