Roundtable on Human Rights

An exchange on the emancipatory potential of human rights, prompted by the essay Human Rights: Advancing the Frontier of Emancipation

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Álvaro de Regil Castilla
Realizing human rights will be impossible as long as we remain trapped in the dominant marketocratic paradigm.

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Noha Tarek
Human rights discourse too often fails to trace the roots of human rights violations to their ultimate geopolitical causes, the machinations of great powers.

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Allen White
Multinational corporations will continue to violate the human rights of workers and communities until a powerful, diverse global movement holds them accountable.

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Author's Response
Kathryn Sikkink addresses points raised by the contributors to this roundtable. Read


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