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    The revolutionary past: decolonizing law and human rights

    Fitzpatrick, Peter (2014) The revolutionary past: decolonizing law and human rights. Metodo: International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy 2 (1), pp. 117-133. ISSN 2281-9177.

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    Combining a radical revision of the historical formation of occidental law with perspectives derived from decolonial thought, this paper advances a deconstruction of occidental law. That deconstruction is then brought to bear on human rights. Although occidental law and human rights are shown in this way to be imperial in orientation, that same deconstruction reveals resistant elements in law and in human rights. These are elements which the decolonial can draw on in its commitment to intercultural transformation.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
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    Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2014 09:12
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:10


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