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Intersectionality and Human Rights Law

Editor(s): Shreya Atrey, Peter Dunne
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Published: 10-06-2021
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 204
ISBN: 9781509942251
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
RRP: £27.99
Online price : £25.19
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About Intersectionality and Human Rights Law

This collection of essays analyses how diversity in human identity and disadvantage affects the articulation, realisation, violation and enforcement of human rights.

The question arises from the realisation that people, who are severally and severely disadvantaged because of their race, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, class etc, often find themselves at the margins of human rights; their condition seldom improved and sometimes even worsened by the rights discourse. How does one make sense of this relationship between the complexity of people's disadvantage and violation of their human rights? Does the human rights discourse, based on its universal and common values, have tools, methods or theories to capture and respond to the difference in people's lived experience of rights? Can intersectionality help in that quest? This book seeks to inaugurate this line of inquiry.

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