This long-awaited revision presents a refreshing new alternative for students and instructors. "International Human Rights: Problems of Law, Policy, and Practice, Fourth Edition", takes a problem-oriented approach to covering all global and regional human rights systems as they currently operate, along with a discussion of the theoretical foundations of human rights, US foreign policy and human rights, and key current issues. This student-friendly casebook: retains a problem-oriented focus designed to help students understand contemporary debates about human rights from a political as well as a legal perspective; addresses practical issues of implementation, as well as recent developments in substantive human rights jurisprudence in Europe, Latin America, and national courts; contrasts differing views on the theory and practice of humanitarian intervention in Kosovo, Rwanda, Darfur, and elsewhere; discusses the theoretical foundations of human rights and cultural relativism; and, examines historical developments in human rights as well as current problems.
This significant revision addresses the many changes in human rights over the last 10 years, with: the additional insight of two new authors: James Anaya has written several books and numerous articles about international human rights and the rights of Native Americans. Dinah Shelton is the author of two prize-winning books on human rights as well as many articles on international law, human rights law, and international environmental law; extensive new material alongside the best of the original Lillich and Hannum edition, carefully updated for today's classes; a thorough discussion of the impact on human rights of the war on terrorism, including analysis of command responsibility for the mistreatment of prisoners in Abu Ghraib and the legality of detention without trial at Guantanamo. It also includes new material on indigenous rights, the environment, and the responsibility of corporations and other non-state actors for human rights violations; and, added discussions of freedom of expression and religion and the International Criminal Court.