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International Human Rights: Problems of Law

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Edition: 5th ed., 2011
Author(s): Hannum, Anaya, Shelton
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International Human Rights: Problems of Law, Policy, and Practice takes a problem-oriented approach to covering all global and regional human rights systems as they currently operate, along with a discussion of the theoretical foundations of human rights, US foreign policy and human rights, and key current issues.

This student-friendly casebook:

Retains a problem-oriented focus designed to help students understand contemporary debates about human rights from a political as well as a legal perspective;
Addresses practical issues of implementation, as well as recent developments in substantive human rights jurisprudence in Europe, Latin America, and national courts;
Contrasts differing views on the theory and practice of humanitarian intervention in Kosovo, Rwanda, Darfur, and elsewhere;
Discusses the theoretical foundations of human rights and cultural relativism;
Examines historical developments in human rights as well as current problems.

Table of Contents includes:
From Morality To Law: The Abolition of Slavery;
Guaranteeing Human Rights by Treat: Is there a right to a safe and healthy environment?;
The Development of Human Rights Norms Through Non-binding Instruments;
Human Rights in Extremis: How Can Human Rights Be Protected in Civil Strife and Armed Conflict?;
Who is Obligated to Promote and Protect Human Rights?;
Oil Exploration and Exploitation in the Niger River Delta;
Domestic Enforcement Mechanisms: Are States Courts Bound to Apply International Human Rights Norms?;
UN Mechanisms for Addressing Violations of Human Right:What Petition and Other Procedures are Available for Implementing Human Rights Standards?;
The European System for the Protection of Human Rights: Can Regional Systems to Protect Human Rights Be More Effective than UN Mechanisms?
Human Rights in the Americas Responding to Disappearances in Argentina;
Coercing Compliance with Human Rights Norms: Sanctions and Armed Intervention;
International Criminal Law;
The Problem of Fact-Finding and Evidence;
Human Rights and Foreign Policy The United States-China Relationship.

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Author Hannum, Anaya, Shelton
ISBN 9780735598140
Edition 5th ed., 2011
Publisher Aspen Publishing