The Mobilization of Shame: A World View of Human Rights

The Mobilization of Shame: A World View of Human Rights

by Robert F. Drinan
     
 

"Global consciousness of human rights grew dramatically during the second half of the twentieth century. Today many more human rights are recognized by international law, and far more people are involved and interested in human rights. This book tells the amazing history of this revolution in global thinking and discuss all the critical issues now facing the human… See more details below

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"Global consciousness of human rights grew dramatically during the second half of the twentieth century. Today many more human rights are recognized by international law, and far more people are involved and interested in human rights. This book tells the amazing history of this revolution in global thinking and discuss all the critical issues now facing the human rights movement. Father Robert F. Drinan, a highly respected activist in human rights events of the past several decades, reflects on both the progress of and obstacles to the movement."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300093193
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.66(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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