Saturday, November 30, 2019

Fassbender & Traisbach: The Limits of Human Rights

Bardo Fassbender (Univ. of St. Gallen - Law) & Knut Traisbach (Univ. of Barcelona - Law) have published The Limits of Human Rights (Oxford Univ. Press 2019). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
What are the limits of human rights, and what do these limits mean? This volume engages critically and constructively with this question to provide a distinct contribution to the contemporary discussion on human rights. Fassbender and Traisbach, along with a group of leading experts in the field, examine the issue from multiple disciplinary perspectives, analysing the limits of our current discourse of human rights. It does so in an original way, and without attempting to deconstruct, or deny, human rights. Each contribution is supplemented by an engaging comment which furthers this important discussion. This combination of perspectives paves the way for further thought for scholars, practitioners, students, and the wider public. Ultimately, this volume provides an exceptionally rich spectrum of viewpoints and arguments across disciplines to offer fresh insights into human rights and its limitations.