Human Rights in the World Community
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Human Rights in the World Community
Issues and Action

Richard Pierre Claude and Burns H. Weston, Editors

Third Edition
568 pages | 7 x 10
Paper 2006 | ISBN 978-0-8122-1948-7 | $34.95s | £23.00 | Add to cart
A volume in the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights series
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Praise for the second edition:
"Excellent articles and introductory commentary on the theory and practice of human rights and the remedies of wrongs."—David Carliner, Journal of Human Rights

"What makes the Claude-Weston text so welcome an addition to the fairly limited human rights teaching resources is that it approaches the emerging problems and issues in a very contemporary way. . . . In addition to being well researched and organized, the text uses an especially effective system for presenting each topic area. An overview introduces the reader to the relevant issues and highlights the types of questions and concerns to be kept in mind. A series of narrative analyses follows, raising the major problems to be discussed. It must be considered the most thought-provoking, comprehensive and contemporary of the teaching materials now available."—American Journal of International Law

"A broad and thoughtful introduction to the field of human rights. . . . The editors have forged a well-structured tool for enhancing human rights education."—Harvard Human Rights Journal

"Nicely supplements other available material without duplicating it, and the editors raise many of the most important questions that ought to be discussed in human rights courses."—Human Rights Quarterly

"A challenging and valuable contribution for all readers interested in expanding their knowledge of the current, and even future, issues in human rights."—International Law and Comparative Law Quarterly

"Claude and Weston have prepared the definitive textbook on human rights. The book's annotated filmography and thoughtful questions for discussion after each of the 33 readings make it a unique resource for educators. I highly recommend it."—Eric Stover, University of California, Berkeley

Specifically designed for educational use by international relations, law, and political and social science classes, Human Rights in the World Community treats the full range of human rights issues, including implementation problems and processes involving international, national, and nongovernmental action. This new edition reflects the global, large-scale change that has occurred in the field of human rights, and features an extensive bibliography and filmography.

Richard Pierre Claude is Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is founding editor of Human Rights Quarterly and author of many books, including Science in the Service of Human Rights, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Burns H. Weston is Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and Senior Scholar, Center for Human Rights, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, and Vermont Law School Visiting Distinguished Professor of International Law and Policy.

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