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: 08/11/2002

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.

Overview

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:
08/11/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
PART I: THE UNITED NATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
1. The U.N. Charter: A Blow to National Sovereignty3
2. The U.N. Commission on Human Rights13
3. Economic Equality for All19
4. The United Nations and Political and Civil Rights24
5. Women's Worldwide Plea for Equality35
6. A Global Revolution for Children45
7. Performance of the United Nations on Human Rights51
PART II: THE UNITED STATES AND HUMAN RIGHTS
8 The United States Intervenes on Behalf of
International Human Rights59
9 The United States Walks Out on the International
Criminal Court76
10. Grading the State Department's Reports on Human Rights84
11. The United States Puts the World's Torturers on Trial95
PART III: HUMAN RIGHTS TRANSFORM THE WORLD
12. Regional Tribunals for Human Rights107
13. The Right to Food122
14 Does the Death Penalty Violate Customary
International Law?130
15. The Human Rights of Prisoners140
16. Human Rights Depend on an Independent Judiciary148
17 Is Freedom of Religion the Most Fundamental of All
Human Rights?154
18. Do Amnesty and Reconciliation Bring Justice?170
19. Contemporary Developments in Human Rights182
20. The Future of International Human Rights190
Appendix: Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action Adopted
at the World Conference on Human Rights, 95 June 1993195
Sources of Information on International Human Rights233
Index237

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