Human Rights and the United States, Third Edition
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"... unique because of its U.S. emphasis and its inclusion of extensive primary source material. It is nicely organized and written at a level that makes it useful for high school and college students, as well as the general reader, and is recommended for high school, public, and academic libraries..." -Booklist
Human Rights and the United States, 3rd Edition
Written in clear, understandable language, this informative resource is designed to help readers, who may be unfamiliar with their human rights, understand and be able to use those rights.

This edition reflects recent cases and opinions surrounding human rights around the world, organized in a way that makes these concepts easy to understand.

This two-volume set offers easy-to-grasp information including:
  • Basic concepts, laws and procedures in the field of human rights;
  • The historical, political and legal experience of the U.S.;
  • The place of critical international law in the U.S. legal system and International Humanitarian Law, part of the Law of Armed Conflict and International Criminal Law;
  • Reprints of actual documents that created human rights law, international law and humanitarian law designed to protect our human rights; and
Pub. Date: October 2017
ISBN: 978-1-68217-346-6
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  • Conventions, treaties and protocols, letters, mission statements, country reports, review process, and court cases.
  • New chapters that explore the most up-to-date international action on ethnic cleansing, freedom of expression and religion, violence against women and children.

All documents include individual introductions that provide important contextual information when reading and discussing the fully sourced primary documents. Ample cross references help the reader access all information on a particular topic.

As the world becomes more volatile, a basic understanding of human rights becomes crucial. To this end, the resources and arrangement of these volumes thoughtfully combine to give the reader an informative overview of human rights, specific examples, practical tools for understanding this complex field, and carefully chosen resources for further research. It is a must-have source for high schools, universities, public libraries, plus social science and legal collections.
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