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International Law and the Global South

Sri Lanka, Human Rights and the United Nations

A Scrutiny into the International Human Rights Engagement with a Third World State

Authors: Ananthavinayagan, Thamil Venthan

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  • Introduces readers to the underlying reasons why a country from the Global South, Sri Lanka, engages with the international human rights machinery and furnishes explanations for post-colonial states’ behaviour
  • Provides an explanation for the limited impact of this international human rights engagement on the Sri Lankan human rights infrastructure, despite intensive engagement and interaction
  • Highlights what needs to be changed within the United Nations and Sri Lanka so as to open the door for a more fruitful human rights discourse
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This book examines the engagement between the United Nations’ human rights machinery and the respective governments since Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) joined the United Nations.
Sri Lanka has a long and rich history of engagement with international human rights instruments. However, despite its active membership in the UN, the country’s post-colonial trials and tribulations are emblematic of the limited influence the international organisation has exerted on this country in the Global South.
Assessing the impact of this international engagement on the country’s human rights infrastructure and situation, the book outlines Sri Lanka’s colonial and post-colonial development. It then considers the development of a domestic human rights infrastructure in the country. It also examines and analyzes Sri Lanka’s engagement with the UN’s treaty-based and charter-based human rights bodies, before offering conclusions concerning the impact of said engagement. 
The book offers an innovative approach to gauging the impact of international human rights engagement, while also taking into account the colonial and post-colonial imperatives that have partly dictated governmental behaviour. By doing so, the book seeks to combine and analyse international human rights law, post-colonial critique, studies on biopower, and critical approaches to international law. It will be a useful resource not only for scholars of international law, but also for practitioners and activists working in this area.

About the authors

Dr. Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan is currently teaching international law at Griffith College Dublin, Ireland.  He studied law in Bonn and Marburg, and following several years in the policy and research sector (e.g. for the German Labour Party, Friedrich-Ebert Foundation), he went on to work as a junior lawyer for the German Tenants’ Association. Subsequently, he resumed his law studies, which were supported by the German Tenant’s Association and the Scholarship “Deutschlandstiftung Integration”, and completed his postgraduate degree at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands, in 2013. He went on to pursue a doctoral degree from the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway, funded by the Irish Centre for Human Rights. His research interests include: Third World Approaches to International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Critical Legal Theory, and Socio-political Approaches to International Law.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-16

    Ananthavinayagan, Thamil Venthan

  • Sri Lanka’s History: Colonialism, Independence and Conflict

    Pages 17-67

    Ananthavinayagan, Thamil Venthan

  • Sri Lanka’s Human Rights Infrastructure

    Pages 69-122

    Ananthavinayagan, Thamil Venthan

  • The United Nations Treaty-Based Bodies and Their Engagement with Sri Lanka

    Pages 123-162

    Ananthavinayagan, Thamil Venthan

  • The United Nations Charter-Based Bodies and Their Engagement with Sri Lanka

    Pages 163-217

    Ananthavinayagan, Thamil Venthan

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-7350-3
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-7349-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sri Lanka, Human Rights and the United Nations
Book Subtitle
A Scrutiny into the International Human Rights Engagement with a Third World State
Authors
Series Title
International Law and the Global South
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-7350-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-7350-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-7349-7
Series ISSN
2510-1420
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 266
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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