International Human Rights: A Comprehensive Introduction

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to international human rights -- international human rights law, why international human rights have increasingly risen to world prominence, what is being done about violations of human rights, and what might be done to further promote the cause of international human rights so that everyone may one day have their rights respected regardless of who they are or where they live.

It explains:

  • how the concept of international human rights has developed over time
  • the variety of types of human rights (civil-political rights, economic-social rights, as well as a delineation of war crimes)
  • empirical findings from statistical research on human rights
  • institutional efforts to promote human rights
  • an extensive listing of international human rights agreements
  • identification of recent prosecutions of war criminals in domestic and international tribunals
  • ongoing efforts to promote human rights through international aid programs
  • the newest dimensions in the field of human rights (gay rights, animal rights, environmental rights).

Richly illustrated throughout with case studies, controversies, court cases, think points, historical examples, biographical statements, and suggestions for further reading, International Human Rights is the ideal introduction for all students of human rights. The book will also be useful for human rights activists to learn how and where to file human rights complaints in order to bring violators to justice.

The new edition is fully updated and includes new material on:

  • the Obama presidency
  • the Arab Spring and its aftermath
  • the workings of the International Criminal Court
  • quantitative analyses of human rights
  • war crimes.

 

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About the Author:

Michael Haas is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and the author of more than 40 books on government and politics, primarily focused on human rights. He has recently analyzed the  situations in Cambodia, Korea, and Singapore as well as the major war crimes of the twenty-first century.

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Haas has written the most comprehensive and detailed text on human rights to date. It provides an indispensable resource for seasoned scholars as well as students who seek an accessible entry into this complex field.

David B. Ingram, Loyola University Chicago, USA.

A refreshing take on human rights, balancing depth and clarity with the richness of examples. Ideal for teaching because it both informs and encourages critical thinking and action.

Christien Van Den Anker, University of the West of England, UK.

Michael Haas’ International Human Rights 2nd Edit. is truly a ‘comprehensive’ introduction. It covers all the major bases in this ever expanding field. As someone who has used the first edition as a textbook in introductory courses on human rights, I am delighted to find that this second edition provides even more analytical depth as it describes the various norms, treaties, histories, institutions and debates the fall within the modern international human rights regime. I look forward to using it in the future

J. Paul Martin is professor and director of human rights studies at Barnard College, Columbia University, USA.

This is an outstanding contribution to the study of human rights. It provides far-reaching analysis that effectively deals with the complexities of human rights, exploring essential areas other texts too often marginalise.

Richard Burchill, Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull, UK.

"This text is remarkable – thoughtful, critical, and well-researched. It offers a truly comprehensive approach that engages the student in the challenge of human rights in the modern era."

Michael F. Cairo, Transylvania University, USA.

"A rare tour-de-force, this book deserves wide reading by students, scholars and policy-makers...Through lucid writing, meticulous research and a comprehensive scope, Haas balances basic concepts with advanced analysis....A masterful contribution."

Jacqueline C. Reich, Associate Professor of Political Science, Chestnut Hill College, USA.

International Human Rights is not only a comprehensive introduction to the subject of human rights and related topics, it is also a detailed, clear, thoughtful, provocative volume that will prove valuable to government policy makers, NGOs, jurists, lawyers, researchers, teachers and students now and into the future. I highly recommend it.

Dr. Carol Rittner, RSM, Distinguished Professor of Holocaust & Genocide Studies and Dr. Marsha Raticoff Grossman Professor of Holocaust Studies, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA.

A comprehensive and thorough text, likely to be of relevance to the practitioner as well as the student. It is well contextualised and of relevance across jurisdictions. Prof Chris Gale, Director of Bradford University Law School, UK

 A thorough and comprehensive survey of major theories, issues, and debates in international human rights. Written in an approachable style, will be of use to many students and practitioners of human rights.

Jelena Subotic, Associate Professor, Political Science, Georgia State University, USA.

"An outstanding book providing accurate political and historical insights throughout the interdisciplinary subject of human rights. Highly recommended for students wishing to develop a broad understanding of international human rights".

Dr Ana Beduschi, Lecturer in Law, University of Exeter, UK.

Panoramic coverage of the current debates and multiple perspectives coupled with historical, religious and philosophical underpinnings. It is scholarly yet balanced with design features today’s students are seeking.

Tass Hussain, Law Lecturer, University Centre at Blackburn College, UK.

'An authorative, thoughtful and thought-provoking contribution to the interdisciplinary field of international human rights. An outstanding teaching tool surveying a wide range of theories, issues and debates. Highly recommended'. Dr Ekaterina Balabanova, Univeristy of Liverpool, UK.

International human rights are like a friendly octopus whose many limbs reach deeply into every dimension of human life. For this we should be thankful. But this makes writing a comprehensive yet accessible text challenging, apparently except for Michael Haas, who succeeds marvelously where many others have failed.

Patrick G. Coy, Professor and Director, Center for Applied Conflict Management, Kent State University, USA.

"Readers interested in the intellectual basis and history of international human rights will find this book a very valuable, accessible and engaging resource."

Donn Short, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba; Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Human Rights.

" A unique, well-written and multi-faceted textbook on human rights in its inclusion of important issues often not found in similar human rights texts. The book is of particular value in providing numerous contrasting perspectives on contemporary human rights issues as well as developing nations’ approaches to human rights. "

Dr. Tamara Relis, Asst. Professor Touro Law Center, New York, Research Fellow, London School of Economics, UK.

‘Written in an engaging and thought provoking manner, this book provides invaluable insight into various aspects of international human rights law. It is an excellent resource for anyone studying this subject for the first time.’

Shilan Shah-Davis, Senior Lecturer, University of the West of England

"An outstanding book providing accurate political and historical insights throughout the interdisciplinary subject of human rights. Highly recommended for students wishing to develop a broad understanding of international human rights".

Dr Ana Beduschi, Lecturer in Law, University of Exeter, UK.

Panoramic coverage of the current debates and multiple perspectives coupled with historical, religious and philosophical underpinnings. It is scholarly yet balanced with design features today’s students are seeking.

Tass Hussain, Law Lecturer, University Centre at Blackburn College, UK.

 Haas’s International Human Rights is the essential read for introductory courses on human rights. Important second edition updates make this an unrivaled text for students and activists interested in advancing human rights around the world.

Katy Crossley-Frolick, Denison University, USA.

'This is an excellent resource for students and practitioners of international human rights law. It is user-friendly, well-written and provides a first class over view of all the important topics in this field.'

Dr. Mohamed Elewa Badar, Reader in International and Comparative Law, Northumbria School of Law, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

 

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