Human Rights in the World Community

Issues and Action
 
 
University of Pennsylvania Press
  • 4. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 4. März 2016
 
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  • 496 Seiten
978-0-8122-4738-1 (ISBN)
 
Specifically designed for educational use in international relations, law, political science, economics, and philosophy classes, Human Rights in the World Community treats the full range of human rights issues, including key paradoxes and contestations surrounding human rights, implementation problems, and processes involving international, national, and nongovernmental action. This new, expanded edition reflects the global, large-scale change that has occurred in the field of human rights, including the rise of terrorism and the triple threats of climate change, nuclear proliferation, and poverty, and each section features, as in previous editions, provocatively probing discussion questions. For the first time, the book's set of appendices are available online: a bibliography, which encourages further study; an annotated human rights filmography; and the texts of, and citations to, key human rights instruments.


Contributors: Seyla Benhabib, Fiona Beveridge, Claudia Card, Richard Pierre Claude, Wade M. Cole, Karen Engle, Tony Evans, Richard Fairbrother, Richard A. Falk, Judy Fudge, Conor Gearty, Anna Grear, Cindy Holder, Paul Hunt, Bonny Ibhawoh, Michael Ignatieff, Ratna Kapur, Harold Hongju Koh, Scott Leckie, Richard B. Lillich, Stephen P. Marks, Susan Marks, Robert McCorquodale, Daniel Moeckli, Siobhan Mullally, Martha C. Nussbaum, Jordan J. Paust, Christopher N. J. Roberts, Douglas Roche, Dinah L. Shelton, Penelope Simons, Margaret R. Somers, Felisa L. Tibbitts, Jonathan Todres, Ineke van der Valk, Jeremy Waldron, Burns H. Weston, Hannah Wittman.
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Burns H. Weston (1933-2015) was the Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and Founder and Senior Scholar of the Center for Human Rights at The University of Iowa. Anna Grear is Professor of Law and Theory at Cardiff University School of Law and Politics, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, and Director of the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE).
A Warm Welcome from the Editors

An Essential Guide to Use of Our Book

About the Authors

Acknowledgments

List of Abbreviations


PART I. ISSIES

Chapter 1. International Human Rights: Issues and Overviews

1. Burns H. Weston, Human Rights: Concept and Content

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

2. Anna Grear, "Framing the Project" of International Human Rights Law: Reflections on the Dysfunctional "Family" of the Universal Declaration

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

3. Martha C. Nussbaum, Capabilities, Human Rights, and the Universal Declaration

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

4. Burns H. Weston, Universalism Versus Cultural Relativism: An Appeal for Respectful Decision-Making

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

5. Robert McCorquodale and Richard Fairbrother, Globalization and Human Rights

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

6. Ratna Kapur, Human Rights in the Twenty-First Century: Take a Walk on the Dark Side

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

7. Margaret R. Somers and Christopher N. J. Roberts, Toward a New Sociology of Rights: A Genealogy of "Buried Bodies" of Citizenship and Human Rights

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion


Chapter 2. Basic Decencies

8. Claudia Card, Genocide

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

9. Jonathan Todres, Law, Otherness, and Human Trafficking

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

10. Jeremy Waldron, Torture and Positive Law

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion


Chapter 3. Participatory Rights

11. Richard B. Lillich, Civil Rights

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

12. Daniel Moeckli, Equality and Non-Discrimination

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

13. Ineke van der Valk, Racism: A Threat to Global Peace

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

14. Fiona Beveridge and Siobhan Mullally, International Human Rights and Body Politics

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

15. Seyla Benhabib, Borders, Boundaries, and Citizenship

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion


Chapter 4. Basic Human Needs as Security Rights

16. Scott Leckie, Another Step Toward Indivisibility: Key Features of Violations of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

17. Judy Fudge, The New Discourse of Labor Rights: From Social to Fundamental Rights?

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

18. Paul Hunt, The Right to Health: Key Objectives, Themes, and Interventions

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

19. Hannah Wittman, Food Sovereignty: A New Rights Framework for Food and Nature

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

20. Richard Pierre Claude and Felisa L. Tibbitts, The Right to Education and to Human Rights Education

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

21. Cindy Holder, Culture as an Activity and Human Right

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion


Chapter 5. Community and Group Rights-"Solidarity Rights"

