Human Rights, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1438136137
  • ISBN-13: 9781438136134
  • DDC: 323
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 416 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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HUMAN RIGHTS enables readers to understand international standards for human rights, human rights abuses around the world, and the social, economic, and natural causes and effects of such abuses. The history of human rights concepts and declarations of human rights are examined, including the distinction that many historical theories and movements in human rights have made between social groups, namely free men versus women, children, slaves, and immigrants. This new resource goes on to explore human rights positions in the United States, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, China, Chechnya, and Iran. Each case study details the country's historical and cultural perspectives, unique circumstances, current debates and priorities, and efforts to reform and protect human rights.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Maps, Tables, and Charts.
1: At Issue.
2: Introduction.
3: Focus on the United States.
4: Global Perspectives.
5: Primary Sources.
6: United States Documents.
7: International Documents.
8: Research Tools.
9: How to Research Human Rights.
10: Facts and Figures.
11: Key Players A-Z.
12: Organizations and Agencies.
13: Annotated Bibliography.