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Human Rights
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Human Rights

by Andrew Clapham
 

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ISBN-10: 0199205523

ISBN-13: 9780199205523

Pub. Date: 08/06/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

From the controversial incarceration of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, to the brutal ethnic cleansing being practiced in Darfur, to the widespread denial of equal rights to women in many areas of the world, human rights violations are a constant presence in the news and in our lives. Taking an international perspective, and focusing on highly topical issues such as

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From the controversial incarceration of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, to the brutal ethnic cleansing being practiced in Darfur, to the widespread denial of equal rights to women in many areas of the world, human rights violations are a constant presence in the news and in our lives. Taking an international perspective, and focusing on highly topical issues such as torture, arbitrary detention, privacy, health, and discrimination, this Very Short Introduction will help readers to understand for themselves the controversies and complexities behind this vitally relevant issue. Looking at the philosophical justification for rights, the historical origins of human rights and how they are formed in law, Andrew Clapham explains what our human rights actually are, what they might be, and where the human rights movement is heading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199205523
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/06/2007
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 4.30(h) x 0.50(d)

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Preface

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