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Human Rights, Human Wrongs
By Nicholas Owen

Human Rights, Human Wrongs

Oxford Amnesty Lectures 2001

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Human Rights, Human Wrongs by Nicholas Owen

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This edited collection, based on the 2001 Oxford Amnesty Lectures, focuses on human rights abuses and the way in which these are interpreted. The contributors are Tzvetan Todorov, Michael Ignatieff, Gayatri Spivak, Peter Singer, Gitta Sereny, Geoffrey Bindman, Susan Sontag, and Eva Hoffman, with commentaries on their essays from Niall Fergusson, Timothy Garton Ash, Hermione Lee, and others. The issues explored in the talks include the right of the international community to military intervention in human rights abuses, the ethical and legal difficulties in bringing rights abusers to justice, the human tendency towards racist attitudes, the impact of postcolonialism, and the way in which human evil is represented in photography. A main theme throughout explores the implications of constructing crude dichotomies of heroes and villains, whose motivations are often left unexplored. The aim is to do justice to the moral complexity of the situations into which those caught up in violent or destabilizing events are placed, while retaining a commitment to action as well as understanding in support of human rights.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780192802194
ISBN-10: 0192802194
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Pages: 370
Imprint: Oxford Paperbacks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nicholas Owen

Nicholas Owen is University Lecturer in Politics and Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford

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