Thursday, 20 September 2012

Human Rights in the Future

Dr. David Keane, Lecturer in Law at Middlesex University London and Yvonne McDermott, Lecturer in Law at Bangor University, in Wales, have published The Challenge of Human Rights, Past,Present and Future, with Edward Elgar Publishers. This is an edited collection that looks beyond the established limits of human rights, focusing especially on the directions that this discipline will take in the future.
The book consists largely of papers presented at the tenth anniversary celebrations of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, which took place in November 2010.
According to Professor Joshua Castellino, who is Dean of the School of Law at Middlesex University London:
This volume represents a genuine attempt to think beyond the realms of what exists, to reflect on ideas postulated in the past that could be of great salience in the future. It presents the reader with a key question: to what extent are the contemporary concepts of human rights and the systems that support them equipped to address the challenges of a changed world? By thinking through some of the ideas of the past, with a set of promising young scholars alongside more established names, readers will gain a sense of how human rights politics have shaped the current regime while also becoming attuned to the extent to which new directions and mechanisms can be forged in the future.
Contributors include:
K. Anderson, M.M. Carpenter, J. Castellino, J. Curtis, A. Daly, S. Darcy, P. Fitzmaurice, D. Keane, Y. McDermott, N. McGeehan, D. McGreal, R. Murphy, S. Murphy, M. Ní Chríocháin, É. O’Brien, J. Reynolds, L.N. Sadat and W.A. Schabas.

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