REIMAGINING THE FUTURE OF HUMAN RIGHTS SOCIAL JUSTICIE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICIE AND DEMOCRACY IN THE GLOBAL
“This book is the collective effort of participants from Dejusticia’s annual Global Action-Research Workshop for Young Human Rights Advocates.The talented writers featured here are graduates from previous workshops who came together again in 2018 to explore the intersection between research and activism, and what it gods for the future of Human Rights.
The authors of this book question traditional methods and explore new ways and visions of the advance in Human Rights amidst the troubled context in which we live today. Do the struggles of small-scale miners in Ghana, the use of strategic litigation in Lebanon, and the recognition of the rights of nature in India represent evidence for the hope? Or is the opposite true, and, as shown in the chapters of martial law in the Philippines, the treatment of waste water in Argentina, and the internal armed conflict in Yemen, Human Rights have failed to deliver on their promise?
Whatever the answer is, Reimagining the Future of Human Rights invites us to reflect on the work of Human Rights in different contexts and the challenges that activists face, but also the progress they have made.
The chapters in this book offer a snapshot of the current state of Human Rights that can help guide our work as activists and researchers.”