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dc.contributor.author Toivanen, Reetta
dc.contributor.author Cambou, Dorothee
dc.contributor.editor Krieg, C. Parker
dc.contributor.editor Toivanen, Reetta
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-24T09:56:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-24T09:56:01Z
dc.date.issued 2021-11-23
dc.identifier.citation Toivanen , R & Cambou , D 2021 , Human Rights . in C P Krieg & R Toivanen (eds) , Situating Sustainability : A Handbook of Concepts and Contexts . Helsinki University Press , Helsinki , pp. 51-62 . https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-14-4
dc.identifier.other PURE: 170557653
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-1441-6272/work/103724911
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/336693
dc.description.abstract Human rights are among the key concepts of sustainability science because they constitute the basis for sustainable well-being in any given society. Human rights form an understanding of a world in which individuals and peoples can trust in justice and claim rights by virtue of being human. The idea of an international human rights law is that it is not up to a specific government to decide how it treats individuals and peoples living in its territory. Thus, human rights form a discourse of emancipation with a universal outreach. They are essential to achieve sustainable development as specified inthe 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which indicates that the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is based on human rights. However, there are some tensions that continue to oppose SDGs to human rights. This is partly the case in relation to the rights of Indigenous peoples, an issue that will be further explicated in this contribution with regard to the situation of the Indigenous Sámi people. This chapter elaborates on the concept of human rights from the perspective of sustainability sciences. It explores human rights as a concept of law and as a concept of global politics, and it analyzes its differing functions depending on the contexts in which it is applied. This contribution considers the recent interconnections of human rights with the issues raised by sustainable development and the rights of Indigenous peoples. en
dc.format.extent 12
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Helsinki University Press
dc.relation.ispartof Situating Sustainability
dc.relation.isversionof 978-952-369-050-9
dc.relation.isversionof 978-952-369-051-6
dc.rights cc_by_nc
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 513 Law
dc.subject Human Rights
dc.subject Indigenous rights
dc.subject International Law
dc.subject 5143 Social and cultural anthropology
dc.subject 6160 Other humanities
dc.title Human Rights en
dc.type Chapter
dc.contributor.organization Department of Cultures
dc.contributor.organization Faculty Common Matters (Faculty of Social Sciences)
dc.contributor.organization Area and Cultural Studies
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.contributor.organization Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives
dc.contributor.organization Faculty of Law
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-14-4
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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