Human Rights in the World Community: Issues and Action / Edition 2

Human Rights in the World Community: Issues and Action / Edition 2

by John W. Roberts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812231546

ISBN-13: 9780812231540

Pub. Date: 10/01/1992

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

The best analytical work of leading scholars and activists in the field of international human rights is presented in this expanded and extensively revised second edition. The volume is specifically designed for educational uses by international relations, law, and political and social science classes.  See more details below

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The best analytical work of leading scholars and activists in the field of international human rights is presented in this expanded and extensively revised second edition. The volume is specifically designed for educational uses by international relations, law, and political and social science classes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812231540
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 10.24(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1International Human Rights: Overviews1
1Human Rights14
2Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights31
3International Human Rights and Cultural Relativism42
Issues
Ch. 2Basic Decencies and Participatory Rights57
4The Sovereign Territorial State: The Right to Genocide69
5Torture as Policy79
6Civil Rights90
7Race, Sex, and Religious Discrimination in International Law101
8Refugees: A Never-Ending Story114
9Human Rights on the Periphery: No Room in the Ark for the Yanomami?124
Ch. 3Basic Human Needs, Security Rights, and Humane Governance137
10Human Rights in Liberal, Socialist, and Third World Perspective146
11Realization of Social and Economic Rights and the Minimum Threshold Approach158
12The Right of Development as a Human Right167
13Self-Determination as a Human Right175
14Planetary Rights187
15Peace as a Human Right198
Action
Ch. 4International Approaches to Implementation215
16The United Nations and Human Rights: More Than a Whimper, Less Than a Roar227
17Regional Human Rights Regimes: A Comparison and Appraisal244
18The Helsinki Process: Birth of a Human Rights System256
19Strategies for the International Protection of Human Rights in the 1990s271
Ch. 5National Approaches to Implementation285
20Human Rights and Foreign Policy296
21Humanitarian Intervention and American Foreign Policy: Law Morality, and Politics307
22Congress and Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy: The Fate of General Legislation320
23The Case of Joelito Filartiga in the Courts328
24The United States Commitment to International Human Rights340
Ch. 6Nongovernmental Organization, Corporate, and Individual Approaches to Implementation359
25Human Rights Nongovernmental Organizations372
26Scientists as Detectives: Investigating Human Rights384
27Multinational Corporations and Human Rights392
28"Looking and Thinking" About Human Rights and Revolution401
Appendix: Selected Documents413
United Nations Charter413
Universal Declaration of Human Rights419
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights424
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights432
Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights446
Contributors449
Index451

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