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Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction 2nd ed (eBook)

ISBN13: 9780191016400
Published: November 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
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Today it is usually not long before a problem gets expressed as a human rights issue. Indeed, human rights law continues to gain increasing attention internationally, and must move quickly in order to keep up with a social world that changes so rapidly.

This Very Short Introduction, in its second edition, brings the issue of human rights up to date, considering the current controversies surrounding the movement. Discussing torture and arbitrary detention in the context of counter terrorism, Andrew Clapham also considers new challenges to human rights in the context of privacy, equality and the right to health. Looking at the philosophical justification for rights, the historical origins of human rights and how they are formed in law, Clapham explains what our human rights actually are, what they might be, and where the human rights movement is heading.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties, eBooks
1. Looking at rights
2. Historical development and contemporary concerns
3. Human rights foreign policy and the role of the United Nations
4. Torture
5. Deprivations of life and liberty
6. Balancing rights - free speech and privacy
7. Food, education, health, housing, and work
8. Discrimination and equality
9. The death penalty
Final remarks
Further reading
Annex: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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