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The Crisis of Human Rights – Why TWAIL still matters

Makau Mutua (Professor of Law, SUNY Buffalo School of Law and USA)

Human rights is perhaps the most captivating liberation ideology of our time. Yet the curtain has fallen on human rights because of its normative and cultural deficits. However, nothing as compelling has replaced human rights. A moral vacuum abounds. That is why we need to ask whether TWAIL can either rescue human rights, or supplant it.