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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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why are certain global problems recognized as human rights issues while others are not? How do local activists transform long-standing problems into universal rights claims? When and why do human rights groups, governments, and international organizations endorse new rights? The International Struggle for New Human Rights is the first book to address these issues." "Focusing on activists who advance new rights, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford Bob
ISBN: 9780812241310 0812241312 9780812221299 081222129X
OCLC Number: 229036159
Description: vi, 194 pages ; 24 cm.
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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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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