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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 241 new and published books in the subject of Human Rights — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. A Magna Carta for all Humanity

    Homing in on Human Rights

    By Francesca Klug

    The Magna Carta, sealed in 1215, has come to stand for the rule of law, curbs on executive power and the freedom to enjoy basic liberties. When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations in 1948, it was heralded as 'a Magna Carta for all human kind'. Yet in the year...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Gender Equality, Citizenship and Human Rights

    Controversies and Challenges in China and the Nordic Countries

    Edited by Pauline Stoltz, Marina Svensson

    This comparative volume examines the ways in which current controversies and political, legal, and social struggles for gender equality raise conceptual questions and challenge our thinking on political theories of equality, citizenship and human rights. Bringing together scholars and activists...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Human Rights and Humanitarian Norms, Strategic Framing, and Intervention

    Lessons for the Responsibility to Protect

    By Melissa Labonte

    Series: Global Institutions

    The human rights and humanitarian landscape of the modern era has been littered with acts that have shocked the moral conscience of mankind, and there has been wide variation in whether, how, and to what degree states respond to mass atrocity crimes, even when they share similar characteristics. In...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Global Justice, Kant and the Responsibility to Protect

    A Provisional Duty

    By Heather M. Roff

    Series: Global Politics and the Responsibility to Protect

    This book provides an innovative contribution to the study of the Responsibility to Protect and Kantian political theory. The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine has been heralded as the new international security norm to ensure the protection of peoples against genocide, ethnic cleansing, war...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Children and International Human Rights Law

    The Right of the Child to be Heard

    By Aisling Parkes

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 is one of the most highly ratified human rights treaties in the world, with 192 states currently signed up to it. Article Twelve is fundamental to the Convention and states that all children capable of forming views have the right...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  6. International Organizations and the Implementation of the Responsibility to Protect

    The Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

    Edited by Daniel Silander, Don Wallace

    Series: Global Politics and the Responsibility to Protect

    This book seeks to understand the obligation of the international community to implement the principles of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). With a focus on the humanitarian crisis in Syria, the volume examines what formal responsibility and actual capability international institutions have to...

    Published April 24th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Sex Trafficking, Human Rights, and Social Justice

    Edited by Tiantian Zheng

    The recognition of women’s human rights to migrate and work as sex workers is disregarded and dismissed by anti-trafficking discourses of rescue in the latest United Nation’s definition of trafficking. This volume explores the life experiences, agency, and human rights of trafficked women in order...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Child Hunger and Human Rights

    International Governance

    By Clair Apodaca

    Child Hunger and Human Rights: International Governance applies the human rights theory of legal obligation to the problem of child malnutrition and investigates whether duty-bearers have fulfilled their obligations to protect, respect and provide. This book includes moral, economic, political and...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Democracy, Equality, and Justice

    Edited by Matt Matravers, Lukas Meyer

    In addressing democracy, equality, and justice together, the book stimulates discussions that go beyond the sometimes increasingly technical and increasingly discrete literatures that now dominate the study of each concept. The chapters fall into four categories: on justice and democracy;...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Routledge International Handbook of Children’s Rights Studies

    Edited by Wouter Vandenhole, Ellen Desmet, Didier Reynaert, Sara Lembrechts

    Since the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) children’s rights have assumed a central position in a wide variety of disciplines and policies. This handbook offers an engaging overview of the contemporary research landscape for those people in the theory and practice of...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge