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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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International Human Rights: A Comprehensive Introduction 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780415538206
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780415774550
Published: September 2013
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £32.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780415538183

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to international human rights: international human rights law, why international human rights have increasingly risen to world prominence, what is being done about violations of human rights, and what might be done to further promote the cause of international human rights so that everyone may one day have their rights respected regardless of who they are or where they live.

It explains: how the concept of international human rights has developed over time the variety of types of human rights (civil-political rights, economic-social rights, as well as a delineation of war crimes) empirical findings from statistical research on human rights institutional efforts to promote human rights a listing of all international human rights agreements identification of recent prosecutions of war criminals in domestic and international tribunals ongoing efforts to promote human rights through international aid programs the newest dimensions in the field of human rights (gay rights, animal rights, environmental rights).Richly illustrated throughout with case studies, controversies, court cases, think points, historical examples, biographical statements, and suggestions for further reading, International Human Rights is the ideal introduction for all students of human rights. The book also will be useful for human rights activists to learn how and where to file human rights complaints in order to bring violators to justice.

The new edition is fully updated and includes new material on:

  • The Obama Presidency
  • The Arab spring and its aftermath
  • The workings of the International Criminal Court
  • Quantitative analyses of human rights War crimes Film depictions of human rights issues

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
1. Introduction
2. The Philosophical Basis for Human Rights
3. The Historical Basis for Human Rights
4. The Contemporary Basis for Human Rights
5. Civil and Political Rights
6. Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
7. Crimes Against Humanity, Crimes Against Peace, & War Crimes
8. Quantitative Dimensions
9. United Nations Charter-Based Organizations
10. Other Treaty-Based Global International Organizations
11. American Approaches to International Human Rights
12. European Approaches to International Human Rights
13. Third World Approaches to International Human Rights
14. New Dimensions & Challenges