Steiner and Alston's widely acclaimed interdisciplinary coursebook presents a diverse range of carefully edited primary and secondary materials alongside extensive text, editorial commentary, and study questions. Within its conceptual framework, the book covers the major topics of international human rights: the basic characteristics of international law; evolution of the human rights movement; civil, political, economic, and social rights; the humanitarian laws of war; globalization; self-determination; women's rights; universalism and cultural relativism; intergovernmental and nongovernmental institutions; implementation and enforcement; internal application of human rights norms; and the spread of constitutionalism. Its scope, challenging inquiries, and clarity make it the ideal companion for human rights students, scholars, advocates, and practitioners alike. This new edition takes into account the recent significant developments in the field and expands coverage in several directions. Its text and readings provoke discussion of the ongoing and emerging debates of the human rights movement. Themes such as the changing question of sovereignty, the waning significance of the public-private divide, and the alternative approaches of human rights and duties run through the book.
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Descrizione libro U.S.A.: Oxford University Press, USA, 2000. Soft cover. Condizione libro: New. 2nd Edition. 10485. Codice libro della libreria BU-737
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2000. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface Acknowledgements A. Evolution of Contemporary Human Rights 1. Survey of Basic Concepts a. Global Snapshots b. Death Row and Death By Execution 2. International Law Concepts and Background to Human Rights a. International law: Basic Concepts and Processes b. Historical Antecedents to Contemporary Human Rights Movement c. International Humanitarian Law: A Preliminary Look 3. Evolution of Universal Human Rights: Civil and Political Rights a. The Two Basic Instruments: Universal Declaration and Civil-Political Covenant b. Women's Convention: CEDAW c. Soverign States and International Norms 4. Evolution of Universal Human Rights: Economic and Social Rights B. What Are Rights, and Are They The Same Everywhere? 5. Notions of Rights, Universalism, and Cultural Relativism a. Conceptions of Rights and Duties, of Individual Group Rights b. Description of and Theory about Cultural Relativism 6. Conflicting Traditions and Rights: Illustrations a. African Charter: Rights and Duties b. Gender Issues: Treaty Reservations and Female Genital Mutilation c. Religion and the State: Establishment, Group Autonomy Regimes, and Freedom of Religion d. Freedom of Speech e. Children'w Convention f. The East Asian Debate about Relativism C. International Institutions of the Human Rights Movement 7. Introductory Notions 8. United Nations Institutions: Developing, Implementing, and Enforcing Human Rights 9. The Developing International Civil Society: Human Rights NGOs and Other Non-State Entities 10. The ICCPR Committee and the Role of Treaty Organs 11. Regional Organizations: The European, Inter-American, and African Human Rights Regimes D. States as Protectors and Enforcers of Human Rights 12. Internal Protection of Human Rights by States a. The Spread of State Constitutions in the Liberal Model b. Human Rights Treaties within States' Legal Orders c. Enforcement of Customary Norms: The Role of Courts 13. States as Enforcers of the Human Rights Movement Against States E. Current Topics 14. War Crimes and Other Massive Violations of Human Rights: International Humanitarian Law, Prosecutions and Truth Commissions 15. Globalization: Implications for Human Rights Norms 16. Self-Determination 17. Democracy. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0198298498
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110198298498
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0198298498
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 2. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0198298498
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0198298498 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW4.0080622