Human Rights

ISBN-10: 1599412616

ISBN-13: 9781599412610

Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)

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Description: This casebook provides a comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date analysis of international human rights law. It emphasizes the relationship between the international, regional, and national legal systems (with a particular focus on the United States), features an intellectual and historical development of the idea of human rights, and analyzes recent developments in areas including corporate responsibility, terrorism and human rights, the rights of refugees, international criminal law, and the role of NGOs. The first edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to address important and ?hot button? issues and topics in international human rights law. These include: an introductory case study on human rights, extraordinary renditions and extraterritorialityextensive coverage of regional human rights systems and NGOs terrorism and human rightshuman rights litigation in U.S. courts corporations and human rightsrefugee lawthe right to healthgay and lesbian rightsthe right to property. The materials in the casebook are suitable for teaching students with no previous exposure to international law as well as students with significant prior background and experience in human rights. The casebook would be appropriate for a survey course in human rights as well as advanced seminars on topics such as ?the United States and human rights? or ?comparative human rights systems?. The casebook will be suitable for teaching in non-law school settings, such as graduate and undergraduate programs in political science, international affairs, public policy, criminal justice, and related fields.

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List price: $225.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: West Academic
Publication date: 4/27/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1682
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.25" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 6.226
Language: English

Laurence R. Helfer is the Harry R. Chadwick, Sr Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law, where he co-directs the Center for International and Comparative Law and is a member of the faculty steering committee of the Duke Center on Human Rights. He has authored more than 50 publications and has lectured widely on his diverse research interests, which include interdisciplinary analysis of international law and institutions, human rights, and international intellectual property law and policy. He is the co-author of Human Rights (2nd edition, 2009), and the author of Intellectual Property Rights in Plant Varieties: International Legal Regimes and Policy Options for National Governments (2004).

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