Legal mobilization for human rights / edited by Gráinne de Búrca.Material type: TextSeries: Collected courses of the Academy of European Law ; volume XXX/2Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2022Edition: First editionDescription: viii, 131 pages ; 24 cmContent type:
- K3240 .L438 2022
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
LGBTQ+ Rights Mobilization and Authoritarianism / Lynette J. Chua -- Women, Peace and Security: A Human Rights Agenda? / Christine Chinkin -- International NGOs and the (Non) Mobilization of Human Rights in the Context of Climate Change: An Inconvenient Frame? / Rebecca Lock, Lisa Vanhala -- Reframing Indigenous Rights: The Right to Consultation and the Rights of Nature and Future Generations in the Sarayaku Legal Mobilization / César Rodríguez-Garavito, Carlos Andrés Baquero-Díaz -- Critical Legal Empowerment for Human Rights / Margaret Satterthwaite.
"There has been a turn in human rights scholarship from a top-down focus on laws, institutions, courts and elite actors towards a more bottom-up focus on civil society activists, advocacy groups, affected communities, and social movements. The essays in this book discuss some of the causes, modalities, choices and consequences of legal mobilization for human rights, including which groups claim rights, what rights they mobilize to protect, the goals they pursue, the forums they use, the obstacles they encounter, and to what degree and in what ways they are successful. The chapters include case studies of LGBTQ+ activism in authoritarian political systems, women's engagement with the UN Security Council, the differing strategies of major NGOs as regards human rights approaches to climate change, the work of indigenous communities resisting extractivism, and the legal empowerment of communities in a range of locations and contexts. Key themes emerging from the chapters include: the importance of the idea of human rights to communities that are dominated or marginalized; the ways in which political and societal authoritarianism shape and limit (but do not necessarily exclude) opportunities for effective mobilization; the importance of the choice of forum for seeking to bring about change; the role intermediary actors such as leading NGOs can play in innovating and re-orienting strategies to address pressing challenges; the possibilities for subaltern mobilization to reshape human rights law and transform international legal understandings and concepts; and the importance of supporting genuinely community-led legal mobilization"-- Provided by publisher.