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The definitive work in the field,International Human Rightsprovides 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 acclaimedInternational 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
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.
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