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Human Rights

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ISBN-10: 0737737468

ISBN-13: 9780737737462

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jacqueline Langwith

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Human rights, no matter how much they may differ across cultures, mean the same thing; human beings need things that are justifiably sound. Editor Jacqueline Langwith has compiled a number of fantastic essays that debate human rights. Her collection of essays answer what rights are, what we should do to stop abuse of human rights, and what the U.S. needs to do to support human rights. Should human rights be universal? Does Islamic law threaten human rights? Should the U.S. intervene in Darfur? Does the U.S. do enough to uphold the rights of women? These hard-hitting queries are evenly and emphatically debated through essays that state a viewpoint and back it up with facts. Your reader's critical thinkings skills are activated, allowing them to develop intelligent viewpoints of their own. Essay sources include Faisal Kutty, Azam Kamguian, Louay M. Safi, the Integrated Regional Information Networks, U.S. State Department, and the Information Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.
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Book details

List price: $33.80
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Publication date: 12/7/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?
Introduction
What Are Human Rights?
Chapter Preface
Human Rights Must be Universal
Human Rights Must Be Culturally Relative
We Should Eliminate the Debate About Universality and Cultural Relativism
Non-Western Societies Have Influenced Human Rights
Periodical Bibliography
What Is the State of Human Rights?
Chapter Preface
Globalization Threatens Human Rights
Globalization Promotes Human Rights
Islamic Law Threatens Human Rights
Islamic Law Promotes Human Rights
China Is Abusing Human Rights
The United States Is Abasing Human Rights
Periodical Bibliography
What Should Be Done to Stop Human Rights Abuses?
Chapter Preface
The United Nations Is Necessary to Stop Human Rights Abuses
The United Nations Is Ineffective and Corrupt and Does Not Stop Human Rights Abuses
International Human Rights Treaties Are Necessary to Help Prevent Human Rights Abuses
International Human Rights Laws and Treaties Have Little Impact on Ending Human Rights Abuses
Periodical Bibliography
What Human Rights Policies should the U.S. Government Follow?
Chapter Preface
The United States Should Be a Part of the International Criminal Court
The United States Should Not Be a Part of the International Criminal Court
The United States Should Intervene in Darfur
The United States Should Not Intervene in Darfur
The United States Should Not Practice Torture Even to Win the War on Terrorism
The United States Should Practice Torture Under Some Circumstances
The United States Should Ratify the Treaty to Protect Women's Human Rights
The United States Should Not Ratify the Treaty to Protect Women's Human Rights
Periodical Bibliography
For Further Discussion
Organizations to Contact
Bibliography of Books
Index