Table of contents for International human rights in context : law, politics, morals : text and materials / Henry J. Steiner and Philip Alston.

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A. Evolution of Contemporary Human Rights
1. Survey of Basic Concepts
a. Global Snapshots
b. Death Row and Death By Execution
2. International Law Concepts and Background to Human Rights
a. International law: Basic Concepts and Processes
b. Historical Antecedents to Contemporary Human Rights Movement
c. International Humanitarian Law: A Preliminary Look
3. Evolution of Universal Human Rights: Civil and Political Rights
a. The Two Basic Instruments: Universal Declaration and Civil-Political Covenant
b. Women's Convention: CEDAW
c. Soverign States and International Norms
4. Evolution of Universal Human Rights: Economic and Social Rights
B. What Are Rights, and Are They The Same Everywhere?
5. Notions of Rights, Universalism, and Cultural Relativism
a. Conceptions of Rights and Duties, of Individual Group Rights
b. Description of and Theory about Cultural Relativism
6. Conflicting Traditoins and Rights: Illustrations
a. African Charter: Rights and Duties
b. Gender Issues: Treaty Reservations and Female Genital Mutilation
c. Religion and the State: Establishment, Group Autonomy Regimes, and Freedom of Religion
d. Freedom of Speech
e. Children'w Convention
f. The East Asian Debate about Relativism
C. International Institutions of the Human Rights Movement
7. Introductory Notions
8. United Nations Institutions: Developing, Implementing, and Enforcing Human Rights
9. The Developing International Civil Society: Human Rights NGOs and Other Non-State Entities
10. The ICCPR Committee and the Role of Treaty Organs
11. Regional Organizations: The European, Inter-American, and African Human Rights Regimes
D. States as Protectors and Enforcers of Human Rights
12. Internal Protection of Human Rights by States
a. The Spread of State Constitutions in the Liberal Model
b. Human Rights Treaties within States' Legal Orders
c. Enforcement of Customary Norms: The Role of Courts
13. States as Enforcers of the Human Rights Movement Against States
E. Current Topics
14. War Crimes and Other Massive Violations of Human Rights: International Humanitarian Law, Prosecutions and Truth Commissions
15. Globalization: Implications for Human Rights Norms
16. Self-Determination
17. Democracy

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Human rights.
Human rights -- Moral and ethical aspects.