International Human Rights A Comprehensive Introduction

ISBN-10: 0415774551

ISBN-13: 9780415774550

Edition: 2008

Authors: Michel Haas

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to international human rights: international human rights law, why international human rights have increasingly risen to world prominence, what is being done about violations of human rights, and what might be done to further promote the cause of international human rights so that everyone may one day have their rights respected regardless of who they are or where they live. It explains: how the concept of international human rights has developed over time the variety of types of human rights empirical findings from statistical research on human rights a listing of all international human rights agreements the newest dimensions in the field of human rights (gay rights, animal rights environmental rights). Richly illustrated throughout with case studies, controversies, court cases, think points, historical examples, biographical statements, and suggestions forfurther reading, International Human Rights is the ideal introduction for all students of human rights.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/18/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Tables
Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
The Philosophical Basis for Human Rights
The Historical Basis for Human Rights
The Contemporary Basis for Human Rights
Civil and Political Rights
Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
Crimes Against Humanity, Crimes Against Peace, and War Crimes
Quantitative Dimensions
United Nations Charter-Based Organizations
Other Treaty-Based Global International Organizations
American Approaches to International Human Rights
European Approaches to International Human Rights
Third World Approaches to International Human Rights
New Dimensions and Challenges
Glossary
References and further reading
Notes
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