Globalizing Human Rights

Emerging Issues and Approaches

Edited by Charles Anthony Smith

© 2013 – Routledge

160 pages

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pub: 2013-07-09
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About the Book

This collection presents a comprehensive engagement of issues of human rights in an increasingly globalized world. As the role of the rule of law has moved beyond the confines of the state and beyond the interactions of states, how and when law protects human rights has become a central issue of concern. These essays shed light on both the immediate and the long-term future of a variety of issues located at the intersection of globalized law and the protection of the rights of individuals. Here both top-down mechanisms and bottom-up mechanisms for the fulfilment of human rights are artfully explained. This volume presents frontiers of research in human rights in both substance and approach using a variety of methodologies to engage issues ranging from national court compliance, norm diffusion, and the role of the judiciary in fulfilling human rights to human trafficking, same-sex marriage, and judicial institution building through non-governmental organizations.

This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Human Rights.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Globalizing Human Rights 2. The Globalization of Law: Implications for the Fulfillment of Human Rights 3. Treaties, Constitutions, Courts, and Human Rights 4. Explaining Support for Human Rights Protections: A Judicial Role? 5. Human Trafficking and International Cheap Talk: The Dutch Government and the Island Territories 6. Judicialization of Politics in Europe: Keeping Pace with Strasbourg 7. Ideological Voting on Chile’s Constitutional Tribunal: Dissent Coalitions in the Adjudication of Rights 8. The Construction and Enactment of Same-Sex Marriage in Argentina 9. Judicial Institution Builders: NGOs and International Human Rights Courts

About the Editor

Charles Anthony Smith is a professor at UC-Irvine. He is the author of The Rise and Fall of War Crimes Trials: from Charles I to Bush II (Cambridge University Press 2012) and has published articles in LSR, Journal of Human Rights, Human Rights Review, the IPSR, JIRD, Judicature among others.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General