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Published: 01 February 2016

216 Pages | 15 black and white halftones and line drawings

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198706168

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Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Andrew Clapham

Very Short Introductions

  • Discusses the role of human rights in law, philosophy, and politics, to reveal the role played by human rights in the contemporary world
  • Looks at the past, present, and future of human rights, and questions whether they are under threat as they come to be seen by some as obstacles to peace, development and security

New to this Edition:

  • Explains the scope of human rights today, and how they are used in both national and international law
  • 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 - millions of copies sold worldwide

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