Human Rights in the World Community: Issues and Action / Edition 3

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Overview

Specifically designed for educational use by international relations, law, and political and social science classes, Human Rights in the World Community treats the full range of human rights issues, including implementation problems and processes involving international, national, and nongovernmental action. This new edition reflects the global, large-scale change that has occurred in the field of human rights, and features an extensive bibliography and filmography.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the second edition:
"Excellent articles and introductory commentary on the theory and practice of human rights and the remedies of wrongs."—David Carliner, Journal of Human Rights

"What makes the Claude-Weston text so welcome an addition to the fairly limited human rights teaching resources is that it approaches the emerging problems and issues in a very contemporary way. . . . In addition to being well researched and organized, the text uses an especially effective system for presenting each topic area. An overview introduces the reader to the relevant issues and highlights the types of questions and concerns to be kept in mind. A series of narrative analyses follows, raising the major problems to be discussed. It must be considered the most thought-provoking, comprehensive and contemporary of the teaching materials now available."—American Journal of International Law

"A broad and thoughtful introduction to the field of human rights. . . . The editors have forged a well-structured tool for enhancing human rights education."—Harvard Human Rights Journal

"Nicely supplements other available material without duplicating it, and the editors raise many of the most important questions that ought to be discussed in human rights courses."—Human Rights Quarterly

"A challenging and valuable contribution for all readers interested in expanding their knowledge of the current, and even future, issues in human rights."—International Law and Comparative Law Quarterly

"Claude and Weston have prepared the definitive textbook on human rights. The book's annotated filmography and thoughtful questions for discussion after each of the 33 readings make it a unique resource for educators. I highly recommend it."—Eric Stover, University of California, Berkeley

Booknews
A reprint of the 1988 original. Now in need of revision. Acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812219487
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/25/2006
  • Series: Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 568
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Pierre Claude is Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is founding editor of Human Rights Quarterly and author of many books, including Science in the Service of Human Rights, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press. Burns H. Weston is Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and Senior Scholar, Center for Human Rights, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, and Vermont Law School Visiting Distinguished Professor of International Law and Policy.

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Table of Contents

Dedication
Preface
Abbreviations

CHAPTER ONE. INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS: ISSUES OVERVIEWS
1. Burns H. Weston, Human Rights: Concept and Content
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
2. Martha C. Nussbaum, Capabilities, Human Rights, and The Universal
Declaration
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
3. Burns H. Weston, The Universality of Human Rights in a Multicultured
World
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
4. Rhoda Howard-Hassmann, The Second Great Transformation: Human
Rights Leapfrogging in the Era of Globalization
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

CHAPTER TWO BASIC DECENCIES AND PARTICIPATORY RIGHTS
5. Diane Orentlicher, Genocide
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
6. Lisa Hajjar, Torture and the Future
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
7. Richard B. Lillich, Civil Rights
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
8. Rachel Neild, Human Rights and Crime
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
9. Paul Gordon Lauren, First Principles of Racial Equality
Questions For Reflection And Discussion
10. Eva Brems, Protecting the Rights of Women
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
11. Maryellen Fullerton, The International and National Protection of Refugees
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
12. Maivân Clech Lâm, Indigenous Peoples' Rights to Self-determination and Territoriality
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

CHAPTER THREE BASIC HUMAN NEEDS AS SECURITY RIGHTS
13. Asbjorn Eide, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as Human Rights
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
14. Lee Swepston, Worker Rights are Human Rights
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
15. George Kent, Food Is A Human Right
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
16. Paul Hunt, The Right To Health: Key Objectives, Themes, and Interventions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
17. Richard Pierre Claude, The Right To Education And Human Rights Education
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
18. Stephen A. Hansen, The Right To Take Part In Cultural Life
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

CHAPTER FOUR. COMMUNITY OR SOLIDARITY RIGHTS—GROUP RIGHTS
19. Hurst Hannum, The Right of Self-determination In The Twenty-first Century
Questions For Reflection And Discussion
20. Arjun Sengupta, The Right To Development
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
21. Luis E. Rodriguez-rivera, Is The Human Right To Environment
Recognized Under International Law?
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
22. Douglas Roche, Peace: A "Sacred Right"
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

CHAPTER FIVE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS: ACTION OVERVIEWS
23. Burns H. Weston, Human Rights: Prescription and Enforcement
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
24. Harold Hongju Koh, How Is International Human Rights Law Enforced?
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
25. Anne F. Bayefsky, Making The Human Rights Treaties Work
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

CHAPTER SIX INTERNATIONAL APPROACHES TO HUMAN RIGHTS
IMPLEMENTATION
26. Steven P. Marks, The United Nations And Human Rights
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
27. Dinah Shelton, The Promise Of Regional Human Rights Systems Rights
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

CHAPTER SEVEN NATIONAL APPROACHES TO HUMAN RIGHTS IMPLEMENTATION
28. Michael Ignatieff, No Exceptions? The United States' Pick-and-choose
Approach To Human Rights
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
29. Michael Ratner, Civil Remedies For Gross Human Rights Violations
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
30. Richard Falk, Humanitarian Intervention: Imperatives And Problematics
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

CHAPTER EIGHT PRIVATE SECTOR APPROACHES TO HUMAN RIGHTS IMPLEMENTATION
31. Richard Pierre Claude, What Do Human Rights NGOs Do?
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
32. Mahmood Monshipouri, Claude E. Welch, Jr., and Evan T. Kennedy,
Multinational Corporations and the Ethics of Global Responsibility
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
33. Jordan J. Paust, The Human Right To Revolution
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

Postscript Human Rights And Humane Governance

Documentary Appendix A: Select Instruments
Documentary Appendix A: Select References
Select Bibliography
Select Filmography
Index
Acknowledgments

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