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International Human Rights examines the ways in which statesand other international actors have addressed human rights since the end ofWorld War II. This unique textbook features substantial attention to theory,history, international and regional institutions, and the role of transnationalactors in the protection and promotion of human rights. Its purpose is toexplore the difficult and contentious politics of human rights, and how thosepolitical dimensions have been addressed at the national, regional, andespecially international levels.The fifthedition is substantially updated, rewritten, and revised throughout, includingupdates on multilateral institutions (especially the UN's Universal PeriodicReview process and the Human Rights Council's Special Procedures mechanisms),regional systems, human rights in foreign policy (including a specific chapteron U.S. foreign policy), humanitarian intervention and the "responsibility toprotect," and (anti)terrorism and human rights. The book also includes a newchapter on the unity (indivisibility) of human rights. Chapters includediscussion questions, case studies for in-depth examination of topics(including new case studies on the U.N. Special Procedures, Myanmar, andIsraeli settlements in West-Bank Palestine), and ten "problems" (including newentries on the war in Syria and hierarchies between human rights) tailored topromote classroom discussion.