International Human Rights in Context Law, Politics, Morals

ISBN-10: 019927942X
ISBN-13: 9780199279425
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $97.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1560
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

This widely-acclaimed coursebook provides an analytical and thought-provoking approach to international human rights law from renowned authorities in the field. An excellent selection of cases and materials from a broad range of sources accompany in the book on line alongside notes and questions in the text encouraging students to think critically about the law. Accessible to students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the book is designed to provide trenchant legal analysis whilst considering the wider social and cultural context of human rights. In doing so, it looks beyond the traditional viewpoints and also considers the rights of indigenous peoples, democratization and globalization and thus is versatile enough to be of use to students worldwide. Post September 11 material on conflict, terrorism and international criminal law is also included. This third edition will be accompanied by a new companion web site which will house the Annex of Documents, allowing them to be updated between editions.

Ryan Goodman is Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Director of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School.

Contemporary Human Rights: Background And Content
Introduction to Human Rights Issues and Discourse
Up to Nuremberg: Background to the Human Rights Movement
Civil and Political Rights
Economic and Social Rights
Rights, Duties and Cultural Relativism
Conflicting Traditions and Rights: Illustrations
International Human Rights Organizations
The Need for International Institutions and their Challenge to Notions of Sovereignty
Intergovernmental Enforcement of Human Rights Norms: The United Nations System
Treaty Organs: The ICCPR Human Rights Committee
Regional Arrangements
Civil Society: Human Rights NGOs and Other Groups
States As Protectors And Enforcers Of Human Rights
Interpenetration of International and National Systems: Internal Protection of Human Rights by States
Enforcement by States against Violator States
Current Topics
Massive Human Rights Tragedies: Prosecutions and Truth Commissions
Self-determination and Autonomy Regimes
Globalization, Development, and Human Rights

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