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Reframing Human Rights in a Turbulent Era

Gráinne de Búrca


In a turbulent era, with illiberal nationalism on the rise and international laws and institutions under persistent threat, this book asks what future the international human rights system has. It rejects the claims of those who view human rights law and advocacy as ineffective or worse in challenging injustice. Instead, it presents an experimentalist account of human rights which emphasizes the ongoing engagement between domestic activists and international and domestic institutions and actors in promoting rights-based change. Rather than the monolithic movement depicted in some academic crit ... More

Keywords: Human rights, civil society activism, experimentalism, effectiveness of human rights law and advocacy, illiberalism, domestic mobilization, reproductive rights, disability rights, children’s rights, gender equality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198299578
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198299578.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gráinne de Búrca, author
Florence Ellinwood Allen Professor of Law, New York University