Friday, September 25, 2015

Slotte & Halme-Tuomisaari: Revisiting the Origins of Human Rights

Pamela Slotte (Univ. of Helsinki - Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights) & Miia Halme-Tuomisaari (Univ. of Helsinki - Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights) have published Revisiting the Origins of Human Rights (Cambridge Univ. Press 2015). Contents include:
  • Martti Koskenniemi, Foreword. History of human rights as political intervention in the present
  • Miia Halme-Tuomisaari & Pamela Slotte, Revisiting the origins of human rights: introduction
  • Jacob Giltaij & Kaius Tuori, Human rights in antiquity? Revisiting anachronism and Roman law
  • Virpi Mäkinen, Medieval natural rights discourse
  • Annabel Brett, Human rights and the Thomist tradition
  • Lynn Hunt, Revolutionary rights
  • Samuel Moyn, Giuseppe Mazzini in (and beyond) the history of human rights
  • Lauren Benton & Aaron Slater, Constituting the Imperial community: rights, common good, and authority in Britain's Atlantic empire, 1607–1815
  • Kathryn Kish Sklar, Human rights discourse in women's rights conventions in the United States, 1848–70
  • Martin Ceadel, The peace movement and human rights
  • Gregory Claeys, Socialism and the language of rights: the origins and implications of economic rights
  • Dzovinar Kévonian, André Mandelstam and the internationalization of human rights (1869–1949)
  • Taina Tuori, From League of Nations mandates to decolonization: a brief history of rights
  • Pamela Slotte, 'Blessed are the peacemakers': Christian internationalism, ecumenical voices and the quest for human rights
  • Miia Halme-Tuomisaari, Lobbying for relevance: American internationalists, French civil libertarians and the UDHR
  • Olivier Barsalou, The Cold War and the rise of an American conception of human rights, 1945–8
  • Conor Gearty, Afterword