Robert Meister, "After Evil: A Politics of Human Rights"
Co lumbia Univ ersity | 2010 | ISBN: 0231150369 | 544 pages | PDF | 3,7 MB
The determined course in which mainstream human rights homily speaks of such evils as the Holocaust, servitude, or apartheid puts them solidly in the gone by. Its elaborate techniques of "transitional" justice encourage future generations to move presumptuous by creating a false assumption of closure, enabling those who are having violated law to elude responsibility. This approach to account, common to late-twentieth-century humanitarianism, doesn't surmise that evil ends when justice begins. Rather, it assumes that a time preceding justice is the moment to force evil in the past.