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Human Rights Worldwide: A Reference Handbook

Human Rights Worldwide: A Reference Handbook
 

Offering a guide to the global struggle for human rights, the problems and shortcomings of the international human rights regime, and the resources essential to human rights studies, this work looks at religious tolerance, torture, environmental rights, discrimination, and genoci... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781851097623
Published 1 July 2006 by ABC-CLIO
Format Hardback, Revised ed.
Author(s) By Arat, Zehra F. Kabasakal
Series Contemporary World Issues
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ISBN-13 9781851097623
ISBN-10 1851097627
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Imprint ABC-CLIO
Publication Date 1 July 2006
International Publication Date 8 June 2006
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, Revised ed.
Edition Revised ed.
Author(s) By Arat, Zehra F. Kabasakal
Series Contemporary World Issues
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Human Rights
Number of Pages 313
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 29mm
Weight 608g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Human rights, Human rights - Information resources
NBS Text Politics: General & Reference
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 323
Catalogue Code 83274

Description of this Book

This work offers an insightful guide to the global struggle for human rights, the problems and shortcomings of the international human rights regime, and the resources essential to human rights studies. Religious tolerance, torture, environmental rights, discrimination, and genocide. These issues are central to the contemporary debate on human rights. Should nations be free to treat their citizens exactly as they please? Or should the international community enforce minimum standards in human rights? Does the West have the right to police how other countries behave? Do other nations have the right to vet policies adopted by the U.S. government? From royal decrees in the ancient kingdoms of Persia and Babylon to the latest controversies over reform of the United Nations, establishing human rights has been a recurrent, if sometimes elusive, objective in world affairs. Internationally and domestically, controversies over human rights continue to fuel endless debate in politics, legal discourse, and the media. Human rights concerns have helped to put Balkan war criminals behind bars, but also have seen convicted felons in the United States and the United Kingdom claim a legal right to access pornography in jail. Can governments ever eliminate human rights abuses? Or are human rights doomed to remain nothing more than what the philosopher Jeremy Bentham dismissed as nonsense on stilts ?

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Author's Bio

Zehra F. Kabasakal Arat is professor of political science and women's studies at Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY.

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