Back to the future: human rights protection beyond the rights approach

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Abstract

This essay recognizes human rights as something
more profound than legal rights. In the context of the
rise of global capitalism, being faithful to human
rights’ intrinsic counter-hegemonic nature requires
contemplating a picture larger than rights litigation.
This involves reassessing the efficacy of human rights
instruments in order to address the structural causes
impairing human rights.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCan human rights bring social justice?
Subtitle of host publicationTwelve essays
EditorsDoutje Lettinga, Lars van Troost
PublisherAmnesty International Netherlands
Pages39-44
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-90-6463-370-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015

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