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International Human Rights

Philip Alston and Ryan Goodman

Publication Date - September 2012

ISBN: 9780199578726

1,632 pages
Paperback
9.7 x 6.7 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $62.95

This definitive work in international human rights provides a comprehensive analysis of this wide and diverse subject area

Description

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

About the Author(s)

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.

Reviews

"Anyone looking for a simulating and engaging account of the current state of the art in relation to the international regime governing human rights should look no further than International Human Rights."--Student Law Journal

"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. Institutional Design and Compliance
    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