Making Human Rights a Reality

ISBN-10: 0691155364

ISBN-13: 9780691155364

Edition: 2013

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In the last six decades, one of the most striking developments in international law is the emergence of a massive body of legal norms and procedures aimed at protecting human rights. In many countries, though, there is little relationship between international law and the actual protection of human rights on the ground.Making Human Rights a Realitytakes a fresh look at why it's been so hard for international law to have much impact in parts of the world where human rights are most at risk.Emilie Hafner-Burton argues that more progress is possible if human rights promoters work strategically with the group of states that have dedicated resources to human rights protection. These human rights "stewards" can focus their resources on places where the tangible benefits to human rights are greatest. Success will require setting priorities as well as engaging local stakeholders such as nongovernmental organizations and national human rights institutions.To date, promoters of international human rights law have relied too heavily on setting universal goals and procedures and not enough on assessing what actually works and setting priorities. Hafner-Burton illustrates how, with a different strategy, human rights stewards can make international law more effective and also safeguard human rights for more of the world population.
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 3/24/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144

Preface
Research
Introduction
The Problem of Human Rights
The Calculus of Abuse
Contexts
Rationales
International Law
The International Human Rights Legal System
Scholarly Perspectives
Practitioner Perspectives
System Reform
A Stewardship Strategy
The Status Quo
Nongovernmental Organizations
National Human Rights Institutions
Triage
Making More of Law and Power
Notes
Index
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