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About Peter Brett

Peter Brett teaches African politics at SOAS, University of London. He is trying to complete a Phd on international law and land conflict in southern Africa.

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Phoebe Braithwaite is openDemocracy’s submissions editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

A global human rights movement?

As a rallying call human rights remain somewhat cold and ethereal - ‘Scandinavian religion’ as Debray puts it, mockingly. Is it any wonder, therefore, that their appeal still remains limited to global elites? A contribution to the openGlobalRights debates on Emerging Powers and Human Rights and Human rights: mass or elite movement?

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