Human Rights Advocacy Stories

Authors: Hurwitz, Deena R. / Ford, Douglas B.
Edition: 1st
Copyright Date: 2009
  • Publication Date: December 11th, 2008
  • ISBN: 9781599411996
  • Subject: International Human Rights
  • Series: Law Stories
  • Type: Overviews
  • Description: This book tells the story of 15 human rights cases from around the world, including cases adjudicated by a court or commission as well as controversies decided outside the courthouse. The cases illustrate key themes, including the development of human rights norms and the work of human rights organizations; the function of individual and collective identities in human rights struggles; the role of international criminal norms in protecting human rights; globalization, foreign policy, and the economy; and human rights in a world at war. The text illustrates the dynamic interaction between advocacy and legal doctrine.