Human Rights and Conflict

Essays in Honour of Bas de Gaay Fortman

Edited by: Robert Weaver, Ronald Janse, Laura Henderson, Ineke Boerefijn

This festschrift examines the fate and role of human rights before, during, and in the aftermath of violent conflicts. It brings together both scholars and practitioners from different parts of the world and from different disciplines, including law, anthropology, history, conflict studies, development studies, and international relations. The roles of international organizations, non-governmental organizations, governments, and corporations in realizing human rights are discussed. The book thus reflects the 'de-approach' to human rights research that has been advocated and pioneered by Bas de Gaay Fortman: 'de-legalize,' 'de-Westernize,' and 'de-State-ize,' together with the view that human rights research should not just be about norms, but as much, if not more, about the economic, political, social, and cultural aspects of the distinct environments in which these rights have to be realized.

556 pages

Publication Date: 5/31/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780680545