Summary: 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 ca ...show morerefully 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 ...show less