By Fidèle Ingiyimbere
This booklet develops a philosophical perception of human rights that responds satisfactorily to the demanding situations raised through cultural and political critics of human rights, who contend that the modern human rights flow is selling an imperialist ideology, and that the humanitarian intervention for shielding human rights is a neo-colonialism. those claims impact the normativity and effectiveness of human rights; for this reason they must be taken heavily. while, a similar philosophical account dismisses the imperialist crusaders who aid the imperialistic use of human rights by way of the West to develop liberal culture.
Thus, after elaborating and exposing those criticisms, the ebook confronts them to the human rights theories of John Rawls and Jürgen Habermas, which will see whether or not they will be addressed. regrettably, they don't seem to be. as a result, having proven that those philosophical money owed of human rights don't reply convincingly to these the postco
lonial demanding situations, the ebook offers an alternate notion that pulls the certainty of human rights from neighborhood practices. it's a multilayer notion which isn't headquartered on nation, yet particularly integrates it in a bigger internet of actors serious about shaping the perform and that means of human rights. faced to the demanding situations, this new notion bargains a promising means for addressing them satisfactorily, and it even sheds new mild to the classical questions of universality of human rights, in addition to the strain among universalism and relativism.
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