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In Human Rights: Concept and Context , Brian Orend, a professor of philosophy at the University of Waterloo, offers a useful overview of current human rights thinking. Overall, Professor Orend succeeds admirably in his endeavor and the book is an extremely useful introductory guide to human rights theory and history. However, he does not merely summarize the theoretical debates, but rather carefully analyzes them and suggests his preferred resolution to each.

In so doing Professor Orend does not shy away from presenting the strongest counter-arguments to his positions and he admits where conceptual difficulties remain.

Both formulations are valuable definitions and form a strong basis upon which to ground claims of rights. Agreeing that we must be able to give reasons for our entitlement to these rights, Professor Orend then analyzes how we could justify a human rights-claim.

Professor Orend then proceeds to discuss who bears what duties in relation to human rights, questioning whether individuals or institutions are responsible for ensuring human rights. Professor Orend concludes that both institutions and individuals bear responsibility for ensuring human rights on both a national and international level.

So, while the duty of an individual is different from the duty of a multinational corporation, which in turn is different from the duty of a nation or international institution, all of these entities are responsible for ensuring that human rights are respected. One is that Professor Orend gets some facts wrong. For example, FDR did not campaign on a tax and spend platform, but rather on a promise to balance the federal budget.

This is not particularly egregious in context of what Professor Orend is attempting to argue, but such errors inevitably raise doubts regarding the accuracy of his other historical assertions. Also, while Professor Orend is clearly constrained by space and simply cannot offer a complete world history, he pays no attention to non-western human rights history. This is particularly noticeable because he addresses the argument of the alleged Western bias of human rights theory quite eloquently in his philosophical chapters.

This volume would be an excellent one for use in an undergraduate course designed to introduce students to the major philosophical discussions surrounding human rights. This book could also be valuable to human rights professionals who wish to reacquaint themselves with the philosophical and historical underpinnings of their work.

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In Human Rights: Concept and Context , Brian Orend, a professor of philosophy at the University of Waterloo, offers a useful overview of current human rights thinking. Overall, Professor Orend succeeds admirably in his endeavor and the book is an extremely useful introductory guide to human rights theory and history. However, he does not merely summarize the theoretical debates, but rather carefully analyzes them and suggests his preferred resolution to each. In so doing Professor Orend does not shy away from presenting the strongest counter-arguments to his positions and he admits where conceptual difficulties remain. Both formulations are valuable definitions and form a strong basis upon which to ground claims of rights. Agreeing that we must be able to give reasons for our entitlement to these rights, Professor Orend then analyzes how we could justify a human rights-claim.

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