By Shadi Mokhtari
Mokhtari's publication examines the alterations within the human rights discourse within the usa and the center East after the maltreatment and torture of the U.S. captives within the Abu Ghraib and different prisons turned public. during the textual content research of speeches and information stories, in addition to in-depth interviews with human rights NGO officers, she makes an intensive evaluation that either credit and criticizes the NGOs. Mokhtari exhibits that human rights advocacy has been profitable in pushing the U.S. courts and Congress to acknowledge the relevance of overseas human rights legislations.
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22 Further, the Bush administration clearly enlisted and evoked the human rights geography critical scholars have mapped out, building on assumptions of inherent or ontological American commitments to universalism and the furtherance of the human rights project as well as corresponding conceptions of Middle Easterners as inherently incapable of fully understanding or achieving rights on their own. Thus, in the final analysis, aware of the negative moral evaluation and lack of legitimacy stemming from the unmasked employment of power and force, the United States enlisted morally rooted human rights and democracy norms to legitimate its various interventions in the region.
2004). -based human rights mechanisms encompassing litigation, evaluation, and sanction that are applied almost exclusively to the rest of the world. The State Department’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices assess human rights conditions throughout the world. ”9 Further, rules and regulations are implemented to influence other countries’ human rights practices. For example, the well-intentioned “Leahy Law” prevents American aid to foreign military or security forces who have committed gross human rights violations with impunity.
Within American political and legal discourses, the rights framework provided in the Constitution has routinely been portrayed as above and beyond that offered by the international human rights regime, thus rendering America’s commitment to human rights 4 Sally Engle Merry, Human Rights Law and the Demonizing of Culture (and Anthropology along the Way), 26:1 Pol. Legal Anthropology Rev. 55 (2003). 5 Deborah Weissman, The Human Rights Dilemma: Rethinking the Humanitarian Project, 35 Colum. Hum. Rts.
After Abu Ghraib: Exploring Human Rights in America and the Middle East by Shadi Mokhtari