Community and Collective Rights

Community and Collective Rights
Author: Dwight Newman
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2011-07-13
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9781847317780

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This book presents an argument for the existence of moral rights held by groups and a resulting account of how to reconcile group rights with individual rights and with the rights of other groups. Throughout, the author shows applications to actual legal and political controversies, thus tying the normative theory to actual legal practice. The author presents collective moral rights as an underlying normative explanation for various legal norms protecting group rights in domestic and international legal contexts. Examples at issue include rights held by indigenous peoples, by trade unions, and by religious and cultural minority groups. The account also bears on contemporary discussions of multiculturalism and recognition, on debates about reasonable accommodation of minority communities, and on claims for third generation human rights. The book will thus be relevant both to theorists and to legal and human rights practitioners interested in related areas.

Rights Culture and the Law

Rights  Culture  and the Law
Author: Lukas H. Meyer,Stanley L. Paulson,Thomas Winfried Menko Pogge
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2003
Genre: Culture and law
ISBN: OCLC:1132020348

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This volume brings together a collection of original papers on some of the main tenets of Joseph Raz's legal and political philosophy : legal positivism and the nature of law, practical reason, authority, group rights and multiculturalism.

Collective Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Collective Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Author: Jolan Hsieh
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2013-09-27
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781135514273

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The focus of this book is on the PingPu peoples in Taiwan and their right to official recognition as "indigenous peoples" by the Taiwanese government. The result of centuries of colonization, indigenous tribes in Taiwan have faced severe cultural repression because of the government's refusal to accept ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity. The PingPu Status Recognition Movement is the result of a decade of activism by impassioned people seeking the right to self-determination, autonomy, and tribal legitimacy from the Han-Chinese-controlled Taiwanese government. This book examines, through in-depth interviews, questionnaires, field observations, and analysis of governmental and United Nations documents, the perspectives of those directly involved in the movement, as well as those affected by "indigenous" status recognition. Study of the PingPu Indigenous movement is vitally important as it publicly declares Taiwanese Indigenous population's humanity and collective rights and provides a more comprehensive analysis of identity-based movements as a fundamental form of collective human rights claims.

Cultural Rights as Collective Rights

Cultural Rights as Collective Rights
Author: Andrzej Jakubowski
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-07-21
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9789004312029

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Cultural Rights as Collective Rights offers a comprehensive analysis of the conceptualisation and operationalisation of collective cultural rights in distinct areas of international law. It also provides a wide panorama of case-law from every region of the world.

Communities and Law

Communities and Law
Author: Gad Barzilai
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-02-05
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9780472024001

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Communities and Law looks at minorities, or nonruling communities, and their identity practices under state domination in the midst of globalization. It examines six sociopolitical dimensions of community--nationality, social stratification, gender, religion, ethnicity, and legal consciousness--within the communitarian context and through their respective legal cultures. Gad Barzilai addresses such questions as: What is a communal legal culture, and what is its relevance for relations between state and society in the midst of globalization? How do nonliberal communal legal cultures interact with transnational American-led liberalism? Is current liberalism, with its emphasis on individual rights, litigation, and adjudication, sufficient to protect pluralism and multiculturalism? Why should democracies encourage the collective rights of nonruling communities and protect nonliberal communal cultures in principle and in practice? He looks at Arab-Palestinians, feminists, and ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel as examples of the types of communities discussed. Communities and Law contributes to our understanding of the severe tensions between democracies, on the one hand, and the challenge of their minority communities, on the other, and suggests a path toward resolving the resulting critical issues. Gad Barzilai is Professor of Political Science and Law and Co-Director of the Law, Politics and Society Program, Department of Political Science, Tel Aviv University.

Group Rights

Group Rights
Author: Judith Baker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1994
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: UOM:39076001477608

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7. The rights of immigrants: Joseph H. Carens

Reconciling Indigenous Peoples Individual and Collective Rights

Reconciling Indigenous Peoples    Individual and Collective Rights
Author: Jessika Eichler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2019-05-09
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781000020199

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This book critically assesses categorical divisions between indigenous individual and collective rights regimes embedded in the foundations of international human rights law. Both conceptual ambiguities and practice-related difficulties arising in vernacularisation processes point to the need of deeper reflection. Internal power struggles, vulnerabilities and intra-group inequalities go unnoticed in that context, leaving persisting forms of neo-colonialism, neo-liberalism and patriarchalism largely untouched. This is to the detriment of groups within indigenous communities such as women, the elderly or young people, alongside intergenerational rights representing considerable intersectional claims and agendas. Integrating legal theoretical, political, socio-legal and anthropological perspectives, this book disentangles indigenous rights frameworks in the particular case of peremptory norms whenever these reflect both individual and collective rights dimensions. Further-reaching conclusions are drawn for groups ‘in between’, different formations of minority groups demanding rights on their own terms. Particular absolute norms provide insights into such interplay transcending individual and collective frameworks. As one of the founding constitutive elements of indigenous collective frameworks, indigenous peoples’ right to prior consultation exemplifies what we could describe as exerting a cumulative, spill-over and transcending effect. Related debates concerning participation and self-determination thereby gain salience in a complex web of players and interests at stake. Self-determination thereby assumes yet another dimension, namely as an umbrella tool of resistance enabling indigenous cosmovisions to materialise in the light of persisting patterns of epistemological oppression. Using a theoretical approach to close the supposed gap between indigenous rights frameworks informed by empirical insights from Bolivia, the Andes and Latin America, the book sheds light on developments in the African and European human rights systems.

A Liberal Theory of Collective Rights

A Liberal Theory of Collective Rights
Author: Michel Seymour
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-11-27
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780773552487

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Most states are multination states, and most peoples are stateless peoples. Just as collectives can behave as sovereign states only if they are recognized by the international community, liberal multination states must recognize stateless peoples in order to determine their political status within that state. There is, however, no agreement on the kind of principles that should be considered, especially under classical liberalism, which gives individuals preeminence over groups. Liberal theories that attempt to accommodate collective rights are often based on a comprehensive version of liberalism that subscribes to moral individualism. Within such a framework, they develop a watered-down concept of collective rights. In A Liberal Theory of Collective Rights Michel Seymour explores the theoretical resources of John Rawls’s political liberalism and shows that this particular approach can accommodate genuine collective rights. By Rawls’s account, Seymour explains, peoples are moral agents and sources of valid moral claims and are therefore entitled to collective rights. These kinds of rights translate, in the constitution of the multination state, to a true political recognition for stateless peoples. Ultimately, A Liberal Theory of Collective Rights answers three important questions: Who is the subject of collective rights? What is the object of collective rights? And can they be institutionalized in real politics?