Human Rights after 75 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Reflections from the Global South


This book aims to contribute to the global observance of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), 1948. It considers nature and development of international human rights law. It considers how human rights interact with other regimes such as intellectual property, foreign direct investment, corporate social responsibility, international environmental law, humanitarian law, refugee law, economic law, and criminal law. The book then presents human rights of vulnerable populations and sets out contemporary challenges and issues relating to human rights, such as globalisation, the effects of COVID-19, religion, nationality, and the implementation of economic, social, and cultural rights.

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Borhan Uddin Khan, Ph.D., School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, is currently a Professor in the Department of Law, University of Dhaka and also an advisor and adjunct Professor in the Department of Law, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). His recently coedited book publication is: Human Rights and International Criminal Law (Brill/Nijhoff, 2022).

Md Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan, Ph.D., The University of Queensland, Australia, is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Law, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). He is the co-editor of Human Rights and International Criminal Law (Brill/Nijhoff, 2022).
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Part 1
Nature and Development of International Human Rights Law
1 Seventy-Five Years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Reflections on Contemporary Discourse of Human Rights from the Global South
  Borhan Uddin Khan and Md Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan

2 Development of International Human Rights Law after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  Borhan Uddin Khan and Jobair Alam

3 Is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Truly Universal?
  Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan

4 The Implementation and Enforcement of International Human Rights Law: Reflections on the Drafting History of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  Anthony T. Cullen

Part 2
Interaction between Human Rights and Other Key Regimes
5 Human Rights and International Trade: Making the wto Human Rights Friendly
  M Rafiqul Islam

6 Foreign Direct Investment and the Protection of Human Rights in the Host States
  Nakib Muhammad Nasrullah

7 Progressing by Minimising the Gap? Corporate Social Responsibility and Business and Human Rights Notions in the UN Initiatives for Human Rights in Business
  Mia Mahmudur Rahim

8 The Interconnection of Human Rights and Climate Change: Framing Climate Change Litigation from a Human Rights Perspective
  Shawkat Alam

9 Climate Change and Human Rights: Setting Loss and Damage in a Context
  Abdullah Al Faruque

10 Human Rights Paradox in the International Intellectual Property Regime: Setting the Pecking Order
  Mohammad Towhidul Islam and Sadman Rizwan Apurbo

11 Refugee Protection and Human Rights
  Özlem Gürakar Skribeland

12 A ‘Brand-New’ Human Right at Work?: Implications of Incorporating a Safe and Healthy Working Environment into the ilo ’s Fundamental Principles and Rights Framework
  Bas Rombouts

13 Shaping the Humanitarian Sphere: The Profound Influence of udhr on International Humanitarian Law
  Sanoj Rajan

14 Rape and Other Forms of Sexual Offences as International Crimes and the impact of Human Rights Law
  Manjida Ahamed

15 The Construction of Humanitarian Consent of Non-state Armed Groups
  Matthias Vanhullebusch

Part 3
Human Rights of Vulnerable Population
16 Drawing Inspiration from the udhr : Lessons about Understanding the Role of Law in Protecting Minority Rights
  Joshua Castellino

17 The udhr , and the Rise and Fall of Group Rights in International Human Rights Law
  Mohammad Shahabuddin

18 The udhr , Children’s Rights, and the Global South
  Elvis Fokala, Laura Lundy, and Noam Peleg

19 Women’s Rights and the Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief: The Long Road to Addressing Sexual Discrimination and Gender Inequality
  Md Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan

Part 4
Key Contemporary Challenges and Issues
20 The Test of Human Rights in the Era of the covid -19 Pandemic: An Evaluation of Australian Responses
  Tanzim Afroz, Haydn Rigby, Jamie Paterson and Mostafa Naser

21 Harmonising Human Rights and Religion: State-Religion Identification in a Changing World
  Borhan Uddin Khan and Md. Al Ifran Hossain Mollah

22 Nationality, Statelessness, and Human Rights: Does ‘Everyone’ Really Have the Right to Nationality under Article 15 of the udhr ?
  Md Jobair Alam and Md Naimul Hasan

23  udhr and Modern Slavery: Exploring the Vulnerability Approach to Address Migrants’ Slavery-Like Situations
  Jamal Barnes, Joshua Aston, Mostafa Naser and Tanzim Afroz

24 Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights under Modern International Human Rights Law: Transformation of the Non-justiciable Moral Statement in the udhr to Justiciable Rights
  Muhammad Ekramul Haque

25 Modern Discourses on the Nature of Human Rights: Towards a Relational Normativity
  Matthias Vanhullebusch


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