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Human Rights, Southern Voices

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Human Rights: Southern Voices
Cambridge University Press
9780521113212 - Human Rights: Southern Voices - Edited by Francis Deng, Abdullahi An-Na’im, Yash Ghai, Upendra Baxi and William Twining
Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments
ix
1.      Introduction
William Twining
1
2.      Francis Mading Deng
4
Readings
9
2.2     The Cow and the Thing Called “What”: Dinka Cultural Perspectives on Wealth and Poverty
9
2.3     Human rights, universalism and democracy
30
(a)     Traditional institutions and participatory democracy in Africa
30
(b)     Globalisation and localisation of democracy in the African context
33
(c)     Universalism versus relativism in cultural contextualisation of human rights
36
(d)     Cultural constraints on the universality of human rights
39
(e)     Dinka moral values and human rights principles
42
2.4     A cultural approach to human rights among the Dinka
44
2.5     Suggestions for further reading
52
3.      Abdullahi An-Na’im
53
Readings
58
3.2     Context and methodology: the Second Message of Islam
58
3.3     Shari’a and basic human rights concerns
62
3.4     Cultural legitimation: Towards a cross-cultural approach to defining international standards of human rights: The meaning of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment
79
3.5     Islam and the secular state
91
(a)     Why Muslims need a secular state
91
(b)     Islam, Shari’a, and constitutionalism: non-Muslims
94
(c)     Audiences
96
(d)     Inclusive public debate
97
(e)     Secularism in context
98
3.6     Economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR)
98
3.7     Suggestions for further reading
102
4.      Yash Ghai
104
Readings
109
4.2     Universalism and relativism: human rights as a framework for negotiating interethnic claims
109
Introduction
109
(a)     Relativism: a critical assessment
113
(b)     Generalizations from national studies
115
4.3     Understanding human rights in Asia
120
4.4     Quotations
150
(a)     The Asian values debate
150
(b)     Confucianism
151
(c)     Hong Kong’s Basic Law
151
(d)     The nature of economic, social, and cultural rights
152
(e)     The Justiciability of economic, social, and cultural rights
152
(f)     Poverty and human rights
154
(g)     Post-modernism, globalization, and the nation state
155
4.5     Suggestions for further reading
156
5.      Upendra Baxi
157
Readings
162
5.2     Voices of suffering and the future of human rights
162
5.3     Rights and “development”
204
(a)     “Development”, “terror” and the posthuman world
204
(b)     Gandhi and development
207
(c)     Time and development: The Millennium Development Goals
208
5.4     Suggestions for further reading
210
6.      Conclusion
William Twining
211
Bibliography
222
Index
231



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