Prost, M (2018) Fragmentation et droits de l`homme: contre le droits-de-l'hommisme intégral. Revue des Droits de l'Homme, 15. ISSN 2264-119X

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Does the absence of legal unity challenge the universality of human rights? Is the systematic integration of human rights in other branches of law a remedy to fragmentation? This article offers a critique of « integral human-rightism », i.e. the project that seeks to treat every social problem as a rights question and that promotes the mainstreaming of human rights as a regulating mechanism for managing legal pluralism. The article argues that, in order to preserve human rights’ revolutionary potential, rights fetishism must be avoided, instead advocating a tactical, critical and political use of human rights.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: human-rightism, liberalism, fragmentation, pluralism, critical approaches, indeterminacy, mainstreaming, root causes, false contingency, paradox, dilemma
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2019 14:55
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2019 01:30

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