Impact Of Human Rights

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L.M. SINGHVI ESSAY ON “HUMAN RIGHTS” TOPIC: Contemporary issues of challenges of human rights in the era of globalisation SHILPA NAG C.T. OT CODE: A30 Different people currently see human rights in a different way. For some, invoking human rights is a heartfelt, morally justified demand to rectify all sorts of injustice; for others, it is no more than a slogan to be treated with suspicion, or even hostility. Human rights law is special as it often suggests that other law is inadequate or unjust. Playing the ‘human rights card’ can be persuasive, sometimes even conclusive, in contemporary decision making; this is one aspect of what makes the moral force of human rights so attractive. Human rights are considered a special and narrow category…show more content…
It can be argued that globalization has helped to advance collective and indigenous rights, women’s rights, and children’s rights. Scholar Sumner Twiss addresses this question in his article “History, Human Rights, and Globalization” (2004). He employs a heuristic developed by Richard Falk to elucidate his case: globalization-from-above and globalization-from-below. The former refers to economic and political collaboration among big powers such as state actors and financial and corporate agents, and the latter refers to social, political, and cultural collaboration among local, national, and international agencies (e.g., non-governmental organizations, United Nations organs) interested in advancing or changing the quality of civil societies across the world, perhaps even forming a global civil society (Twiss…show more content…
We can begin by reviewing the character of contemporary globalisation and the processes associated with it. We can then consider how globalisation affects and in turn is affected by human rights. There are two major views in this regard. One says that human rights take on a renewed significance and urgency in the context of this struggle, others argue that globalisation effectively side lines human rights and compels us to the efforts of those seeking to reshape globalisation in the interest of humanity as a
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