Since the Declaration of Human Rights over fifty years ago, we acknowledge that universal rights exist, but what does this mean to someone who is tortured or denied education, work, or asylum?
This No-Nonsense Guide to Human Rights looks at the theories of rights and universalism. It explores the difficult task of trying to protect human rights in war, the legal advances that have led to some rights abusers facing justice, and the conflicts that can occur when rights collide with culture.
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Originally a psychologist working with refugees, Olivia holds qualifications in community development and development studies and an MA in Human Rights from the University of London. She has undertaken human rights research, education and campaign work in academia and for NGOs in Britain and Australia and is now an Adjunct Lecturer at Curtin University's Centre for Human Rights Education. Paul is a Senior Lecturer in Human Rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. He has worked for and undertaken consultancies for a number of human rights organizations, mostly in the UK and South Africa, including Amnesty International and the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, Johannesburg.Review:
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Descripción New Internationalist, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111904456456