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This term ‘has acquired popularity with politicians as well as with lawyers. It is, however, used ambiguously to designate the suitability of a dispute for settlement, both as to law ... ...

Human Rights and Asian American Literature and Culture

Human Rights and Asian American Literature and Culture   Reference library

Crystal Parikh

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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2020
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Society and culture, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
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...superpowers were in agreement. Given, too, how closely newly independent nations guarded their right to self-determination (a principle that itself became codified as a right in most human rights treaties after the UDHR), human rights enjoyed almost no practicable value or justiciability in the international arena until the close of the Cold War and the postsocialist restructuring of the world order in its wake. 14 Nevertheless, both sides—but especially the United States and its allies—readily adopted human rights as part of their rhetorical arsenal in a...

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