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Published: 06 August 2007

216 Pages | 15 b/w illus.

4-1/2 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780199205523

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Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction

Andrew Clapham

Very Short Introductions

  • The human rights movement is gaining increasing attention internationally. This book explains the scope of human rights today, and how they are used in both national and international law.
  • Completely up-to-date. Human rights is a topical and controversial issue, and recent national and world events mean that they have been regularly invoked and analysed.
  • Looks at the past, present, and future of human rights. Questions whether they are under threat as they come to be seen by some as obstacles to peace, development and security.
  • Ties in law, philosophy, and politics, to reveal the role played by human rights in the contemporary world.
  • Andrew Clapham was for six years the Representative of Amnesty International at the United Nations in New York.