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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
International Human Rights: A Comprehensive Introduction 2nd ed isbn 9780415538206

International Human Rights: A Comprehensive Introduction

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ISBN13: 9780415774550
New Edition ISBN: 9780415538206
Published: January 2008
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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;
  • empirical findings from statistical research on human rights;
  • a listing of all international human rights agreements;
  • and, 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.

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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