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Gibney (humanities, U. of North Carolina at Asheville) argues for a new and broader reading of the law on the responsibility of the state, holding that current law fails to identify the ways states fall short in protecting human rights. He also cites cases from the US Supreme Court, the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights proving states have the mistaken idea that their protection of human rights extends no farther than their own borders. He is particularly careful to show how transnational corporations and other international organizations are violating human rights yet ignoring the consequences or refusing to take responsibility for their own actions. He proposes alternatives to a system he believes does not work on any level, including methods of remedy and enforcement of international rights law, such as an International Civil Court and a World Court of Human Rights. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This clear and compelling book challenges the reader to rethink the entire basis for human rights, providing a vastly different vision of a way forward out of our current quagmire. Mark Gibney persuasively advocates for a much broader reading of the law on state responsibility, arguing that current law misses most of the ways in which states fail to protect human rights and police violations. Calling for other measures to provide victims the _effective remedy_ that international human rights law promises, Gibney sets forth a series of practical steps that would profoundly change the nature of human rights protection.

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ISBN:
9780742556300
Author:
Gibney, Mark
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Subject:
Human Rights
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights
Subject:
International
Subject:
Politics-Human Rights
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
149
Dimensions:
8.86x6.07x.46 in. .54 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This clear and compelling book challenges the reader to rethink the entire basis for human rights, providing a vastly different vision of a way forward out of our current quagmire. Mark Gibney persuasively advocates for a much broader reading of the law on state responsibility, arguing that current law misses most of the ways in which states fail to protect human rights and police violations. Calling for other measures to provide victims the _effective remedy_ that international human rights law promises, Gibney sets forth a series of practical steps that would profoundly change the nature of human rights protection.
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