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Webster, Elaine

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Works: 4 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 570 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Author
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Most widely held works by Elaine Webster
Humiliation, degradation, dehumanization : human dignity violated by Paulus Kaufmann( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Degradation, dehumanization, instrumentalization, humiliation, and nonrecognition - these concepts point to ways in which we understand human beings to be violated in their dignity. Violations of human dignity are brought about by concrete practices and conditions; some commonly acknowledged, such as torture and rape, and others more contested, such as poverty and exclusion. This volume collates reflections on such concepts and a range of practices, deepening our understanding of human dignity and its violation, bringing to the surface interrelationships and commonalities, and pointing to the values that are thereby shown to be in danger. In presenting a streamlined discussion from a negative perspective, complemented by conclusions for a positive account of human dignity, the book is at once a contribution to the body of literature on what dignity is and how it should be protected as well as constituting an alternative, fresh and focused perspective relevant to this significant recurring debate. As the concept of human dignity itself crosses disciplinary boundaries, this is mirrored in the unique range of perspectives brought by the book's European and American contributors - in philosophy and ethics, law, human rights, literature, cultural studies and interdisciplinary research. This volume will be of interest to social and moral philosophers, legal and human rights theorists, practitioners and students
Dignity, degrading treatment and torture in human rights law : the ends of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights by Elaine Webster( )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although scholars have shown longstanding interest in the boundaries of interpretation of the right not to be subjected to torture and other prohibited harm, the existing body of work does not sufficiently reflect the significance of the interpretive scope of degrading treatment. This book argues that the degrading treatment element of the right is a crucial site of analysis, in itself and for understanding the parameters of the right as a whole. It addresses how, methodologically, the scope of meaning and application of the right not to be subjected to degrading treatment should best be identified and considers the implications thereof. It systematically examines the diverse aspects of degrading treatment's scope, from foundations of legal interpretation to the drivers of humiliation. It draws on wide-ranging literature and extensive analysis of more than 1,500 judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, which has pioneered the right's interpretive growth. The book aims to explore how the interpretive possibilities, and limits, of the right not to be subjected to degrading treatment turn upon the axes of human dignity and state responsibility, and aims to show how this right's protection can be achieved as well as limited through processes of interpretation"
Localising human rights law : a case study of civil society interpretation of rights in Scotland by Elaine Webster( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Juan E. Méndez (1944- ) : a figurehead of the fight against impunity for grave rights violations by Elaine Webster( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Dignity, degrading treatment and torture in human rights law : the ends of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights
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Dignity, degrading treatment and torture in human rights law : the ends of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights
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English (22)