'By establishing a link between normative and empirical analysis, this book offers valuable insights into human rights discourse' International Affairs'This is an accessible and wide ranging text for students. Provides numerous insights on Human Rights and global issues' M S Malloch, Edge Hill University College'Provides a good beginning to a needed conversation.' American Journal of International Law'Important timely and constructive volume...an important step forward. For in highlighting the discourse and the laws surrounding human rights as "transnational juridical processes" (Wilson, p.9). it points the way towards an appreciation of human rights as perhaps the "world's first universal ideology."' Social Anthropology
About the Author
Richard Wilson has carried out extensive research on the relationship between political violence, religion and ethnicity in Guatemala. He is the author of Maya Resurgence in Guatemala: Q'egchi Experiences (1995, University of Oklahoma Press) At present he is making comparative studies of truth commissions in Latin America and South Africa. Together with Thomas Eriksen, he is the series editor of the Anthropology, Culture and Society series (Pluto Press).