22. Karen Engle, On Fragile Architecture: The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Context of Human Rights'

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

23. Bonny Ibhawoh, The Right to Development: The Politics and Polemics of Power and Resistance

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

24. Conor Gearty, Do Human Rights Help or Hinder Environmental Protection?

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

25. Douglas Roche, Peace: A Sacred Right

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

26. Susan Marks, What Has Become of the Emerging Right to Democratic Governance?

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion


PART II. ACTION

Chapter 6. International Human Rights: Action Overviews

27. Burns H. Weston, Human Rights: Prescription and Enforcement

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

28. Harold Hongju Koh, How Is International Human Rights Law Enforced?

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

29. Wade M. Cole, Human Rights as Myth and Ceremony? Reevaluating the Effectiveness of Human Rights Treaties, 1981-2007

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion


Chapter 7. Public Sector Approaches to International Human Rights Implementation

30. Stephen P. Marks, The United Nations and Human Rights

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

31. Dinah L. Shelton, Breakthroughs, Burdens, and Backlash: What Future for Regional Human Rights Systems?

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

32. Richard A. Falk, Searching for a Jurisprudence of Conscience: International Criminal Accountability and Humanitarian Intervention

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

33. Anna Grear and Burns H. Weston, Human Rights Accountability in Domestic Courts: Corporations and Extraterritoriality

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion


Chapter 8. Private Sector Approaches to International Human Rights Implementation

34. Richard Pierre Claude, What Do Human Rights NGOs Do?

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

35. Penelope Simons, International Law's Invisible Hand and the Future of Corporate Accountability for Violations of Human Rights

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

36. Jordan J. Paust, The Human Right to Revolution

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion


Chapter 9. Global Trajectories, Global Futures

37. Michael Ignatieff, American Exceptionalism and Human Rights

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

38. Anna Grear, Corporations, Human Rights, and the Age of Globalization: Another Look at the "Dark Side" in the Twenty-First Century

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion

39. Tony Evans, Citizenship and Human Rights in the Age of Globalization

-Questions for Reflection and Discussion


Postscript: Human Rights, Humane Governance, and the Future


Documentary Appendix A. Select Instruments (see www.uichr.org/Weston-Grear)

Documentary Appendix B: Select Citations (see www.uichr.org/Weston-Grear)

Select Bibliography (see www.uichr.org/Weston-Grear)

Select Filmography (see www.uichr.org/Weston-Grear)

Supplemental Readings (see www.uichr.org/Weston-Grear)

Index
"A challenging and valuable contribution for all readers interested in expanding their knowledge of the current, and even future, issues in human rights."-International and Comparative Law Quarterly "Human rights are not easy. The great strength of this iconic volume lies in its explicit recognition of their multiple dimensions-stretching across philosophy, politics, economics, and the law. Building on the wide-ranging contributions of leading authors in the field, the editors invite readers to reflect critically on the problems as well as possibilities of human rights. Yet another generation of students and teachers has reason to be grateful."-David Kinley, The University of Sydney "The Claude-Weston text . . . must be considered the most thought-provoking, comprehensive, and contemporary of the teaching materials now available."-American Journal of International Law Praise for previous editions: "Claude and Weston have prepared the definitive textbook on human rights. The book's annotated filmography and thoughtful questions for discussion . . . make it a unique resource for educators."-Eric Stover, University of California at Berkeley "What a marvelously exciting book! Professors Weston and Grear have brought together a stellar lineup of scholars to remind us why we used to think human rights mattered so much-and to show how they can be revived to inspire a radical critique of international law and politics, one that is ever more urgent as we head into an increasingly dark future. Bravo!"-Stephen Humphreys, London School of Economics "This is a remarkably rich, diverse, timely, and challenging collection that highlights both the imperative of promoting human rights as well as the challenges and obstacles that their advocates must confront. Very highly recommended."-Philip Alston, New York University "In this welcome fourth edition, Burns Weston and Anna Grear have curated an outstanding collection of essays that offer critical insights both for those who are venturing into the world of human rights for the first time and for those who are its most seasoned advocates."-Barbara A. Frey, University of Minnesota

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