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International Human Rights: Problems of Law, Policy, and Practice


Hurst Hannum


Tufts University - Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

S. James Anaya


University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law

Dinah L. Shelton


George Washington University - Law School

2011

Hurst Hannum, S. James Anaya & Dinah L. Shelton, INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS: PROBLEMS OF LAW, POLICY, AND PRACTICE (5th ed. 2011)
GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-35
GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-35

Abstract:     
The introductory chapter of this book discusses how a unifying concern for human dignity led to the establishment of human rights as part of the body of international law. Next, the chapter includes excerpts from multiple writers’ works to employ slavery as a case study to demonstrate how the international community has used the notion of human rights to create binding law. Third, this chapter discusses the philosophical drivers of human rights by including writings from other scholars and the history of the presence of human rights in international law. The chapter concludes that increasing concern for human rights may indicate that protection of human rights is presently in danger rather than improving.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 57

Keywords: human rights, slavery, international law, United Nations

JEL Classification: F00, K33


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Date posted: March 1, 2013  

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Hannum, Hurst and Anaya, S. James and Shelton, Dinah L., International Human Rights: Problems of Law, Policy, and Practice (2011). Hurst Hannum, S. James Anaya & Dinah L. Shelton, INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS: PROBLEMS OF LAW, POLICY, AND PRACTICE (5th ed. 2011); GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-35; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-35. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2226065

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Hurst Hannum
Tufts University - Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy ( email )
Medford, MA 02155
United States
+16176272244 (Phone)
S. James Anaya
University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law ( email )
P.O. Box 210176
Tucson, AZ 85721-0176
United States
520-626-6341 (Phone)
Dinah L. Shelton (Contact Author)
George Washington University - Law School ( email )
2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States
(202) 994-9413 (Phone)
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