RSSRoundtable: The Future of Human Rights

The Future of the Human Rights Movement

| June 2014
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More than twenty years have passed since the end of the cold war, and the time when people spoke in triumphal terms of the global success of Western values is now a fading memory. The modern human rights movement is at a critical juncture in its history.

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Against a World Court for Human Rights

| June 2014
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A World Court is not just an idea whose time has not yet come. The very idea fundamentally misconceives the nature of the challenges confronting an international community dedicated to eliminating major human rights violations

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What Future for Human Rights?

| June 2014
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The field of human rights covers many different beliefs, norms, institutions, and activities, and these may well have different futures. Some may flourish while others wither—along with the social movements that support them.

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State Sovereignty and International Human Rights

| June 2014
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An increasingly robust international politics of human rights will provide valuable support to domestic advocates, help to impede backsliding, and in at least a few cases decisively tip the balance in favor of human rights at moments of transition.

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The Future of Human Rights: A View from the United Nations

| June 2014
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It is with respect to human rights that the UN has experienced some of its greatest shortcomings. The new “Rights up Front” plan may help remedy that deficiency.

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