International Human Rights

Philip Alston, Ryan Goodman

International Human Rights

Philip Alston, Ryan Goodman

ISBN:

9780199578726

Binding:

Paperback

Published:

16 Oct 2012

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Description

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.

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

Authors

Philip Alston - New York University Law School

Ryan Goodman - New York University Law School