The Mobilization of Shame: A World View of Human Rights

The Mobilization of Shame: A World View of Human Rights

by Robert F. Drinan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300093195

ISBN-13: 9780300093193

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Yale University Press

Known for his work in international human rights, Father Robert F. Drinan here describes the history of the human rights movement since World War II and the obstacles it faces today. He seeks to discuss every important human rights issue, the performance of the United States and the United Nations, and how leaders and individuals can mobilize for a more just future.  See more details below

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Known for his work in international human rights, Father Robert F. Drinan here describes the history of the human rights movement since World War II and the obstacles it faces today. He seeks to discuss every important human rights issue, the performance of the United States and the United Nations, and how leaders and individuals can mobilize for a more just future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300093193
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IThe United Nations and Human Rights
1The U.N. Charter: A Blow to National Sovereignty3
2The U.N. Commission on Human Rights13
3Economic Equality for All19
4The United Nations and Political and Civil Rights24
5Women's Worldwide Plea for Equality35
6A Global Revolution for Children45
7Performance of the United Nations on Human Rights51
Pt. IIThe United States and Human Rights
8The United States Intervenes on Behalf of International Human Rights59
9The United States Walks Out on the International Criminal Court76
10Grading the State Department's Report on Human Rights84
11The United States Puts the World's Torturers on Trial95
Pt. IIIHuman Rights Transform the World
12Regional Tribunals for Human Rights107
13The Right to Food122
14Does the Death Penalty Violate Customary International Law?130
15The Human Rights of Prisoners140
16Human Rights Depend on an Independent Judiciary148
17Is Freedom of Religion the Most Fundamental of All Human Rights?154
18Do Amnesty and Reconciliation Bring Justice?170
19Contemporary Developments in Human Rights182
20The Future of International Human Rights190
AppVienna Declaration and Programme of Action Adopted at the World Conference on Human Rights, 25 June 1993195
Sources of Information on International Human Rights233
Index237

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