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Rights for Others
The Slow Home-Coming of Human Rights in the Netherlands

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Law and Society

  • Date Published: January 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107041837

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  • This is a valuable study of how rights consciousness and human rights consciousness fails to emerge, even in countries that strongly advocate human rights in their external policies, such as the Netherlands. It focuses on this important and widespread paradox about the difficulties of bringing human rights home. A valuable contribution to the global literature on human rights and socio-legal studies.

    • Adopts an interdisciplinary approach crossing law, sociology and anthropology to provide a fresh analysis of the sociology of human rights
    • Provides an account of what happens when international human rights are applied domestically in The Netherlands
    • Draws from empirical new research and includes a wealth of case material
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107041837
    • length: 245 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 155 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: the rights for others
    2. Internationalism as a constitutional identity
    3. Rights-free citizenship
    4. The struggle over human rights education
    5. A very un-Dutch case?
    6. Dealing with domestic violence the Dutch way
    7. Giving effect to social rights
    8. The rights of the reformed
    9. Conclusion: the contested homecoming of human rights.

  • Author

    Barbara Oomen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
    Barbara Oomen holds a Chair in the Sociology of Human Rights at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and is the Dean of University College Roosevelt. She teaches courses on topics including the origins and implementation of human rights, human rights cities and transitional justice. She is a former chair of the Netherlands Platform on Human Rights Education and a former member of the Commission on Human Rights of the Dutch Advisory Council on International Affairs and the Netherlands National Commission for Unesco. Currently, she is a member of the Advisory Council of the Netherlands Human Rights Institute. As a scholar, Professor Oomen has published extensively on the interrelationship between law, culture and society, focusing on themes like customary law, international criminal law and human rights law. She is the recipient of the Law and Society Association dissertation award and grants from amongst others the Netherlands Science Foundation, the Fulbright, the Ford Foundation. She is currently a member of an international research network on human rights integration, and works on the rise of human rights cities. This book brings together her experience as a scholar and as an activist in the field of human rights in The Netherlands.

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