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International Human Rights in the 21st Century: Protecting the Rights of Groups
     

International Human Rights in the 21st Century: Protecting the Rights of Groups

by Lyons
 

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Since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the individual has generally been considered the unit upon which rights are based. Recently there have been calls, some more controversial than others, to include groups within definitions of human rights. Lyons (John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College, US) and Mayall

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Since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the individual has generally been considered the unit upon which rights are based. Recently there have been calls, some more controversial than others, to include groups within definitions of human rights. Lyons (John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College, US) and Mayall (international relations, U. of Cambridge, UK) offer eight examinations of these questions, looking at international law questions of the rights of women, ethnic and religious minorities, and indigenous groups. Also discussed are the rights of other countries to intervene in the name of the defense of rights, including a justification of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Human Rights & Human Welfare
[E]ditors Gene M. Lyons and James Mayall state that their book may 'raise more questions than answers.' This fine volume accomplishes that superbly, and the essays included also give full play to a number of authors who seek to explore group rights theory as it affects different groups.
Human Rights and Human Welfare
[E]ditors Gene M. Lyons and James Mayall state that their book may 'raise more questions than answers.' This fine volume accomplishes that superbly, and the essays included also give full play to a number of authors who seek to explore group rights theory as it affects different groups.
David Malone
This fine volume focuses on group rights, a field that is attracting new attention in the post-Cold War era. The arguments are philosophically stimulating, draw on an impressive history of ideas, and place human rights in context relative to other factors driving international relations. The authors score a major achievement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780585455129
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
744 KB

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Gene M. Lyons is senior fellow at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College. James Mayall is Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations, University of Cambridge.

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