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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
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