Human rights law and the marginalized other /

"This is a groundbreaking application of contemporary philosophy to human rights law that proposes significant innovations for the progressive development of human rights. Drawing on the works of prominent 'philosophers of the Other' including Emmanuel Levinas, Gayatri Chakravorti Spi...

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Main Author: Simmons, William Paul, 1965-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, [U.K.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011
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245 1 0 |a Human rights law and the marginalized other /  |c William Paul Simmons 
260 |a Cambridge, [U.K.] ;  |a New York :  |b Cambridge University Press,  |c c2011 
300 |a xvi, 251 p. ;  |c 24 cm 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-245) and index 
505 0 |a Introduction. Deconstruction, concrete universalisms, and human rights of the other -- Arendt, Little Rock, and the cauterization of the other -- Democracy, human rights, and l'affaire du Foulard -- Derrida, Levinas, and the rights of the other -- The saturated other -- Learning to learn from the voice of the other -- Self-ascription by the marginalized other in asylum law -- Heteronomic rights and duties -- Conclusion. Working with the marginalized other to deconstruct and reinvigorate human rights law 
520 |a "This is a groundbreaking application of contemporary philosophy to human rights law that proposes significant innovations for the progressive development of human rights. Drawing on the works of prominent 'philosophers of the Other' including Emmanuel Levinas, Gayatri Chakravorti Spivak, Judith Butler, and most centrally the Argentine philosopher of liberation Enrique Dussel, this book develops an ethics based on concrete face-to-face relationships with the Marginalized Other. It proposes that this should inspire a human rights law that is grounded in transcendental justice and framed from the perspective of marginalized groups. This would continuously deconstruct the original violence found in all human rights treaties and tribunals and promote preferential treatment for the marginalized. It would be especially attentive to such issues as access to justice, voice, representation, agency, and responsibility. This differs markedly from more conventional theories that prioritize the autonomy of the ego, state sovereignty, democracy, and/or equality"--Provided by publisher 
650 0 |a Human rights  |x Philosophy 
650 0 |a Minorities  |x Legal status, laws, etc 
650 0 |a Other (Philosophy) 
650 0 |a Marginality, Social 
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852 |a Law Library  |b Lower Level  |h K3240 .S544 2011  |p 33940004120638