Human Rights in a Post Human World: Critical Essays

Human Rights in a Post Human World: Critical Essays

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This work is described by its distinguished author as a sequel to The Future of Human Rights. It is an analysis of the state of human rights in a 'post human' and 'machinist' world almost overwhelmed by security concerns, 'terrorist threats', and technoscience. It begins with a series of questions: Are there now two different realms of human rights: human rights in times of peace and human rights in the 'state of exception'? Does such a distinction affect the nascent jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court? In what way do these impacts on global social policy concern development? The book goes on to present a critique of approaches towards a theory of human rights proposed by Amartya Sen and Sen's emphasis on the ethical, as opposed to juridical, nature of such rights. Focusing on the human right to development, the author examines why the UN Declaration on the Human Right to Development has not attracted more attention and goes on to highlight the work of Arjun Sengupta and its implications for the human right to development. It goes on to examine how in the current world scenario the 'emancipatory potential' of human rights may be carried forward in theoretical work and through activism.and institutional work of the United Nations remains important for example, the UNDRO (the United Nations Disaster Relief ... allocated funds for relief and rehabilitation enhancing and updating governance capabilities to deal with disaster management both ex facto and ... the worst-hit places we | Further populated by Jihadi militia, including some Al-Qaeda Ap the Indian offer to send military helicopters 8aquot;anbsp;...

Title:Human Rights in a Post Human World: Critical Essays
Author:Upendra Baxi
Publisher:Stranger Journalism - 2009-05-14


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