The future of human rights also requires expanding our understanding of political processes of mobilization and governance the expanding practice of mobilization has moved to new issues new actors and new functions representing a shift from advocacy to monitoring and implementation. The future of human rights upendra baxi abstract this book hopes to further contribute to teaching research and activist contention about the uncertain futures of human rights in a hyperglobalizing world the issue of politics the combined and uneven labours of practices of domination and governance and of counter power is addressed . The future of human rights at bihr we believe that human rights are the cornerstone of a modern democratic society providing the rule book for governments on how they should treat us in this way human rights provide a vital safety net for us all setting out the basic minimums that everyone should have simply because we are human. There many new human rights groups and issues and longer term shifts in geopolitics and technology are creating both new challenges and opportunities for human rights illiberal democracies and populist governments are proliferating prompting human rights actors to respond and innovate . Aryeh neier is president emeritus of the open society foundations he was president from 1993 to 2012 before that he served for 12 years as executive director of human rights watch of which he was a founder in 1978
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