Category: Legal Theory (page 2 of 2)

Human rights without humanism: Why does Foucault – an avowed anti-humanist – turn to ‘rights’ in his later works?

Ben Golder photoBY BEN GOLDER

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in Paris on December 10, 1948. The result of two years of drafting by a committee of the Commission on Human … Read the rest

The Human Rights ‘History Wars’

Ben Golder photoBY BEN GOLDER

‘The historiography of human rights is currently in great ferment,’ one of its key protagonists recently suggested. ‘Scarcely a decade ago,’ the Harvard historian and law professor, Samuel Moyn, observed, ‘the field did not exist at … Read the rest

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