OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Africa and the Shaping of International Human Rights

ISBN : 9780198859628

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¥15,345
著者: 
Derrick M. Nault
ページ
272 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
153 x 234 mm
刊行日
2020年12月
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Africa throughout its postcolonial history has been plagued by human rights abuses ranging from intolerance of political dissent to heinous crimes such as genocide. Some observers consequently have gone so far as to suggest that human rights are a concept alien to African cultures. The International Criminal Court (ICC)'s focus on Africa in recent years has reinforced the region's reputation as a hotspot for human rights violations. But despite Africa's notoriety concerning human rights, Africa and the Shaping of International Human Rights argues that the continent has been pivotal in helping to shape contemporary human rights norms and practices. Challenging prevailing Eurocentric interpretations of human rights' origins and evolution, it demonstrates that from the colonial era to the present Africa's peoples have drawn attention to and prompted novel ways of thinking about human rights through their encounters with the world at large. Beginning with the depredations of King Leopold II in the Congo Free State in the 1880s and ending with the ICC's current activities in Africa, it reveals how African events, personalities, groups, and nations have influenced the trajectory of human rights history in intriguing and critical ways, in the end enlarging and universalizing a major discourse of our time.

目次: 

Introduction
1 The Congo Free State, Atrocity Tales, and Human Rights History
2 The Perils of 'Progress': Black Concentration Camps in Southern Africa and Human Rights History
3 Hailie Selassie, the League of Nations, and Human Rights Diplomacy
4 Africa, the UN, and Third Generation Rights
5 Africa, the International Criminal Court, and Human Rights
Conclusion

著者について: 

Derrick M. Nault is a project associate professor at the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan. He is the co-editor of Globalization and Human Rights in the Developing World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and Experiencing Globalization: Religion in Contemporary Contexts (Anthem Press, 2013). He holds a Ph.D. in African History from Queen's University, Canada.

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