Human Rights in the World Community

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 implementation problems and processes involving international, national, and nongovernmental action. Now with online appendices.

Human Rights in the World Community
Issues and Action

Edited by Burns H. Weston and Anna Grear

2016 | Fourth Edition
496 pages | Paper $37.50
Law | Political Science
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Table of Contents

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