Politics of Human Rights The Quest for Dignity

ISBN-10: 0521614058
ISBN-13: 9780521614054
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/14/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

List of text boxes
List of figures
List of tables
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Human rights and state responsibilities
The concept of human rights
What are human rights?
The universality of human rights
Where do human rights come from?
Human rights and the West
International human rights law
Introducing the major players
Conclusion
Further reading
Related websites
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State responsibilities
Positive and negative obligations
Contested responsibilities
Conclusion
Further reading
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Rights with responsibilities
Freedom from torture
Refugee protection
The right to health and the right to food
The right to an effective remedy
Conclusion
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Empirical representations and explanations of human rights violations
Where are human rights violated?
Civil and political rights
Physical integrity rights
Economic and social rights
Conclusion
Further reading
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Why are human rights violated? An examination of personal integrity rights
The state as perpetrator of human rights violations
Causes of human rights violations
A more complete picture
A case study: Nigeria
Summary and conclusion
Further reading
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Intervening and rebuilding in the wake of repression
Intervening to protect human rights
Humanitarian intervention
Conclusion
The Responsibility to Protect (R2P)
Conclusion
Further reading
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Rebuilding society in the aftermath of repression
Obstacles to transitional justice
Objectives of transitional justice
Restorative and retributive justice: complement or contradiction?
Further reading
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Towards the future
Bibliography
Index

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