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Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice

The Universalism of Human Rights

Editors: Arnold, Rainer (Ed.)

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  • A current analysis of the international human rights legal situation that will be of interest to top level academics world wide
  • An integrated three level perspective which until now has not been developed in this context
  • A unique comparative study in a regional and national perspectives
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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.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • Reflections on the Universality of Human Rights

    Pages 1-12

    Arnold, Rainer

  • Universal Human Rights in the Law of the United States

    Pages 13-31

    Sellers, Mortimer

  • Diversité culturelle et droits de la personne: la situation au Canada

    Pages 33-62

    Sabourin, Frédérique

  • The Impact of the Jurisprudence Inter-American Court of Human Rights on the Chilean Constitutional System

    Pages 63-79

    Estay, José Ignacio Martínez

  • The Universal Nature of Human Rights: The Brazilian Stance Within Latin America’s Human Rights Scenario

    Pages 81-101

    Figueiredo, Marcelo

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Universalism of Human Rights
Editors
  • Rainer Arnold
Series Title
Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4510-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4510-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4509-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9283-8
Series ISSN
1534-6781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 424
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