Human Rights in a Changing World

Human Rights in a Changing World

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The aim of this book is to provide a global view of the field of human rights today. Cassese proceeds by a case-by-case approach, investigating certain key issues, such as crimes against humanity, genocide, torture, apartheid and mass hunger, using these issues as a means of shedding light on the broader theme of human rights. Drawing on these case studies, Cassese develops a general analysis of human rights in the modern world and formulates an agenda for action, indicating what the citizens of particular states can do to ensure the practical application of human rights internationally.show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 418g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • notes, bibliography, index
  • 0745614094
  • 9780745614090

Table of contents

Part I. A Decalogue for Five Billion Persons: 1. The Emergence of Human Rights onto the World Stage. 2. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 40 Years On. 3. Are Human Rights Truly Universal? Part II. The Great Outrages Againt Humanity: 4. How Does the International Community React to Genocide? 5. The Savage States - Torture in the 1980's. 6. Descent into Hell - Notes on Apartheid. 7. The "Forced Disappearance" in Argentina - Barbarism and After. 8. A "Contribution" by the West to the Struggle Against Hunger. Part III. Human Rights Today: 9. The Present Value of Human Rights. 10. The Impact of Human Rights on the International Community. 11. What Should We Do? Appendices: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). The Main International Organizations Active in the Field of Human Rights - A Practical Guide.show more

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