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Hilary Charlesworth
Christine Chinkin

Introduction The notion of human rights describes what it is to be human and defines the ‘rock bottom of human existence’. 1 Human rights law challenges the traditional state-centred scope of international law, giving individuals and groups, otherwise with very restricted access to the international legal system, the possibility of making

in The boundaries of international law
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Rosemary Horrox

to admit the secret wisdom in the words of the prophets and their own writings or to accept the Christian faith and salvation, we are nevertheless mindful that Our Saviour chose to be born of Jewish stock when he put on mortal flesh for the salvation of the human race, and that it is our duty to succour humanity when the help of our protection and the clemency of our Christian piety have been

in The Black Death
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Brian D. Earp
Julian Savulescu

even Savage does not reject full-fledged monogamy if it suits the needs of a given couple and they agree to it consciously and in good faith. It’s just that, in his view, these conditions are rarely met. Instead, for most couples, and for society at large, the discourse surrounding monogamy and human sexuality is often deeply dishonest. Some people “need more than one partner,” Savage writes, “just as some people need flirting, others need to be whipped, others need lovers of both sexes.” He argues that we cannot normally help our innermost desires, nor should we lie

in Love is the Drug
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Paul Greenhalgh

and influenced taste and attitudes in their respective times. The focus on objects however has tended to detract from a feature of central importance to the exhibitions held from the closing decade of the last century. This was the displaying of peoples. Between 1889 and 1914, the exhibitions became a human showcase, when people from all over the world were brought to sites in order to be seen by others for their

in Ephemeral vistas

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal is a biannual, peer-reviewed publication which draws together the different strands of academic research on the dead body and the production of human remains en masse, whether in the context of mass violence, genocidal occurrences or environmental disasters. Inherently interdisciplinary, the journal publishes papers from a range of academic disciplines within the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Human Remains and Violence invites contributions from scholars working in a variety of fields and interdisciplinary research is especially welcome.

Ian Campbell

6 Irish Enlightenment, human societies, and human bodies ሉሊ June 1641 saw the printing in Dublin of surely the strangest book ever dedicated to James Ussher, archbishop of Armagh. Written by two Dutch physicians, Arnold and Gerard Boate, the Philosophia Naturalis Reformata (Reformed Philosophy of Nature) claimed to be a complete refutation of Aristotelian philosophy.1 Certainly, the book’s main subject was a vigorous and lengthy attack on Aristotle’s hylomorphism: the doctrine that all physical objects are composed of matter and form. It was normal for orthodox

in Renaissance humanism and ethnicity before race
Math Noortmann
Luke D. Graham

98 Recognition and development International human rights and the international criminal responsibility of individuals were more clearly recognised only after the Second World War. Human rights have been further developed on the basis of the non-binding Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The current human rights treaty catalogue

in The basics of international law
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Dana Mills

99 6 Dancing human rights We have seen that ever since Isadora Duncan entered the stage of political dance, various instances of sic-​sensuous have been performed on the stage of the argument by bodies contracting into themselves and releasing to other bodies, moving and being moved. Those bodies affirm their equality to other bodies –​whether the dancing bodies they intervene against, or bodies inhabiting other worlds that deem them unequal. From Martha Graham’s audiences who are uninvited spectators to the gumboot dancers in South Africa and the flash mob

in Dance and politics