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International human rights in context : law, politics, morals : text and materials

Author: Henry J Steiner; Philip Alston; Ryan Goodman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Within its conceptual framework, this book covers the major topics of international human rights: the basic characteristics of international law; evolution of the human rights movement movement;  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry J Steiner; Philip Alston; Ryan Goodman
ISBN: 9780199279425 019927942X
OCLC Number: 174044072
Description: xxxix, 1492 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: PART A INTRODUCTORY NOTIONS AND BACKGROUND TO INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS MOVEMENT; 1. Human rights concepts and discourse; 2. Background to and Postwar Creation of the Human Rights Movement; PART B NORMATIVE FOUNDATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS; 3. Civil and political rights; 4. Economic and social rights; 5. National security, terrorism, and derogations of human rights; PART C RIGHTS, DUTIES AND UNIVERSALISM; 6. Rights or duties as primary organizing concepts; 7. Conflicts in culture, tradition and practices; PART D INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS; 8. International institutions and challenges to notions of sovereignty; 9. The UN human rights system; 10. Treaty organs: the ICCPR human rights committee; 11. Regional arrangements; PART E STATES AS PROTECTORS AND ENFORCERS OF HUMAN RIGHTS; 12. Vertical interpretation: human rights treaties within states' legal and political orders; 13. Horizontal interpretation: transnational influence and enforcement of human rights; PART F CURRENT TOPICS; 14. Massive human rights tragedies: prosecutions and truth commissions; 15. Autonomy regimes; 16. Non-state actors and human rights; 17. Human rights and development, finance and trade
Responsibility: Henry J. Steiner, Philip Alston, Ryan Goodman.
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"An indispensable tool for training the next generation of human rights practitioners, advocates, and scholars."--Theodor Meron, New York University School of Law"Exposes the sharp contradictions and Read more...

 
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