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International Human Rights - Philip Alston

International Human Rights

Paperback Published: 16th October 2012
ISBN: 9780199578726
Number Of Pages: 1632

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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 academic writings--in order to demonstrate and illuminate key themes. They carefully guide students through each extract with thoughtful and lucid commentary. Questions are posed throughout the book in order to encourage deeper reflection and critical enquiry. A Companion Website features additional resources, including the first three chapters of the book, available for download.

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The most stimulating book that I know of in the field of human rights. Georges Abi-Saab, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva ...it is clearly and accessibly written and provides an excellent balance between commentary and analysis. The Student Law Journal ... imaginative and stimulating materials with thought-provoking commentary... a wonderful teaching tool, as well as a valuable starting point for research. Hilary Charlesworth, Australian National University

PART A INTRODUCTORY NOTIONS AND BACKGROUND TO INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS REGIME 1: Human rights Concepts and Discourse 2: The Human Rights Regime: Background and BirthPART B NORMATIVE FOUNDATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS 3: Civil and Political Rights 4: Economic and Social Rights 5: National Security, Terrorism and the Law of Armed ConflictPART C RIGHTS, DUTIES AND DILEMMAS OF UNIVERSALISM 6: Rights or Duties as Primary Organizing Concepts 7: Conflict in Culture, Tradition and Practices: Challenges to UniversalismPART D INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS 8: The United Nations Human Rights System 9: Treaty Bodies: The ICCPR Human Rights Committee 10: Fact-finding 11: Regional ArrangementsPART 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 14: Measuring and Evaluating Human Rights PerformancePART F CURRENT TOPICS 15: Massive Human Rights Tragedies: Prosecutions and Truth Commissions 16: Non-state Actors and Human Rights 17: Human Rights, Development and Climate Change

ISBN: 9780199578726
ISBN-10: 0199578729
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1632
Published: 16th October 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.2  x 5.7
Weight (kg): 1.74
Edition Number: 2

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