Human Rights: Current Issues and Controversies

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Gordon DiGiacomo
University of Toronto Press, Feb 10, 2016 - Human rights - 522 pages

Written largely by Canadian scholars for Canadian readers, this overview of contemporary human rights concerns introduces the human rights instruments--provincial, national, and international--which protect Canadians. The volume begins with an outline of the history of human rights before moving on to discuss such important topics as the relationship between political institutions and rights protection, rights issues pertaining to specific communities, and cross-cutting rights issues that affect most or all citizens. Contemporary and comprehensive, Human Rights: Current Issues and Controversies is a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about human rights.

 

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Contents

the Evolution of Human Rights Protection in Canada
3
the Genesis and Evolution of the Postwar Human
30
Political institutions and the Protection of Human Rights
57
the Case of the United States
83
Human Rights NGOs
114
Protecting
145
their Role Significance and Potential
168
Age Age discrimination and Ageism
198
discarding
309
A Change in Perspective?
333
Whither Economic and Social Rights? Assessing
359
Challenges in Accessing
381
Human Rights and Climate Change
411
Reflections on
436
Privacy technology and Autonomy
461
the Effectiveness of Rights
483

versus the Right to Selfdetermination
218
disAbling Human Rights? Moving from Rights
240
the Politics of Womens Rights
262
Reconciling Queer
281
international Human Rights treaties
497
index
515
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Gordon DiGiacomo teaches political science at the University of Ottawa.

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