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Human rights

Author: Jacqueline Langwith
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, ©2008.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Concerned with the conflict between the concepts of individual rights, as conceived in the West, and that of group human rights as they have been shaped by religion, mores, and tradition in the East.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Langwith
ISBN: 9780737737455 073773745X 9780737737462 0737737468
OCLC Number: 156902264
Description: 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why consider opposing viewpoints? --
Introduction --
ch. 1. What are human rights? --
Chapter preface --
1. Human rights must be universal / Fiona Boylan, Integrated Regional Information Networks --
2. Human rights must be culturally relative / Jieh-Yung Lo --
3. We should eliminate the debate about universality and cultural relativism / El Obaid Ahmed El Obaid --
4. Non-Western societies have influenced human rights / Faisal Kutty --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 2. What is the state of human rights? --
1. Globalization threatens human rights / Asian Pacific Research Network --
2. Globalization promotes human rights / Daniel T. Griswold --
3. Islamic law threatens human rights / Azam Kamguian --
4. Islamic law promotes human rights / Louay M. Safi --
5. China is abusing human rights / U.S. State Department --
6. The United States is abusing human rights / Information Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 3. What should be done to stop human rights abuses? --
Chapter preface --
1. The United Nations is necessary to stop human rights abuses / Silvano M. Tomasi --
2. The United Nations is ineffective and corrupt and does not stop human rights abuses / Joseph Loconte --
3. International human rights treaties are necessary to help prevent human rights abuses / Anne Bayefsky --
4. International human rights laws and treaties have little impact on ending human rights abuses / Jack L. Goldsmith and Eric Posner --
Periodical bibliography. ch. 4. What human rights policies should the U.S. government follow? --
Chapter preface --
1. The United States should be a part of the International Criminal Court / Briony MacPhee --
2. The United States should not be a part of the International Criminal Court / Brett D. Schaefer --
3. The United States should intervene in Darfur / The New Republic --
4. The United States should not intervene in Darfur / Justin Raimondo --
5. The United States should not practice torture even to win the war on terrorism / Jimmy Carter --
6. The United States should practice torture under some circumstances / Charles Krauthammer --
7. The United States should ratify the treaty to protect women's rights / Working Group on Ratification of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women --
8. The United States should not ratify the treaty to protect women's human rights / Janice Shaw Crouse --
Periodical bibliography --
For further discussion --
Organizations to contact --
Bibliography of books --
Index.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Jacqueline Langwith, book editor.
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Concerned with the conflict between the concepts of individual rights, as conceived in the West, and that of group human rights as they have been shaped by religion, mores, and tradition in the East.

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