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The Crisis and the Quotidian in International Human Rights Law

Authers, Benjamin; Charlesworth, Hilary


This chapter considers the idea that international human rights law is both produced by and dependent upon crisis. Surveying the capaciousness, ambiguity, and constructedness of the concept, we position the relative weight given to particular rights in terms of their framing as 'crises'. We focus on how the idea of crisis has been differently deployed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the division between civil and political rights and economic, cultural and social rights to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Netherlands Yearbook of International Law
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6265-011-4_2


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