The Atlas of Human Rights
Mapping Violations of Freedom Worldwide
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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
- 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
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.