Title: Review of Gender, Alterity and Human Rights: Freedom in a Fishbowl by Ratna Kapur
Published on: December 5, 2019
Published in: National Law School of India Review
Ratna Kapur’s book, Gender, Alterity and Human Rights: Freedom in a Fishbowl, is a much-needed, well-timed, radical critique of the current human rights praxis. While Kapur does acknowledge the value of liberal rights, she argues that they “cannot give us what we do want – that is, freedom”. It makes an impassioned case for looking both beyond and away from human rights as a means to achieving human freedom.