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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: Pt. A. Introductory notions and background to international human rights movement --
1. Human rights concepts and discourse --
2. The human rights movement : background and birth --
Pt. B. Normative foundations of international human rights --
3. Civil and political rights --
4. Economic and social rights --
5. National security, terrorism and limitations on human rights --
Pt. C. Rights, duties and dilemmas of universalism --
6. Rights or duties as organizing concepts --
7. Conflict in culture, tradition and practices : challenges to universalism --
Pt. D. International human rights organizations --
8. Design and functions of international institutions, and issues of sovereignty --
9. The United Nations human rights system --
10. Treaty bodies : the ICCPR Human Rights Committee --
11. Regional arrangements --
Pt. E. States as protectors and enforcers of human rights --
12. Vertical interpenetration : international human rights law within states' legal and political orders --
13. Horizontal interpenetration : transnational influence and enforcement of human rights --
Pt. F. Current topics --
14. Massive human rights tragedies : prosecutions and truth commissions --
15. Non-state actors and human rights --
16. Human rights, development and climate change.
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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