Inhuman Rights

Inhuman Rights – The Western System and Global Human Rights Abuse
Winin Pereira
© Winin Pereira
First Published 1997
The Other India Press
Mapusa 403 507, Goa, India.

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As we approach the fiftieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations in December 1998, it is important to place this historic document in its broader political, economic and cultural context. Winin Pereira’s Inhuman Rights: The western System and Global Human Rights Abuse presents a sharply critical and revealing account of how the West has actually misused conventionally defined human rights set forth in the Universal Declaration to promote and maintain its political and economical hegemony over the rest of the world.

In Separate chapters on such rights as those of children, women and the family, the right to development and the right to food health and education the author reveals the hypocrisy of the West in its continued exploitation of what he calls the “Two-Thirds” world. He successfully contrasts the widely publicised and loudly proclaimed human rights concern of the West with its actual position today as a pre-eminent contributor to global human rights abuse.

A refreshing analysis from a very different perspective of the harsh realities of our increasingly “globalized” late twentieth century world and the first fiercely critical assessment and evaluation of the UN Declaration by a major thinker from the South.

Winin Pereira’s earlier books include, Asking the Earth: The Spread of Unsustainable Development (Other India Press; Earthscan); Tending the Earth (Earthcare Books) Global Parasites (Earthcare Books). A former nuclear physicist who quit his profession, Pereira now lived and worked in Mumbai (Bombay).

A Brief History of Human Rights Violations
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Right to Life
Democratic Rights
The Right to Development
The Rights to Food and Health
The Rights to Education and Work
Cultural and Communication Rights.
The Rights of Children
The Rights of Women
The Family
The Population “Problem”
The Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The Rights and Duties of Individuals
Appendix I: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Appendix II: Human Rights Violations by Industrial Development
Notes and References


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