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Description - Global Responsibility for Human Rights by Margot E. Salomon

World poverty represents a failure of the international community to see half of the global population secure their basic socio-economic rights. Yet international law establishes that cooperation is essential to the realisation of these human rights. In an era of considerable interdependence and marked economic and political advantage, the particular features of contemporary world poverty give rise to pressing questions about the scope, evolution, and application of the international law of human rights, and the attribution of global responsibility. This book considers the evolving nature of human rights and international cooperation in international law as a basis for addressing the role and responsibility of the international community in the creation of an environment conducive to a human-centred globalization. It offers a detailed examination of the historically controversial right to development and, through a careful consideration of its current significance and application, reflects the importance of the rationale of the right to development onto the critical challenge of poverty in the 21st century. Through doctrine and jurisprudence this timely publication provides a systematic exposition of the legal responsibility of the powerful members of the international community to cooperate in addressing the structural obstacles that impact on the ability of states to develop and to fulfil their human rights obligations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199284429
ISBN-10: 0199284423
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 164mm x 20mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Margot E. Salomon

Margot E. Salomon, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights and Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a member of the Centres Advisory Board, serves as Advisor to the United Nations High-Level Task Force on the Right to Development and has held a Visiting Lectureship at the UN University in Tokyo. Dr Salomon and has been a consultant to government on human rights and foreign policy and regularly trains diplomatic staff on human rights. She received her PhD from the LSE.