Global Responsibility for Human Rights: World Poverty and the Development of International Law (Hardback)
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Global Responsibility for Human Rights: World Poverty and the Development of International Law (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 22/11/2007
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World poverty represents a failure of the international community to see half of the global population secure their basic socio-economic rights. Yet international law establishes that cooperation is essential to the realisation of these human rights. In an era of considerable interdependence and marked economic and political advantage, the particular features of contemporary world poverty give rise to pressing questions about the scope, evolution, and application of the international law of human rights, and the attribution of global responsibility. This book considers the evolving nature of human rights and international cooperation in international law as a basis for addressing the role and responsibility of the international community in the creation of an environment conducive to a human-centred globalization. It offers a detailed examination of the historically controversial right to development and, through a careful consideration of its current significance and application, reflects the importance of the rationale of the right to development onto the critical challenge of poverty in the 21st century. Through doctrine and jurisprudence this timely publication provides a systematic exposition of the legal responsibility of the powerful members of the international community to cooperate in addressing the structural obstacles that impact on the ability of states to develop and to fulfil their human rights obligations.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199284429
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 554 g
Dimensions: 240 x 164 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This lucid, well-written, and scrupulously researched book moves forward the discourse on international obligations to eliminate the bane of worldwide poverty. * Michael Stein, European Journal of International Law, Vol 20 No. 3, August 2009 *
This admirably researched and well written book is one of the most significant legal contributions to current debates on poverty, human rights and global justice. It should command the attention of students, scholars and activists in the field of international law and beyond. * Conway Blake, The Cambridge Law Journal Vol 67,3 *
This wise, well researched and well presented book deals with a large number of difficult arenas of theory and practice of international law, human rights, and development. It addresses primarily some recent normative developments in international law, relations, and organisation...This work will be useful to diverse audiences: the cognoscenti may find pertinent the codification of normative materials and the acute interrogation of the nature and scope of international legal responsibility; this work may also provide a useful background for adjudicators, policy-makers...And indeed this work offers a cache of newly emergent concerns...I salute thus the narrative achievement of Margot Salomon as further guiding us to the dire need for rethinking our shared political responsibility. * Upendra Baxi, Public Law, October 2009 *
In Global Responsibility and Human Rights Salomon has given the international human rights community substantial food for thought. She takes on the whole world in one book, and challenges the traditional 'wisdom' as to how human rights obligations work. She also provides impressively researched and documented arguments for a shift in attention to enable the world community to combat world poverty through the application of the right to development and other aspects of current international law. The book is essential to academics, NGOs and policy makers alike. It should be the initiator of much debate and further deliberation on principles and practice in international human rights promotion * Sigrun I. Skogly, Lancaster University Law School, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 29.4 *

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