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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Human Rights: All That Matters

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ISBN13: 9781444174342
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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In Britain and parts of the Western World, human rights has become a dirty word - a catch-all term applied to 'big government' legislation, criminals with compensation claims, and those seeking to extend their own power. But it does not look that way to people in Syria, Tibet, Iran, Saudi Arabia and many other countries where citizens find their human rights infringed in horrific ways on a daily basis.

Ivan Fiser is a legal expert who has been at the forefront of human rights advocacy around the globe for over twenty years. He draws on this experience, plus recent events and theoretical advances, to create this robust and stimulating introduction to human rights. It will appeal to students of law and politics, as well as anyone who is concerned about the basic rights of themselves and others.

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Human Rights and Civil Liberties
1. The concept of human rights
2. Extending Rights and Setting Standards
3. International Law and Challenges to Sovereignty
4. The International Criminal Court
5. Human Rights Advocacy: a driving force for change
6. Protecting Core Civil and Political Rights
7. Protecting economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights
8. Humanitarian interventions
9. Human rights in a globalised world
10. Challenges in the 21st century