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Published: 04 October 2012

1,632 Pages


ISBN: 9780199578726

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International Human Rights

Philip Alston and Ryan Goodman

  • The authors are leading academics in the area of International Human Rights, providing the reader with an unparalleled level of authority and insight.
  • The lucid analysis of the key themes places the subject in its socio-political context and highlights the topics being debated today.
  • The carefully chosen diverse range of extracts from primary and secondary legislation, from case law and from academic writings lead the reader to the heart of the subject area.
  • Questions are posed throughout the book to encourage deeper reflection and critical enquiry.

New to this Edition:

  • Completely up-to-date, including substantially revised materials dealing with 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 organisations, and empirical research on the effectiveness of the international human rights regime.
  • New sections on key topics have been added throughout the book, including discussion of sexual orientation.

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