Counting the Dead: The Culture and Politics of Human Rights by Winifred Tate

By Winifred Tate

At a time whilst an international consensus on human rights criteria seems rising, this wealthy examine steps again to discover how the assumption of human rights is de facto hired by way of activists and human rights execs. Winifred Tate, an anthropologist and activist with huge event in Colombia, reveals that considerably varied rules approximately human rights have formed 3 teams of human rights execs operating there--nongovernmental activists, country representatives, and armed forces officials. Drawing from the lifestyles tales of high-profile activists, pioneering interviews with army officers, and study on the United international locations Human Rights fee in Geneva, Counting the useless underscores the significance of interpreting and realizing human rights discourses, methodologies, and associations in the context of broader cultural and political debates.

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