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Title The universalism of human rights / Rainer Arnold, editor
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013


Description 1 online resource
Series Ius Gentium ; v. 16
Ius gentium (Dordrecht, Netherlands) ; v. 16.
Contents Reflections on the Universality of Human Rights / Rainer Arnold -- Universal Human Rights in the Law of the United States / Mortimer Sellers -- Diversité culturelle et droits de la personne: la situation au Canada / Frédérique Sabourin -- The Impact of the Jurisprudence Inter-American Court of Human Rights on the Chilean Constitutional System / José Ignacio Martínez Estay -- The Universal Nature of Human Rights: The Brazilian Stance Within Latin America's Human Rights Scenario / Marcelo Figueiredo -- Cultural Relativism vs. Universalism: The South Pacific Reality / Jennifer Corrin -- Implementation of Universal Human Rights Standards in Japan: An Interface of National and International Law / Abe Kohki -- Human Rights as the Basis for a New Chinese Constitutionalism / Mo Jihong -- Who Is Afraid of Human Rights? A Taiwanese Perspective / Yean-Sen Teng -- Russia's Approach to the Universality of Human Rights / Daria Trenina and Mark Entin -- The Legal and Constitutional Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights in the United Kingdom / Steven Greer -- The Binding Effect of the ECHR in the United Kingdom -- Views from Scotland / Jim Murdoch
The Struggle Concerning Interpretative Authority in the Context of Human Rights -- The Belgian Experience / Matthias E. Storme -- The Role of Human Rights in the Dutch Legal Order / Cedric Ryngaert -- Rule of Law as a Basis for Effective Human Rights Protection: The German Perspective / Norman Weiß -- From the Rights of Citizen to the Fundamental Rights of Man: The Italian Experience / Alessandro Pace -- Le juge en tant que défendeur des droits de l'homme: les observations grecques / Michael Vrontakis -- Universality and Binding Effect of Human Rights from a Portuguese Perspective / Ana Maria Guerra Martins and Miguel Prata Roque -- Human Rights in Times of Global Inequalities: A View from Slovakia / Darina Macková -- Human Rights as a Pillar of Transformation: A Polish Perspective / Ewa Łętowska -- Human Rights Protection in a New EU Member State: The Czech Example / Pavel Šturma -- Multidimensional Protection of Universal Human Rights in Hungary / Nóra Chronowski, Tímea Drinóczi and József Petrétei -- Croatia: Developing Judicial Culture of Fundamental Rights / Siniša Rodin -- The Implementation of the Human Rights Universality Principle in Ukraine / Alla Fedorova and Olena Sviatun
Summary Is there universalism of human rights? If so, what are its scope and limits? This book is a doctrinal attempt to define universalism of human rights, as well as its scope and limits. The book presents tests of universalism on international, regional and national constitutional levels. It is maintained that universalism of human rights is both a 'concept' and a 'normative reality'. The normative character of human rights is scrutinized through the study of international and regional agreements as well as national constitutions. As a consequence, limitations of normativity are identified, usually on the international level, and take the form of exceptions, reservations, and interpretations. The book is based on the General and National Reports which were originally presented at the 18th International Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law in Washington D.C. 2010
Analysis Law
Constitutional law
Private International Law, International & Foreign Law, Comparative Law
Public International Law
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Text in English and French
Subject Human rights -- Congresses
Universal jurisdiction -- Congresses
LAW -- International.
Sciences sociales.
Sciences humaines.
Human rights
Universal jurisdiction
Genre/Form proceedings (reports)
Conference papers and proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Arnold, Rainer
ISBN 9789400745100