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International Human Rights


ISBN13: 9780199578726
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199279425
Published: October 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £42.99



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International Human Rights is the definitive work on the subject area providing its reader with a comprehensive analysis of this wide and diverse subject area.

A successor to the widely acclaimed International Human Rights in Context, this book is written by Philip Alston and Ryan Goodman who are both world-leading human rights scholars. They have chosen a wide selection of materials from primary and secondary materials to demonstrate and illuminate key themes and carefully guide the reader through each extract with thoughtful and lucid commentary.

New to this edition

  • Completely up-to-date, including substantially revised materials dealing with women's rights, economic and social rights, the UN human rights machinery, the International Criminal Court, the responsibility to protect, universal jurisdiction, and conflicts in culture and traditional practices.
  • Includes two new chapters, on fact-finding by international human rights organisations, and empirical research on the effectiveness of the international human rights regime.
  • New sections on key topics have been added throughout the book, including discussion of sexual orientation.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
PART A INTRODUCTORY NOTIONS AND BACKGROUND TO INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS REGIME
1. Human rights Concepts and Discourse
2. The Human Rights Regime: Background and Birth

PART B NORMATIVE FOUNDATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS
3. Civil and Political Rights
4. Economic and Social Rights
5. National Security, Terrorism and the Law of Armed Conflict

PART C RIGHTS, DUTIES AND DILEMMAS OF UNIVERSALISM
6. Rights or Duties as Primary Organizing Concepts
7. Conflict in Culture, Tradition and Practices: Challenges to Universalism

PART D INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS
8. The United Nations Human Rights System
9. Treaty Bodies: The ICCPR Human Rights Committee
10. Fact-finding
11. Regional Arrangements

PART E STATES AS PROTECTORS AND ENFORCERS OF HUMAN RIGHTS
12. Vertical Interpenetration: International Human Rights Law within States' Legal and Political Orders
13. Horizontal Interpenetration: Transnational Influence and Enforcement of Human Rights
14. Institutional Design and Compliance

PART F CURRENT TOPICS
15. Massive Human Rights Tragedies: Prosecutions and Truth Commissions
16. Non-state Actors and Human Rights
17. Human Rights, Development and Climate Change