Presentation on theme: "HUMAN RIGHTS AS A MOBILISING FORCE Koldo Casla June 2012."— Presentation transcript:
HUMAN RIGHTS AS A MOBILISING FORCE Koldo Casla June 2012
Human rights beyond international law It is politically important that human rights have been codified in international and national law, but it is a mistake to believe that the legalisation of human rights takes the concept out of politics. Michael Freeman, (2002) Human Rights: An interdisciplinary approach, p. 10.
MOBILISING STRUCTURES Who we are How many we are POLITICAL OPPORTUNITIES When we do it Where we do it THEORY OF CHANGE What needs to change What can we do to make it happen FRAMING PROCESSES What we think What we say Social movements and human rights
The great equation AVAILABLE RESOURCES TIMELY MOMENT SUITABLE VOCABULARY ???