Encyclopedia of Human Rights by David P Forsythe

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Winner of the 2010 Dartmouth Medal, this major five-volume encyclopedia offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history. The set will provide situation profiles and full coverage of the development of the movement, historical cases of abuse, the key figures, major organizations, and a range of other issues in economics, government, religion, and journalism that touch on human rights theory and practice.

In addition to providing original analytical articles covering standard subjects such as the right to health and health care, Amnesty International, the Balkan wars, and former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, it offers innovative coverage of such subjects as the Internet, intellectual property rights, the American civil rights movement, globalization, and Brazil in historical context. Focusing primarily on developments since 1945, it offers an unrivaled reference source for students and researchers; even human rights experts are likely to find much original
material and keen insights in many of the entries.

KEY SUBJECT AREAS INCLUDE:

ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS:
American Civil Liberties Union, World Health Organization, UNICEF, Carter Center

LEADING FIGURES:
Adolf Hitler, Steve Biko, Elie Wiesel, Simone de Beauvoir, Joseph Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Pol Pot, Shirin Ebadi, Kim Jong Il


HUMAN RIGHTS EVENTS AND CRISES: Darfur, Irish Famine, Soviet Gulag, Central America in the 1980s, Colonialism, Belgian Congo, AIDS

HUMAN RIGHTS NORMS:
Ethnic Cleansing, Women's Rights, Religious Freedom, Torture: International Law, Disability Rights
 

About David P Forsythe

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Published August 11, 2009 by Oxford University Press. 2672 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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In this respect, for example, the Human Rights Committee has affirmed that, although the rights of the members of ethnic, religious, or linguistic minorities to enjoy their own culture, to profess and practice their own religion, or to use their own language, contemplated by Article 27 of the Int...

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