Social Work and Human Rights: A Foundation for Policy and Practice / Edition 1

Social Work and Human Rights: A Foundation for Policy and Practice / Edition 1

by Elisabeth Reichert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231123094

ISBN-13: 9780231123099

Pub. Date: 03/19/2003

Publisher: Columbia University Press

This book is an overview of human rights ideas and laws for social workers that stresses the importance of human rights in all types of social work policy and practice. After reviewing the history of human rights, the book addresses human rights issues relating to vulnerable groups (e.g., women, children, disabled persons, the HIV- or AIDS-infected population, gays

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This book is an overview of human rights ideas and laws for social workers that stresses the importance of human rights in all types of social work policy and practice. After reviewing the history of human rights, the book addresses human rights issues relating to vulnerable groups (e.g., women, children, disabled persons, the HIV- or AIDS-infected population, gays and lesbians, victims of racism, and older persons) and discusses the international aspects of human rights. The book concludes with the application of human rights to social work practice and illustrative case studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231123099
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
03/19/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,249,961
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction1
1Development and History of Human Rights18
2Universal Declaration of Human Rights44
3Building on the Universal Declaration: The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights83
4The International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights112
5Vulnerable Groups: Women133
6Vulnerable Groups: Children, Persons with Disabilities and/or HIV-AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Older Persons, and Victims of Racism162
7International Aspects of Human Rights196
8Applying Human Rights to the Social Work Profession224
Conclusion249
App. AUniversal Declaration of Human Rights251
App. BInternational Covenant on Civil and Political Rights257
App. COptional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights275
App. DInternational Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights279
Credits and Permissions289
Index291

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