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The Atlas of Human Rights
Mapping Violations of Freedom Worldwide

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ISBN 9781849711463
Published June 10, 2010 by Routledge
128 Pages

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Book Description

Human rights have become synonymous with legal, political, social and even economic justice - as a means of overcoming oppression and discrimination irrespective of nationality, class, creed, gender, ethnicity, or even ideological commitment. As global governments are increasingly using a threat of terrorism to tighten national security, this critical investigation reveals inequities within the various interpretations of human rights and their applications worldwide. It covers a wide range of topics - from unfair detention and torture to racism, rape and child soldiers - and is divided into seven key parts:

  • State, identity and citizenship 
  • Judicial violations and legal restrictions 
  • Freedom of expression and censorship
  • Conflict and migration 
  • Discrimination
  • Women's rights
  • Rights of the child.

Table of Contents

Introduction Major Human Rights Conventions  Part I: State, Identity & Citizenship  Part II: Judicial Violations & Legal Restrictions Torture  Part III: Freedom Of Expression & Censorship  Part IV: Conflict & Migration  Part V: Discrimination  Part VI: Women's Rights  Part VII: Children's Rights  Part VIII: Country Profiles & World Data  Sources  Index

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Dr Andrew Fagan is Deputy Director of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, UK. He is editor of the Essex Internet Encyclopaedia of Human Rights. His publications include Making Sense of Dying & Death (Rodopi, 2004); Human Rights and Capitalism: a Multidisciplinary Perspective on Globalisation (Edward Elgar, 2006); Human Rights: Confronting Myths & Misunderstandings (Edward Elgar, 2009) and Demoralising Liberalism: T.W. Adorno and Contemporary Liberal Political Morality (Palgrave, forthcoming). He is currently researching the moral basis and scope of ethical consumerism.