International Human Rights

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OUP Oxford, 2013 - Law - 1580 pages
The definitive work in the field, International Human Rights provides a comprehensive analysis of this wide and diverse subject area. Written by world-renowned scholars Philip Alston and Ryan Goodman, this book is the successor to the widely acclaimed International Human Rights in Context. Alston and Goodman have chosen a wide selection of materials from primary and secondary sources--legislation, case law, and academic writings--in order to demonstrate and illuminate key themes. They carefully guide students through each extract with thoughtful and lucid commentary. Questions are posed throughout the book in order to encourage deeper reflection and critical enquiry. A Companion Website features additional resources, including the first three chapters of the book, available for download.

New to this Edition

* Completely updated to include substantially revised material on 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 organizations and empirical research on the effectiveness of the international human rights regime

* Adds new sections on key topics throughout the book, including discussion of sexual orientation
 

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Contents

NORMATIVE FOUNDATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS
155
RIGHTS DUTIES AND DILEMMAS OF UNIVERSALISM
487
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS
683
STATES AS PROTECTORS AND ENFORCERS OF HUMAN RIGHTS
1045
CURRENT TOPICS
1279
Documents Supplement
1547
Index of Topics
1549
Index of Names
1577
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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.

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

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