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International Human Rights in Context: Law, Politics, Morals 3rd ed isbn 9780199279425

International Human Rights in Context: Law, Politics, Morals 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780198298496
ISBN: 0198298498
New Edition ISBN: 9780199279425
Published: March 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



Steiner and Alston's widely acclaimed interdisciplinary coursebook presents a diverse range of carefully edited primary and secondary materials alongside extensive text, editorial commentary, and study questions. Within its conceptual framework, the book covers the major topics of international human rights:-

  • the basic characteristics of international law;
  • evolution of the human rights movement;
  • civil, political, economic, and social rights;
  • the humanitarian laws of war; globalization;
  • self-determination;
  • women's rights;
  • universalism and cultural relativism;
  • intergovernmental and nongovernmental institutions;
  • implementation and enforcement;
  • internal application of human rights norms;
  • and the spread of constitutionalism.
Its scope, challenging inquiries, and clarity make it the ideal companion for human rights students, scholars, advocates, and practitioners alike.

This new edition takes into account the recent significant developments in the field and expands coverage in several directions. Its text and readings provoke discussion of the ongoing and emerging debates of the human rights movement.;Themes such as the changing question of sovereignty, the waning significance of the public-private divide, and the alternative approaches of human rights and duties run through the book.

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Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
PART A: CONTEMPORARY HUMAN RIGHTS: BACKGROUND AND CONTENT; 1 Introduction to Human Rights Issues and Discourse; 2 Up to Nuremberg: Background to the Human Rights Movement; 3 Civil and Political Rights; 4 Economic and Social Rights
PART B: WHAT ARE RIGHTS, ARE THEY EVERYWHERE, AND EVERYWHERE THE SAME? CHALLENGES TO UNIVERSALISM AND CONFLICTS AMONG RIGHTS; 5 Rights, Duties, and Cultural Relativism; 6 Conflicting Traditions and Rights: Illustrations
PART C: INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS; 7 The Need for International Institutions and their Challenge to Notions of Sovereignty; 8 Intergovernmental Enforcement of Human Rights Norms: The United Nations System; 9 Treaty Organs: The ICCPR Human Rights Committee; 10 Regional Arrangements; 11 Civil Society
PART D: STATES AS PROTECTORS AND ENFORCERS OF HUMAN RIGHTS; 12 Interpenetration of International and National Systems: Internal Protection of Human Rights by States; 13 Enforcement by States against Violator States
PART E: CURRENT TOPICS; 14. Massive Human Rights Tragedies: Prosecutions and Truth Commissions; 15Self-Determination and Autonomy Regimes; 16 Globalization, Development, and Human Rights; Annex on Documents; Annex on Citations; Index of Subjects; Index of Authors Quoted