Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction by Andrew ClaphamHuman Rights: A Very Short Introduction by Andrew Clapham

Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction

byAndrew Clapham

Paperback | November 5, 2015

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Today it is usually not long before a problem gets expressed as a human rights issue. Indeed, human rights law continues to gain increasing attention internationally, and must move quickly in order to keep up with a social world that changes so rapidly.This Very Short Introduction, in its second edition, brings the issue of human rights up to date, considering the current controversies surrounding the movement. Discussing torture and arbitrary detention in the context of counter terrorism, Andrew Clapham also considers new challenges to humanrights in the context of privacy, equality and the right to health. Looking at the philosophical justification for rights, the historical origins of human rights and how they are formed in law, Clapham explains what our human rights actually are, what they might be, and where the human rightsmovement is heading. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Andrew Clapham is Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva. Before he joined the Graduate Institute of International Studies Institute in 1997, he was the Representative of Amnesty International to the United Nations in New York. He was the Director of the Geneva Academy of Intern...
Title:Human Rights: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0 inPublished:November 5, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Looking at rights2. Historical development and contemporary concerns3. Human rights foreign policy and the role of the United Nations4. Torture5. Deprivations of life and liberty6. Balancing rights - free speech and privacy7. Food, education, health, housing, and work8. Discrimination and equality9. The death penaltyFinal remarksReferencesFurther readingAnnex: The Universal Declaration of Human RightsIndex