The rapid pace of globalization, which cuts across geographical and political boundaries, has a clear impact on universally recognized human rights. However, the issues emerging as a consequence have to be dealt with in the context of the international legal framework, which remains firmly centred on the nation-state. This volume undertakes an examination of complex connections between globalization, international law, and human rights.
The essays in the book analyse the patterns of state responses to both traditional and emerging notions of certain categories of the human rights paradigm. Several important contemporary issues, such as corporate human rights obligations, the interface between free trade and right to culture, the implications of human rights to water for international investment law, the response to terrorism in the context of human rights, and the linkage between human rights and good governance have been explored. Through its assessment of a wide range of issues confronting diverse societies in both the North and the South, the volume also highlights the need for aligning national policies with the rule of law and human rights imperatives.
About The Author
Jeffery F. Addicott is Distinguished Professor of Law, Centre for Terrorism Law, St Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas.
Md. Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan teaches law at Department of Law, ASA University Bangladesh.
Tareq M.R. Chowdhury is Professor, Department of Law, ASA University Bangladesh.
Table Of Contents
Introduction: International Implications of Globalization on Emerging Notions of Fundamental Human Rights
1: Corporate Human Rights Obligations under Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
2: Globalization, Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic: An Interface between Free Trade and the Right to Culture
3: Freedom of Religion in a Globalized World: The European Experience
4: Globalization, Terrorism and Human Rights: The Mouse that Roared
5: Globalization and Its Effects on the Emerging Jurisprudence on the Right to Education in South Africa and Nigeria
6: The Emergence of the Human Right to Water in a Globalized Scenario and its Implications to International Investment Law
7: Interface between the Third Generation Human Rights and the Good Governance in a Globalized World
8: The Place of Capitalism in the Pursuit of Human Rights in the Globalized Relationships of States
About the Contributors