By Jim Ife
Human rights beliefs are on the top of latest social paintings perform and overseas political discourse. but in recent times, with the heightened chance of terrorism, we've began to witness an erosion of many conventional civil liberties. Set by contrast backdrop, the revised version of Human Rights and Social paintings strikes past the constraints of traditional criminal frameworks. With time-honored readability and straightforwardness of fashion, Jim Ife demanding situations the concept of the 'three generations of human rights', teasing out the conceptual difficulties of this strategy and demonstrating how the 3 generations truly overlap at an intrinsic point. crucial studying for students, scholars and practitioners alike, this publication indicates how an implicit figuring out of human rights rules delivers a beginning for perform that's crucial to social paintings, group improvement and the wider human companies.
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As a direct result of the work they do, social workers themselves can sometimes be the victims of first-generation human rights abuse. Social workers have been arrested, imprisoned without trial, tortured and ‘disappeared’ because the social work profession, by its commitment to social justice, will sometimes come directly into conflict with oppressive regimes, will ask questions that 39 40 HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL WORK the powerful prefer not to have asked, or will advocate on behalf of the disadvantaged when it is dangerous to do so.
The traditional way in which first-generation rights have been guaranteed, or at least in which such guarantees have been sought, is through legal mechanisms. Bills of rights, constitutional safeguards and international human rights conventions have sought to define civil and political rights to provide mechanisms for people to appeal against the abuse or denial of these rights, and to establish sanctions against those who are responsible for violating them. The effectiveness of these legal instruments is, of course, variable, and many are regularly and knowingly breached.
In many ways globalisation is simply the logical extension of capitalism, patriarchy, modernist rationality and colonialist exploitation, and the intellectual frameworks that critique these phenomena – Marxism, feminism, postmodernism and postcolonialism – are crucial to a critique of economic globalisation and the search for a viable and equitable alternative. It is important, then, to recognise that there are both old and new elements in globalisation. In many ways what we are seeing is simply the reinvention in a new context of some old familiar stories of class, race and gender oppression, and the theoretical and activist wisdom of those who have been concerned with these oppressions in the past has much to teach the practitioner today.