The Rights of Peoples by James Crawford

The Rights of Peoples

EditorJames Crawford

Paperback | July 1, 1992

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Human rights are an important and popular subject. Since 1948 the international human rights movement has become a major force, and has produced important changes in international law. But apart from individual human rights, claims have long been made to collective rights, for example,minority rights, the rights of peoples under colonial rule, aboriginal rights. More recently claims have been made to a number of 'rights of peoples', including rghts of an economic kind - the 'right to development', for example, or to permanent sovereignty over natural resources. Some claims areeven more ambitious - for example, the right to peace, or to a healthy environment. It has been argued that these 'peoples rights' form a 'third generation' of human rights. This development is expressly recognized in the African Charter of Human and Peoples Rights of 1981. The essays in this volume discuss, from a variety of perspectives, the claims made for a 'thirdgeneration' of peoples rights. Is this a desirable development in human rights? Or an attempt to undermine established individual rights? What is the status of these rights against governments and states? The volume also includes a documentary appendix with details of relevant texts, and acomprehensive bibliography, making the collection the most balanced and informative account of the 'peoples rights' movement yet produced.

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James Crawford is at Jesus College, Cambridge.

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Title:The Rights of PeoplesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.63 inPublished:July 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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This collection of essays explores the range of opinions on these controversial and disputed issues, and is a welcome and constructive contribution to the continuing debate on an area of growing interest in international law.

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'thoughtful and often provocative examination of what some have suggested is a new category of international human rights'M.E. Turpel, Dalhousie Law School, Halifax, Nova Scotia, International Journal of Refugee Law, Nov '90