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The international struggle for new human rights

Author: Clifford Bob
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2009.
Series: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why are certain global problems recognized as human rights issues while others are not? This book highlights campaigns to persuade the human rights movement to move beyond traditional concerns and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
International struggle for new human rights.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008025520
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford Bob
ISBN: 9780812201345 0812201345
OCLC Number: 794702148
Notes: OldControl:muse9780812201345.
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 194 pages)
Contents: Introduction : fighting for new rights / Clifford Bob --
Orphaned again? Children born of wartime rape as a non-issue for the human rights movement / R. Charli Carpenter --
"Dalit rights are human rights" : untouchables, NGOs, and the Indian state / Clifford Bob --
Applying the gatekeeper model of human rights activism : the U.S.-based movement for LGBT rights / Julie Mertus --
From resistance to receptivity : transforming the HIV/AIDS crisis into a human rights issue / Jeremy Youde --
Disability rights and the human rights mainstream : reluctant gate-crashers? / Janet E. Lord --
New rights for private wrongs : female genital mutilation and global framing dialogues / Madeline Baer and Alison Brysk --
Economic rights and extreme poverty : moving toward subsistence / Daniel Chong --
Local claims, international standards, and the human right to water / Paul J. Nelson.
Series Title: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Responsibility: edited by Clifford Bob.

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