Can Human Rights Survive?
The Hamlyn Lectures 2005
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Can Human Rights Survive? by Professor Conor Anthony Gearty
Book DescriptionIn this set of three essays, originally presented as the 2005 Hamlyn Lectures, Conor Gearty considers whether human rights can survive the challenges of the war on terror, the revival of political religion, and the steady erosion of the world's natural resources. He also looks deeper than this to consider the fundamental question: How can we tell what human rights are? In his first essay, Gearty asks how the idea of human rights needs to be made to work in our age of relativism, uncertainty and anxiety. In the second, he assesses how the idea of human rights has coped with its incorporation in legal form in the UK Human Rights Act, arguing that the record is much better and more democratic than many human rights enthusiasts allow. In his final essay, Gearty confronts the challenges that may destroy the language of human rights for the generations that follow us.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521685528
(216mm x 138mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Professor Conor Anthony Gearty
Conor Gearty is Professor of Human Rights Law at the London School of Economics, Rausing Director at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, and a founding member of Matrix Chambers. A high profile speaker on human rights whose work has a strong following.
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