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Human rights, southern voices : Francis Deng, Abdullahi An-Na'im, Yash Ghai and Upendra Baxi

Author: William Twining
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Law in context.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This anthology introduces the ideas of four jurists who present distinct 'Southern' perspectives on human rights.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Francis Mading Deng; ʻAbd Allāh Aḥmad Naʻīm; Yash P Ghai; Upendra Baxi; Upendra Baxi; Francis Mading Deng; Yash P Ghai; ʻAbd Allāh Aḥmad Naʻīm
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Twining
ISBN: 9780521113212 0521113210 9780521130264 0521130263
OCLC Number: 351325470
Description: viii, 238 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: Francis Mading Deng --
The cow and the thing called "What": Dinka cultural perspectives on wealth and poverty --
Human rights, universalism and democracy --
A cultural approach to human rights among the Dinka --
Abdullahi An-Na'im --
Context and methodology: the Second Message of Islam --
Shari'a and basic human rights concerns --
Culural legitimation: towards a cross-cultural approach to defining international standards of human rights: the meaning of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment --
Islam and the secular state --
Economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) --
Yash Ghai --
Universalism and relativism: human rights as a framework for negotiating interethnic claims --
Understanding human rights in Asia --
Quotations --
Upendra Baxi --
Voices of suffering and the future of human rights --
Rights and "development."
Series Title: Law in context.
Responsibility: edited by William Twining.
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