The Human Right to Dominate

The Human Right to Dominate
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published Date: July 2015
ISBN-13: 978-0199365005

In this book, Nicola Perugini and Neve Gordon account for how human rights - generally conceived as a counter-hegemonic instrument for righting historical injustices - are being deployed to further subjugate the weak and legitimise domination.

Using Israel/Palestine as its main case study, the human right to dominate describes the establishment of settler NGO's that appropriate human rights to dispossess indigenous Palestinians and military think-tanks that rationalise lethal violence by invoking human rights.

The book underscores the increasing convergences between human rights NGO's, security agencies, settler organisations, and extreme right nationalists, showing how political actors of different stripes champion the dissemination of human rights and mirror each other's political strategies.

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