Law, Infrastructure and Human Rights by Michael B. LikoskyLaw, Infrastructure and Human Rights by Michael B. Likosky

Law, Infrastructure and Human Rights

byMichael B. Likosky

Paperback | October 30, 2006

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From attacks on oil infrastructure in post-war reconstruction Iraq to the laying of gas pipelines in the Amazon Rainforest through indigenous community villages, infrastructure projects are sites of intense human rights struggles. Many state and non-state actors have proposed solutions for handling human rights problems in the context of specific infrastructure projects. Solutions have been admired for being lofty in principle; however, they have been judged wanting in practice. This book analyzes how human rights are handled in varied contexts and then assesses the feasibility of a common international institutional solution under the auspices of the United Nations to the alleged problem of the inability to translate human rights into practice.
Title:Law, Infrastructure and Human RightsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:October 30, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521676886

ISBN - 13:9780521676885


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; Part I. Framework: 2. Transnational public-private partnerships; 3. Human rights risks; Part II. Case Studies: 4. Iraq; 5. Anti-terrorism; 6. Banks; 7. EU enlargement; 8. Anti-poverty; 9. Towards a human rights unit; Bibliography.

Editorial Reviews

'The writing is excellent, the topics segue seamlessly and the author is obviously awash with passion for and knowledge of the subject. ... the book has immense aspirational value. Whether or not Likosky's optimistic HRU ever makes the quantum leap from ideal to institution in fact, Law, Infrastructure and Human Rights will set the panoply of infrastructure project stakeholders thinking more closely about convergence of norms in this area. And that, surely, can only be a good thing.' Journal of Law and Society