Title: Universal Rights, Systemic Violations and Cultural Relativism in Morocco (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013).
Scope: This monograph advances the history of human right beyond the early period of the Universal Declaration and the two Covenants, and extends it into the contemporary world. By recovering the place of Morocco in the debates on the global campaign to prohibit torture, it continues the project of widening the historical gaze to regions outside of those more extensively studied subjects of the European Convention, the United States foreign policy establishment, the Soviet dissident movement, and the anti-apartheid struggle. It contributes to the growing sophistication of the historiography surrounding the evolution of international rights norms, and in particular, serves as a challenge to the division between Western and "other."
Contribution: Human rights theories, Moroccan political history, and human rights historyand politics in the Middle East and North Africa
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