Human rights

Scott, D. M. (2021) Human rights. In: d'Aspremont, J. and Haskell, J. (eds.) Tipping Points in International Law: Commitment and Critique. Series: ASIL studies in international legal theory. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, pp. 172-195. ISBN 9781108845106 (doi: 10.1017/9781108954549.010)

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The original critique of human rights is well known. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, scholars drew attention to various blind spots in the human rights project. Feminists demonstrated its failure in representing and protecting women, just as parallel limitations were targeted by queer and disabled activists, finding powerful institutional battlegrounds in the European Court of Human Rights and the United Nations. TWAIL and post-colonial scholars critiqued the colonial imagery of ‘victims, savages and saviors’ that underpinned the movement, and many critiques intersected multiple communities.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Scott, Mr David
Authors: Scott, D. M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Published Online:23 October 2021

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