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A just international order and a healthy cosmopolitan discipline of law need to include perspectives that take account of the standpoints, interests, concerns and beliefs of non-Western people and traditions. The dominant scholarly and activist discourses about human rights have developed largely without reference to these other viewpoints. Claims about universality sit uneasily with ignorance of other traditions and parochial or ethnocentric tendencies. The object of the book is to make accessible the ideas of four jurists who present distinct 'Southern' perspectives on human rights.
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William Twining is the Emeritus Quain Professor of Jurisprudence at University College London. He is a leading member of the Law in Context movement and has contributed especially to jurisprudence, evidence and proof, legal method, legal education, and intellectual history.
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