The Testaments out now
Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)
  • Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)
zoom

Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)

(author)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£8.99
Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 26/11/2015
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Today it is usually not long before a problem gets expressed as a human rights issue. Indeed, human rights law continues to gain increasing attention internationally, and must move quickly in order to keep up with a social world that changes so rapidly. This Very Short Introduction, in its second edition, brings the issue of human rights up to date, considering the current controversies surrounding the movement. Discussing torture and arbitrary detention in the context of counter terrorism, Andrew Clapham also considers new challenges to human rights in the context of privacy, equality and the right to health. Looking at the philosophical justification for rights, the historical origins of human rights and how they are formed in law, Clapham explains what our human rights actually are, what they might be, and where the human rights movement is heading. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198706168
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 161 g
Dimensions: 174 x 115 x 12 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
A highly suitable starting point for students of law, moral and ethical philosophy, history and politics. And, of course, activists in civil society movements or those who seek an accessible introduction to human rights and their relevance to current events. * Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers *
This short book covers one main area of current interest very well: how the human rights movement has gained increasing attention internationally... "Clapham on Human Rights" can be summed up as one of the best titles we have read yet from OUP. * Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers *

You may also be interested in...

OCR AS/A Level Law Book 1
Added to basket
Law: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
Trials of the State
Added to basket
Court Number One
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
A Dictionary of Law
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Work Like a Woman
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Life in the UK Test: Handbook 2019
Added to basket
Under the Wig
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Ten Types of Human
Added to basket
East West Street
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Greatest
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Rule of Law
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
In Your Defence
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Phillip Taylor MBE

“HUMAN RIGHTS: AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE:”

HUMAN RIGHTS: AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE:
AN EXCELLENT PUBLIC LEGAL EDUCATION (PLE) TOOL - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW IN LESS THAN 200 PAGES

An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 48

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.