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Author Bagaric, Mirko.

Title Future directions in international law and human rights / Mirko Bagaric
Published [Melbourne, Vic.] : Sandstone Academic Press, [2007]


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Description vii, 232 pages ; 25 cm
Contents 1. International law: The past and the future -- 2. Terrorism and the subjects of international law -- 3. The sources of international law -- 4. Disputes, sanctions and reconciliations -- 5. The crime of war and the crimes of war -- 6. Crimes against humanity and the international tribunals -- 7. International sentencing law -- 8. International human rights - aspirations and disappointments -- 9. Humanitarian intervention - from an accident to an obligation -- 10. Migration control - The final frontier -- 11. Towards a sustainable system of international law - The G193 or US243?
Summary Advances in human rights law have bypassed much of the developing world. A majority of the citizens in these nations subsist on less than $US 2 per day, and 30,000 people die daily from hunger and readily preventable causes. The dysfunction of international human rights law permeates all levels of international law. This book analyses the parlous state of international law and the failure of human rights doctrine. It suggests that fundamental reform is necessary to enhance global human flourishing. The United Nations should be abolished. In its place is proposed is a genuine world democracy, consisting of an international legislature (the G193 - the number of countries on earth) where voting rights are commensurate with the number of people in each country. Genuine enhancement of global flourishing can best be achieved by the elimination of discrimination, especially in the form of racism. The world should move to an open border policy, where people can settle in any country of their choosing, subject to the nation having the resources to absorb new arrivals. Rather than debating about sending aid to the starving, the starving should be permitted to travel to opulent shores. This would result in a loose equilibrium between resources, such as food and water, and human need. Only once these fundamental reforms occur will human rights ideology and international law realise their potential. This book is about defining that path
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-232)
Subject Human rights.
Humanitarian law.
ISBN 9780975783979