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The Atlas of Human Rights: Mapping Violations of Freedom Worldwide

By: Andrew Fagan

Earthscan

Paperback | Jun 2010 | #186734 | ISBN-13: 9781849711463
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About this book

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.


Contents

Introduction

Major Human Rights Conventions

Part I: State, Identity & Citizenship
Political Rights
Citizenship
Wealth & Inequality
Quality of Life
Health

Part II: Judicial Violations & Legal Restrictions
Torture
Arbitrary Detention
Capital Punishment
Policing

Part III: Freedom Of Expression & Censorship
Freedom of Speech
Communications Censorship
Assembly & Association

Part IV: Conflict & Migration
Genocide
War & Armed Conflict
Arms Trade
Terrorism
UN Peacekeeping
Refugees, IDPs & Stateless

Part V: Discrimination
Religious Freedom
Minorities
Racism
Disabilities & Mental Health
Sexual Freedom

Part VI: Women's Rights
Women's Civil Rights
Domestic Violence
Rape
Right to Choose
Female Genital Mutilation
Sex Slavery

Part VII: Children's Rights
Child Labour
Child Soldiers
Education
Child Mortality & Health

Part VIII: Country Profiles & World Data
Country Profiles
World Data
Sources

Index

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