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Published: 26 November 2015

224 Pages | 15 black and white halftones and line drawings


ISBN: 9780198706168

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Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Andrew Clapham

Very Short Introductions

What are our human rights? What are their philosophical justifications and historical origins? Focusing on highly topical issues such as ...

New to this Edition:

  • Brings the Bush Administration's approach to the war on terror up to date by referencing Obama's reversal of some policies
  • Accounts for new issues of restrictions on speech and press freedom in the wake of the emerging concerns for privacy and cyberbullying
  • Acknowledges issues related to climate change and the debate over 'climate justice' and 'climate refugees' that have generated a new dimension to the human rights debate
  • Provides a more intense discussion of hate speech, islamophobia, and what is referred to as 'defamation of religion' in light of the situations in Libya and Syria
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide

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