International Human Rights: A Comprehensive Introduction / Edition 1

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to international human rights: international human rights law, why international human rights have increasingly risen to world prominence, what is being done about violations of human rights, and what might be done to further promote the cause of international human rights so that everyone may one day have their rights respected regardless of who they are or where they live.
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'This is probably the most informative, extensive, and detailed study of the international human rights problematique yet published. Michael Haas has cast an extraordinarily wide net and covered the material in an insightful and a provocative analysis.' - J. David Singer, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Michigan, USA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415774550
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/8/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Haas devoted most of his career as a Professor of Political Science at the University of HawaƬi to teaching, research, and public service centring on human rights. He not only filed civil rights complaints that resulted in the adoption of affirmative action in the Aloha State to benefit all races, including Caucasians, Filipinos, and Native Hawaiians, but he also played a role in stopping the secret funding by Washington that reached the Khmer Rouge during the 1980s. He recently conferred honorary doctorate degrees in his current role as Chair of the International Academic Advisory Council at the University of Cambodia.

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Table of Contents

Tables ix

Preface xi

Abbreviations xv

1 Introduction 1

2 The Philosophical Basis for Human Rights 10

3 The Historical Basis for Human Rights 37

4 The Contemporary Basis for Human Rights 72

5 Civil and Political Rights 100

6 Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights 115

7 Crimes Against Humanity, Crimes Against Peace, and War Crimes 142

8 Quantitative Dimensions 173

9 United Nations Charter-Based Organizations 188

10 Other Treaty-Based Global International Organizations 215

11 American Approaches to International Human Rights 233

12 European Approaches to International Human Rights 269

13 Third World Approaches to International Human Rights 295

14 New Dimensions and Challenges 319

Glossary 353

References and further reading 363

Notes 395

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