Human Rights: Concept and Context / Edition 1

Human Rights: Concept and Context / Edition 1

by Brian Orend
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1551114364

ISBN-13: 9781551114361

Pub. Date: 05/23/2002

Publisher: Broadview Press

Winner: 2002 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award

What are human rights? What justifies us in believing we have them? What are rights-holders and duty-bearers? Who should bear the costs and responsibilities for making human rights real? Why have some criticized the human rights perspective? And how can those supportive of human rights

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Winner: 2002 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award

What are human rights? What justifies us in believing we have them? What are rights-holders and duty-bearers? Who should bear the costs and responsibilities for making human rights real? Why have some criticized the human rights perspective? And how can those supportive of human rights best respond? These and other conceptual issues are discussed in full in the first part of this book. The second part offers a detailed account of how the human rights idea came to be such a powerful force in the contemporary world; it traces the evolution of human rights from their origins to their present position in our daily lives, in political struggles, and in both national and international law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551114361
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
05/23/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface

Part One: Concept

  1. Basic Vocabulary and Core Concepts
  2. Who Holds Human Rights?
  3. What Justifies Human Rights?
  4. What are the Objects of Our Human Rights?
  5. Who Bears Which Duties?
  6. Can Human Rights Withstand Criticism?

Part Two: Context

  1. History I: Origins to the Nineteenth Century
  2. History II: Twentieth Century and Beyond

Appendix A

  • The American Bill of Rights
    French Declaration of The Rights of Man and Citizen
    Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Appendix B

  • Human Rights Research Tool

Index

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