Human rights and social protest: a complex and necessary relationship. Introduction to the monograph

Keywords: protest, human rights, inequality, social justice, repression, violence, security


Social protest has been present in the political life of more than a hundred countries in the last 20 years. This monographic issue of the Deusto Journal of Human Rights analyzes the relationship between human rights and protest, with special attention to second-generation rights, human rights and violence, and the mechanisms available to states and civil societies to manage demands for change Social. Taking the case of Latin America in particular, various forms of protest and the multiple dilemmas they generate are analyzed. Likewise, specific cases of protests by relatives of political prisoners in Egypt, the protest against the rise of the far-right in the United States and the transgenerational protest in Argentina against those disappeared by the 1976 military dictatorship are presented.


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How to Cite
Aguirre, Mariano. 2022. “Human Rights and Social Protest: A Complex and Necessary Relationship. Introduction to the Monograph”. Deusto Journal of Human Rights, no. 10 (December), 11-23.