Book Symposium: A Discussion on Clifford Bob’s Rights as Weapons

| November 2019
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The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present an online exclusive book symposium featuring responses to Rights as Weapons: Instruments of Conflict, Tools of Power, a provocative new book by Clifford Bob that examines the ways in which rights can be used strategically by powerful political forces to suppress communities and reinforce their own interests. Utilizing a wide range of examples from various time periods and country contexts, the book considers the implications of these tactics and puts forth a unique perspective on human rights discourses. The symposium contains engaging contributions from Zoltán Búzás, Horia M. Dijmarescu, Nathalia Justo, Hye Yun Kang, Kevin D. Pham, and Rebecca Sanders. Next month we will be featuring a response from Bob to the themes raised in the below critiques.


Rethinking the Politics of Rights
Rebecca Sanders

Law, Morality, and Culture in Rights as Weapons
Zoltán Búzás

Ends and Means: A Response to Rights as Weapons
Hye Yun Kang

Sources of Firepower for Weaponized Rights
Kevin D. Pham

Ruling by Rights: Rule Making and Embedded Normativity
Horia M. Dijmarescu

A Conversation about the Politics of Rights within Rights as Weapons
Nathalia Justo

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