Challenging the traditional treatment of human rights cast in purely legal frameworks, the authors argue that, in order to promote the notion of human rights, its geographies and spatialities must be investigated and be made explicit. A wealth of case studies examine the significance of these components in various countries with multi-cultured societies, and identify ways to integrate human rights issues in planning, development and policy making. The book uses case studies from UK, Israel, Canada, Singapore, USA, Peru, European Union, Australia and the Czech Republic.
"this book is exceptionally innovative in the manner in which it introduces the issue of human rights from a geographical perspective…well-written and provides a stimulating read thanks to its clear contextualisations, its in-depth research into case-studies, and its extensive references and up-to-date bibliography" Regional Studies Vol 33. 8