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Ethics and Human Rights in a Globalized World

An Interdisciplinary and International Approach
Ed. by Klaus Hoffmann-Holland

[Ethik und Menschenrechte in einer globalisierten Welt. Eine interdisziplinäre und internationale Annäherung.]

2009. IX, 353 pages.
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This book encloses articles that were presented at an international and interdisciplinary conference on »Ethics and Human Rights in a Globalized World« in Jerusalem in the fall of 2008. Young researchers from Israel and Germany, who work in the fields of law, philosophy, political science and theology deal with the foundation of human rights, the conflict between varying human rights and effective implementation structures.
In a globalized world, an interdisciplinary dialogue on ethics and human rights is possible, necessary and fruitful for jurisprudence. Human rights can be understood as formalized ethics, and ethics can thus serve as a foundation for human rights. They are the framework for a communication of rights, and this communication is the context in which wrongs can be transformed into rights. Ethics do however also shape »existing« (recognized) human rights. Human rights are »ethics in action.« The enforcement of human rights, especially in international criminal law, as well as the implementation structures bring the ideas and principles of rights to life in a globalized world. Thus it is advisable to take an interdisciplinary approach to participation rights, social rights and human rights in general, in private and in public life.
This work contains articles that were presented at an international and interdisciplinary conference on »Ethics and Human Rights in a Globalized World« in Jerusalem in the fall of 2008. Young researchers from Israel and Germany, who work in the fields of law, philosophy, political science and theology, deal with the foundation of human rights, the conflict between varying human rights and effective implementation structures. The part played by the World Bank in implementing human rights is highlighted, as is the significance of local cultural backgrounds. Other articles deal with the correlation of international criminal law and human rights. The book also contains an article by Aharon Barak, former Chief Justice of the Israel Supreme Court.
Survey of contents
Klaus Hoffmann-Holland: Ethics and Human Rights in a Globalized World – An Interdisciplinary Approach – Aharon Barak: The Role of a Judge in a Democracy
I. Ideas about the Foundation of Human Rights and the Communication of Human Rights
Daniel Bogner: »The German's Village« – Boualem Sansal and the Entanglement of History and Experience – Markus-Michael Müller: The Struggle over Human Rights in Mexico – Hadas Eyal: New Media, Traditional Media and Human Rights – Claudia Mahler: How to Multiply the Notion? – Human Rights Education, a Global Responsibility!
II. International Criminal Law
Salif Nimaga: The International Criminal Law Regime and International Human Rights Law – Theoretical and Empirical Explorations – Birte Brodkorb: Introduction to the Procedure of the International Criminal Court – War Crimes in Darfur – Elisa Hoven: The Rights of the Accused in International Criminal Proceedings – The Choice of a Procedural Model According to the Specific Requirements of International Law – Julia Volkmann-Benkert: Protection of Women against Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts – Alona Hagay-Frey: Sex and Gender Crimes in International Law: Silence, Honor Injury or New International Crime?
III. Structures of Implementation of Human Rights in a Globalized World
Sigrid Boysen: The Impact of Human Rights on Supranational Regimes – Felicitas Chen: The Correlation between Human Rights and the Loan Policies of the World Bank and the EBRD – Ferry Bühring: Theoretical Thoughts on the Relationship of Non-State Actors and Human Rights
IV. Selected Human Rights Aspects
Sarah Wittkopp: Women Negotiating for Peace – Political Rights of Women in Post-Conflict Situations – Kristina Roepstorff: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Question of Justiciability: International Legal Protection of the Right to Food – Tali Gal: Children's Rights in Practice: The Participation of Children in Care and Protection Decisions
V. Report on the Discussions
Kristina Kühl: Human Rights Traditions and Perspectives – Discussions during the Symposium
Authors/Editors

Klaus Hoffmann-Holland Geboren 1971; Studium in Saarbrücken, Marburg und Gießen; 2000 Promotion; 2005 Habilitation; Tätigkeiten als Richter und Staatsanwalt in Rheinland-Pfalz; Lehr- und Forschungsaufenthalte an der University of Warwick, der École normale supérieure in Paris, der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, der Université de Strasbourg und der Donau-Universität Krems. Gastprofessuren am Center for Transnational Legal Studies London, an der Hebrew University of Jerusalem und der Nihon University Tokyo; Adjunct Professor am Georgetown University Law Center, Summer Law Program in London. Vorsitzender Richter am Landgericht; Professor für Kriminologie und Strafrecht sowie Vizepräsident der Freien Universität Berlin.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Revue Hellenique des Droits de l'homme — 2010, 324
In: Newsletter Menschenrechte — 2009, 384 (Nina B. Herzog)
In: Portal für Politikwiss. pw-portal.de — www.zpol.de (28.01.2010) (Marinke Gindullis)