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Introduction: Global Urban Justice: The Rise of Human Rights Cities

Global Urban Justice: The Rise of Human Rights Cities, Cambridge University Press (2016)

Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 271-2016

19 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2016 Last revised: 27 Nov 2016

Barbara M. Oomen

Utrecht University - University College Roosevelt

Martha F. Davis

Northeastern University - School of Law

Michele Grigolo

European University Institute - Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS)

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

Cities increasingly base their local policies on human rights. Human rights cities promise to forge new alliances between urban actors and international organizations, to enable the 'translation' of the abstract language of human rights to the local level, and to develop new practices designed to bring about global urban justice. This book brings together academics and practitioners at the forefront of human rights cities and the 'right to the city' movement to critically discuss their history and also the potential that human rights cities hold for global justice.

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Oomen, Barbara M. and Davis, Martha F. and Grigolo, Michele, Introduction: Global Urban Justice: The Rise of Human Rights Cities (2016). Global Urban Justice: The Rise of Human Rights Cities, Cambridge University Press (2016); Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 271-2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2814702

Barbara M. Oomen

Utrecht University - University College Roosevelt ( email )

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Middelburg, 4331CB
Netherlands

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Martha F. Davis (Contact Author)

Northeastern University - School of Law ( email )

416 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
United States

Michele Grigolo

European University Institute - Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS)

Via dei Roccettini 9
San Domenico di Fiesole
Florence, 50014
Italy

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