Human Rights: The Basics Thomas Cushman

ISBN: 9780415611329

Published: July 13th 2014

Hardcover

224 pages


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Human Rights: The Basics  by  Thomas Cushman

Human Rights: The Basics by Thomas Cushman
July 13th 2014 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 224 pages | ISBN: 9780415611329 | 4.51 Mb

Codified by the UN, protected by international courts and cited by people all over the world, the idea of a set of basic human rights is deeply ingrained in the popular imagination. But where do these rights come from and how do we decide exactlyMoreCodified by the UN, protected by international courts and cited by people all over the world, the idea of a set of basic human rights is deeply ingrained in the popular imagination.

But where do these rights come from and how do we decide exactly what should constitute the rights of humankind. Starting with these questions of definition, Human Rights: The Basics goes on to explore more detailed questions such as:are there any core human rights that cultures share across time and space? how effective have the UN and other organizations been in promoting human rights? should violent intervention ever be used to prevent the gross violations of human rights? what are the arguments against human rights?Drawing on insights from sociology, politics, philosophy and law, this concise, compelling and critical introduction is an ideal starting point for anyone interested in the ongoing discussion of human rights.



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