Understanding Human Rights: Origins, Currents And Critiques by Reeta TremblayUnderstanding Human Rights: Origins, Currents And Critiques by Reeta Tremblay

Understanding Human Rights: Origins, Currents And Critiques

byReeta Tremblay, James Kelly, Michael Lipson

Paperback | February 26, 2007

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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.
Title:Understanding Human Rights: Origins, Currents And CritiquesFormat: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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Table of Contents

Part 1: The Globalization of Human Rights Chapter 1: Introduction: Foundations of Human Rights Chapter 2: Human Rights in World Politics Chapter 3: Promoting Human Rights: Individuals and Organizations Part 2: Philosophical Debates Chapter 4: Universalist Theories of Human Rights: Origins and Critiques Chapter 5: Attempts at Reconciling Universalism and Relativism Part 3: Human Rights in Practice Chapter 6: Labour Rights and Human Rights in the Age of Globalization Chapter 7: Gender and Human Rights Part 4: Canada and Human Rights Chapter 8: Canada Before the Age of Rights Chapter 9: Canada and the Rights Revolution Chapter 10: Looking to the Future Appendices 1.Universal Declaration of Human Rights 2.International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 3.International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights 4.Bangkok Declaration 1993 5.The June 1998 ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work 6.The 2001 Inter-American Democratic Charter 7.The North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation: Objectives, Obligations and Principles 8.Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women 9.Fourth World Conference on Women Platform for Action (Beijing 1995) 10.Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms