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International Human Rights

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To be published 16 Oct 2012 (OUP) PRE-ORDER NOW!
ISBN: 9780199578726. Soft Cover, 1632 pages.
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Philip Alston, Ryan Goodman 

  • The authors are leading academics in the area of International Human Rights, providing the reader with an unparalleled level of authority and insight. 
  • The lucid analysis of the key themes places the subject in its socio-political context and highlights the topics being debated today. 
  • The carefully chosen diverse range of extracts from primary and secondary legislation, from case law and from academic writings lead the reader to the heart of the subject area. 
  • Questions are posed throughout the book to encourage deeper reflection and critical enquiry. 
New to this edition 

  • Completely up-to-date, including substantially revised materials dealing with women's rights, economic and social rights, the UN human rights machinery, the International Criminal Court, the responsibility to protect, universal jurisdiction, and conflicts in culture and traditional practices. 
  • Includes two new chapters, on fact-finding by international human rights organisations, and empirical research on the effectiveness of the international human rights regime. 
  • New sections on key topics have been added throughout the book, including discussion of sexual orientation. 
International Human Rights is the definitive work on the subject area providing its reader with a comprehensive analysis of this wide and diverse subject area. A successor to the widely acclaimed International Human Rights in Context, this book is written by Philip Alston and Ryan Goodman who are both world-leading human rights scholars. They have chosen a wide selection of materials from primary and secondary materials to demonstrate and illuminate key themes and carefully guide the reader through each extract with thoughtful and lucid commentary.

Readership: Students taking courses in international human rights, international law and human rights, as well as international relations. 

Philip Alston, New York University Law School, and Ryan Goodman, New York University Law School

Philip Alston is John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University School of Law Professor 

Ryan Goodman is Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law at New York University School of Law 

"The most stimulating book that I know of in the field of human rights." - Georges Abi-Saab, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva

"... imaginative and stimulating materials with thought-provoking commentary... a wonderful teaching tool, as well as a valuable starting point for research." - Hilary Charlesworth, Australian National University 

Table of Contents

PART A INTRODUCTORY NOTIONS AND BACKGROUND TO INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS REGIME 

1: Human rights Concepts and Discourse 

2: The Human Rights Regime: Background and Birth 

PART B NORMATIVE FOUNDATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS

3: Civil and Political Rights 

4: Economic and Social Rights 

5: National Security, Terrorism and the Law of Armed Conflict 

PART C RIGHTS, DUTIES AND DILEMMAS OF UNIVERSALISM 

6: Rights or Duties as Primary Organizing Concepts 

7: Conflict in Culture, Tradition and Practices: Challenges to Universalism 

PART D INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS 

8: The United Nations Human Rights System 

9: Treaty Bodies: The ICCPR Human Rights Committee 

10: Fact-finding 

11: Regional Arrangements 

PART E STATES AS PROTECTORS AND ENFORCERS OF HUMAN RIGHTS 

12: Vertical Interpenetration: International Human Rights Law within States' Legal and Political Orders 

13: Horizontal Interpenetration: Transnational Influence and Enforcement of Human Rights

14: Measuring and Evaluating Human Rights Performance

PART F CURRENT TOPICS 

15: Massive Human Rights Tragedies: Prosecutions and Truth Commissions

16: Non-state Actors and Human Rights 

17: Human Rights, Development and Climate Change

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