THE GLOBAL STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS combines uniquely strong coverage of human rights in relation to gender equity, feminist perspectives, and sexual orientation with the theme of a universal perspective on human rights that is sensitive to cultural differences and diversity among and within nations. The book is also comprehensive and accessible in its discussion of human rights law and the question of whether human rights are universal. DeLaet also addresses the tension between state sovereignty and human rights, genocide, economic rights, and various concepts of justice as they relate to the promotion of fundamental human rights.
Table of Contents
Part I: HUMAN RIGHTS IN THEORY AND LAW.
1. The Contested Meaning of Human Rights.
2. The Development of International Human Rights Law.
3. Are Human Rights Universal?
Part II: HUMAN RIGHTS IN PRACTICE.
4. Civil and Political Rights in a World of Sovereign States.
5. Collective Rights in a World of Sovereign States.
6. Economic and Social Rights in a World of Sovereign States.
7. Gender Equality and Human Rights.
Part III: HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE QUEST FOR JUSTICE.
8. Promoting Human Rights from the Top Down.
9. Punitive Justice and Human Rights.
10. Restorative Justice and Human Rights.
11. Promoting Human Rights from the Bottom Up.