Human Rights

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Human Rights is part of the Global Issues series, which is designed to be a first-stop resource for research on the key challenges facing the world today. Each volume contains three sections, beginning with an introduction that clearly defines the issue, followed by detailed case studies of the issue's impact in the United States and several other countries or regions. The second section draws together significant U.S. and international primary source documents, and the third section gathers useful research tools...

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Overview

Human Rights is part of the Global Issues series, which is designed to be a first-stop resource for research on the key challenges facing the world today. Each volume contains three sections, beginning with an introduction that clearly defines the issue, followed by detailed case studies of the issue's impact in the United States and several other countries or regions. The second section draws together significant U.S. and international primary source documents, and the third section gathers useful research tools such as brief biographies, facts and figures, an annotated bibliography, and more. A foreword written by an expert in the field complements each volume. A chronology, glossary, and index provide additional help.

The essence of human rights is the idea that each person is endowed with inalienable rights and entitlements. International law, however, recognizes the sovereignty of states, which means governments are essentially free to practice or limit human rights to any degree they choose. The United Nations, as well as nongovernmental entities such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, frequently makes efforts to expose and prosecute abuses, but with such offenses as the persecution of religious minorities in China and violent government-led crackdowns across the Middle East, it is clear much work remains to be done to ensure human rights for all.

This volume begins with a discussion of the history of concepts and declarations related to human rights and continues with detailed case studies centered on the United States, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, China, Chechnya, and Iran. Each case study discusses the respective country's current human rights position, efforts to reform and protect said rights, and historical and cultural perspectives on the issue.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816082612
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Series: Facts on File Global Issues Series
  • Pages: 426
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Brian E. Klunk v

List of Maps, Tables, and Charts ix

Part I At Issue

Chapter 1 Introduction 3

History of Human Rights 4

Social Movements Based in Human Rights 20

International Law 25

Key Issues 30

Conclusion 33

Chapter 2 Focus on the United States 39

History of Human Rights in the United States 39

Current Situation 56

Conclusion 64

Chapter 3 Global Perspectives 71

Democratic Republic of the Congo 74

China 84

Chechnya 93

Iran 101

Part II Primary Sources

Chapter 4 United States Documents 123

Chapter 5 International Documents 179

Universal Documents 179

The Democratic Republic of the Congo 197

China 214

Chechnya 231

Iran 246

Part III Research Tools

Chapter 6 How to Research Human Rights 259

How to Approach Human Rights 259

A Changing World Stage 259

Understanding the Basics: Definitions 259

Sources 266

Conclusion 271

Chapter 7 Facts and Figures 273

Universal 273

United States 277

The Democratic Republic of the Congo 284

China 286

Chechnya 288

Iran 291

Chapter 8 Key Players A to Z 293

Chapter 9 Organizations and Agencies 307

Chapter 10 Annotated Bibliography 333

Topics in Human Rights 333

Global Human Rights 338

Human Rights in the United States 343

Human Rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 348

Human Rights in China 353

Human Rights in Chechnya 358

Human Rights in Iran 363

Chronology 369

Glossary 395

Index 403

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