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International human rights : the successor to international human rights in context: law, politics and morals : text and materials

Author: Philip Alston; Ryan Goodman
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The definitive work in the field, International Human Rights provides a comprehensive analysis of this wide and diverse subject area. Written by world-renowned scholars Philip Alston and Ryan Goodman, this book is the successor to the widely acclaimed International Human Rights in Context. Alston and Goodman have chosen a wide selection of materials from primary and secondary sources--legislation, case law, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Alston; Ryan Goodman
ISBN: 9780199578726 0199578729
OCLC Number: 815728356
Description: xxxix, 1580 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1: Introductory notions and background to international human rights regime. Human Rights Concepts and Discourse ; The Human Rights Regime: Background and Birth. --
Part 2: Normative foundation of international human rights. Civil and Political Rights ; Economic and Social Rights ; National Security, Terrorism and the Law of Armed Conflict. --
Part 3: Rights, duties and dilemmas of universalism. Rights or Duties as Primary Organizing Concepts ; Conflict in Culture, Tradition and Practices: Challenges to Universalism. --
Part 4: International human rights organizations. The United Nations Human Rights System ; Treaty Bodies: The ICCPR Human Rights Committee ; Fact-finding Regional Arrangements. --
Part 5: States as protectors and enforcers of human rights. Vertical Interpenetration: International Human Rights Law within States' Legal and Political Orders ; Horizontal Interpenetration: Transnational Influence and Enforcement of Human Rights ; Institutional Design and Compliance. --
Part 6: Current topics. Massive Human Rights Tragedies: Prosecutions and Truth Commissions ; Non-state Actors and Human Rights ; Human Rights, Development and Climate Change.
Responsibility: Philip Alston, Ryan Goodman.
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