Human Rights

Overview

Each volume in the Contemporary Issues Companion series provides readers with a wealth of information on topics of current interest. Focusing on important social issues, each anthology examines its subject in a variety of ways, from personal statistical articles to the most relevant commentaries and overview. Every essay is introduced with a brief summary of its main points and biographical information about the author, while the book's introduction presents a broad overview of the issues discussed. A perfect ...
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Overview

Each volume in the Contemporary Issues Companion series provides readers with a wealth of information on topics of current interest. Focusing on important social issues, each anthology examines its subject in a variety of ways, from personal statistical articles to the most relevant commentaries and overview. Every essay is introduced with a brief summary of its main points and biographical information about the author, while the book's introduction presents a broad overview of the issues discussed. A perfect resource for both students and the general reader, the Greenhaven Press Contemporary Issues Companion series is sure to be a valued source of current and readable information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737724592
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 11/1/2006
  • Series: Contemporary Issues Companion Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 171
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     9
Introduction     12
Defining Human Rights
The United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights$dUnited Nations     17
The United Nations Is Changing the Way It Addresses Human Rights Challenges   Julie A. Mertus     26
International Human Rights Law Has Evolved to Meet New Challenges   Thomas Buergenthal     30
Islamic Reactions to Western Ideas of Human Rights   Emile Sahliyeh     39
Worldwide Examples of Human Rights Violations
Uzbekistan's Dictator Is Violating Human Rights   Jonathan Freedland     47
China Is Committing Numerous Human Rights Violations$dAmnesty International     52
Ethnic Conflict in Sudan Is Causing Large-Scale Human Rights Violations   Nsongurua J. Udombana     59
The United States Is Violating the Human Rights of Suspected Terrorist Prisoners   Michael Ratner     67
How Can Human Rights Be Protected or Improved?
Democracy Promotes Human Rights   G. Shabbir Cheema     77
Democracy Does Not Guarantee Human Rights$dCNN.com     85
Globalization Promotes Human Rights   Daniel Griswold     90
Suing Global Corporations Can End Their Human Rights Abuses   Daphne Eviatar     96
The United Nations Promotes Human Rights   Jerry Pubantz     102
The UN Human Rights Commission Should Not Admit Human Rights Violators to Its Membership   Frida Ghitis     111
The Internet Can Help Improve Human Rights   Lloyd Axworthy     114
Personal Perspectives on Human Rights Issues
The Plight of Refugees from Liberia's Civil War   Caroline Moorehead     123
A Former Chinese Political Prisoner Discusses His Detention   Luke Harding     132
An Aid Worker Describes Working in Sudan During the Civil War$d"Sleepless in Sudan"     138
The Former High Commissioner for Human Rights Discusses Key Human Rights Concerns   Mary Robinson   Ian Williams     145
Organizations to Contact     153
Bibliography     158
Index     164
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