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Author Tella, Falc�n y

Title Challenges for Human Rights : Challenges for Human Rights
Edition First edition
Published Boston : BRILL, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (152 pages)
Series Nijhoff Law Specials Ser. ; v. 71
Nijhoff Law Specials Ser
Contents Foreword -- I Introduction -- II A Study of Some of the Main Challenges Currently Presented to Human Rights -- 1 Multiculturalism and Human Rights -- 1.1 What Is Meant by Multiculturalism as a Contemporary Phenomenon? -- 1.2 Multicultural Education as the Opposite of "Ethnocentric" Education. Tolerance as a Key Concept -- 1.3 The State's Answer: Neutrality or Interventionism? -- 1.4 The Value of Conflict -- 1.5 The Clash between Liberalism and Communitarianism. The "Cosmopolitan" Alternative -- 1.6 Individual Rights and Collective Rights. Respect for Minorities -- 1.7 Pluralism -- 1.8 The Classification of Moral Temperaments -- 1.9 The Mass Media as a Manipulator of Public Opinion, as Opposed to Pluralism and Respect for Minorities -- 2 The International Criminal Court -- 2.1 Precedents -- 2.1.1 Before World War II -- 2.1.2 After World War II -- A The International Military Tribunals of Nuremberg and Tokyo -- a General Considerations -- b The Nuremberg International Military Tribunal -- c The Tokyo International Military Tribunal -- B The Ad Hoc International Criminal Tribunals for the Ex-Yugoslavia and Rwanda -- C The Human Rights Chamber for Bosnia Herzegovina -- D The Commission Instituted between Ethiopia and Eritrea -- E The Special Court for Sierra Leone -- 2.2 Its Creation and Statute -- 2.3 Deficiencies and Limitations of the International Criminal Court: Still a Long Way to Go -- 2.4 International Sanctions in the World Today -- 2.5 The Survival of National Sovereignty -- 3 Globalization and Human Rights -- 3.1 Moving towards a New World Order -- 3.2 General Considerations Regarding Globalization -- 3.3 The Differences between the Concepts of Worldization, Globalization and Universalization -- 3.4 Some Pending Subjects about Globalization -- 3.5 Globalization and Immigration -- 3.6 The Impact Of Globalization On Law
4 The Most Recent Generations of Human Rights -- 4.1 First and Second Generation Rights. Conceptual Difference -- 4.2 Third Generation Rights -- 4.3 Do Fourth Generation Rights Exist? -- 4.3.1 The Problem of Its Implementation and Effectiveness -- 4.3.2 Advances in Biomedicine -- A The Problem Entailed by Cloning -- B Biotechnologies and Privacy -- 4.3.3 The Problem of New Technologies -- A The Problems Related to Internet Regulation -- B The So-called "Electronic Civil Disobedience" as a Newly Appearing Phenomenon -- 5 The Right to Peace and War Conflicts at Present -- 5.1. The Evolution of the Conception of War after 9/11: From "Defensive" War to "Preventive" War -- 5.2 Is It Possible to Speak of a "Just War"? -- 5.3 Terrorism and the "War on Terror" -- 5.3.1 An Explanation on the Subject of International Terrorism in the World Today -- 5.3.2 Solutions to the Problem of Terrorism: Is There Room for a Utopia? -- A The Value of Visionary Dreams -- B The Limit of Reality -- 6 The Issue of "Gender" -- III Some Concluding Thoughts -- IV Bibliography -- Index
Summary Nowadays we are fortunate enough to be experiencing a boom in human rights - an enormous increase of their importance in the international sphere at all levels (political, economic, social, legal and moral). For the first time the condition of the individual as "citizen," and not just as "subject," has gained importance. Individuals, and not only states, have now become the subjects of international law, as a result of the boom in humanitarian law and international criminal law. However, although there have been many battles won and goals met concerning human rights, the war against injustice continues and the fight has not ended. It is necessary to stay alert and to avoid a potentially paralyzing self-complacency. This collection focusses on topics that are particularly relevant for the present era. It examines issues such as multiculturalism, globalization, international criminal justice (specifically third and fourth generation rights) and, within this thematic framework, the problems that have come about as a result of the expanding reach of the Internet and of new biomedical advances
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Subject Human rights.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9047420411