Understanding Human Rights: Origins, Currents And Critiques

Paperback | February 26, 2007

byReeta Tremblay, James Kelly, Michael Lipson

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Understanding Human Rights: Origins, Currents and Critiques is a comprehensive text on human rights with a Canadian perspective. Although the principles underlying human rights have been generally acknowledged and accepted by the vast majority, debate about the universality of such rights can provoke strong reactions among people of different cultural backgrounds. The objective of Understanding Human Rights: Origins, Currents and Critiques is to introduce the students to the historical origins of the concept of human rights: the international regime and the acceptance of several generation of rights such as civil and political rights, economic rights, group rights and women's rights: the critiques of universalism, the problems of implementation of human rights and Canada's record on human rights.

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Understanding Human Rights: Origins, Currents and Critiques is a comprehensive text on human rights with a Canadian perspective. Although the principles underlying human rights have been generally acknowledged and accepted by the vast majority, debate about the universality of such rights can provoke strong reactions among people of di...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 7.38 × 0.81 inPublished:February 26, 2007Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176252436

ISBN - 13:9780176252434

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Part 1: The Globalization of Human RightsChapter 1: Introduction: Foundations of Human RightsChapter 2: Human Rights in World PoliticsChapter 3: Promoting Human Rights: Individuals and OrganizationsPart 2: Philosophical DebatesChapter 4: Universalist Theories of Human Rights: Origins and CritiquesChapter 5: Attempts at Reconciling Universalism and RelativismPart 3: Human Rights in PracticeChapter 6: Labour Rights and Human Rights in the Age of GlobalizationChapter 7: Gender and Human RightsPart 4: Canada and Human RightsChapter 8: Canada Before the Age of RightsChapter 9: Canada and the Rights RevolutionChapter 10: Looking to the FutureAppendices1.Universal Declaration of Human Rights2.International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights3.International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights4.Bangkok Declaration 19935.The June 1998 ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work6.The 2001 Inter-American Democratic Charter7.The North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation: Objectives, Obligations and Principles8.Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women9.Fourth World Conference on Women Platform for Action (Beijing 1995)10.Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms