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Human rights: mass or elite movement?
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights seeks to improve the life conditions, dignity, and well-being of society's most oppressed, vulnerable, and impoverished groups. The international human rights machinery, however, is embedded in high-flying international organizations, such as the United Nations, and in extremely elite professions, such as international diplomacy and law.
Are human rights principles, policies, and approaches coming down to earth? Can local civil society groups overcome the international human rights machinery's cultural, educational, and social barriers? Can they develop strong and explicit human rights constituencies among ordinary people? The articles in this section address these questions issues head-on, beginning with a description of new "Human Rights Perception Polls" in Mexico, India, Morocco, and Colombia.
Latest responses: Dennis Webster Alexandra Délano and Melissa Ortiz Massó Neve Gordon and Nicola Perugini Rachel Krys Benjamin Waddell Karina Ansolabehere Jorge G. Castañeda Alejandro Anaya Natalia Saltalamacchia Doutje Lettinga Rifat Odeh Kassis Noam Sheizaf Amina Bouyach Jessica Montell Dahlia Scheindlin Ursula Levelt Iain Levine Florence Ochago Steve Crawshaw Barbara Frey Felipe Cordero Fateh Azzam Janice Gallagher Karina Ansolabehere Moiyattu Banya Ezequiel González-Ocantos Eilat Maoz Nidal Al-Azza Clifford Bob Liora Sion Lori Allen Ian S. Lustick Geoff Dancy Jessica Montell Nicola Browne and Dessie Donnelly Kate Nash Shaurimoyo Peter Brett
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