Bringing Human Rights Home A History of Human Rights in the United States

ISBN-10: 081222079X

ISBN-13: 9780812220797

Edition: 2010 (Abridged)

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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 11/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

CYNTHIA SOOHOO is Director of the "Bringing Human Rights Home" Project at the Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School.

CATHERINE ALBISA is Executive Director of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) and a consitutional and human rights lawyer with a background on the right to health. Ms. Albisa also has significant experience working in partnership with community organizers in the use of human rights standards to strengthen advocacy in the United States. Ms. Albisa co-founded NESRI along with Sharda Sekaran and Liz Sullivan in order to build legitimacy for human rights in general, and economic and social rights in particular, in the United States. She is committed to a community centered and participatory human rights approach that is locally anchored but universal and global in its vision.

MARTHA F. DAVIS is Professor of Law at Northeastern University Law School, and Co-Director of its Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy. Her scholarly writing and legal work focus on human rights, poverty and women's rights, and she lectures widely on these issues. Her book, Brutal Need: Lawyers and the Welfare Rights Movement, 1960-1973, received the Reginald Heber Smith Award for "distinguished scholarship in the area of equal access to justice" and a citation in the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel competition.

Preface
A History of Human Rights in the United States
Introduction to Part I
A Human Rights Lens on U.S. History: Human Rights at Home and Human Rights Abroad
FDR's Four Freedoms and Wartime Transformations in America's Discourse of Rights
A "Hollow Mockery": African Americans, White Supremacy, and the Development of Human Rights in the United States
"New" Human Rights? U.S. Ambivalence Toward the international Economic and Social Rights Framework
from Civil Rights to Human Rights
Introduction to Part II
Against American Supremacy: Rebuilding Human Rights Culture in the United States
Economic and Social Rights in the United States: Six Rights, One Promise
Human Rights and the Transformation of the "Civil Rights" and "Civil Liberties" Lawyer
"Going Global": Appeals to International and Regional Human Rights Bodies
Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: States, Municipalities, and International Human Rights
The Impact of September 11 and the Struggle Against Terrorism on the U.S. Domestic Human Rights Movement
Bush Administraiton Noncompliance with the Prohibition on Torture and Cruel and Degrading Treatment
Trade Unions and Human Rights
About the Editors and Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments
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