Justice, Culture, and Human Rights

Authored by: Stuart Rees

Routledge International Handbook of Social Justice

Print publication date:  April  2014
Online publication date:  April  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415620437
eBook ISBN: 9781315857534
Adobe ISBN: 9781317934011

10.4324/9781315857534.ch29

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Abstract

The term, justice, describes an important but, for many, an elusive condition. It can be inspiring and should be easy to define, conveying optimal conditions for a common humanity. Yet, it is often left to powerful individuals to determine what form of justice should be experienced by others. How can we insist that justice is not elusive, that the kernel at the center can be found, that visions of justice can be a constant source of inspiration in any context or country?

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