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Editors: Maria S. Becker and Julia N. Schneider
Book Description:
Human rights refers to "the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled, people sometimes take advantage of these, often held to include the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression, and equality before the law." The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."

The idea of human rights descended from the philosophical idea of natural rights that are provided by God; some recognize virtually no difference between the two and regard both as labels for the same thing while others choose to keep the terms separate to eliminate association with some features traditionally associated with natural rights. This book presents new ideas on human rights issues from an international standpoint.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Expert Commentary

Corporal Punishment in Schools: Current Issues and Challenges in Africa in the New Millennium; pp. 1-9
(Almon Shumba, School of Post Graduate Studies, University of Fort Hare, South Africa, Lily Cherian, University of Limpopo, South Africa, Douglas Mawere, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe)


Chapter 1 - Temporary Migrant Workers in the Gulf Co-operation Council States: Poor People Suffering so the Rich can have Greater Richer; pp. 11-18
(Wes Harry, Lancashire Business School University of Central Lancashire UK)

Chapter 2 - Human Rights in the 21st Century: Some Views in Asia; pp. 19-25
(Wes Harry, Chizu Nakajima, Lancashire Business School University of Central Lancashire, Cass Business School City University, London)

Chapter 3 - Restoring Justice to Islam: An Historical, Theological and Artistic Exploration; pp. 27-72
(Terence Lovat, Ibtihal Samarayi, The University of Newcastle, Australia)

Chapter 4 - A Human Rights Perspective on Detention for Re-education: Is Labour A Right or An Obligation to Perform?; pp. 73-101
(Na Jiang, University of Durham)

Chapter 5 - “Girl Soldiers” and Armed Conflict in Africa; pp. 103-132
(Noëlle Quénivet, Shilan Shah-Davis, University of the West of England, UK)

Chapter 6 - Realising Children's Rights - Progress, Problems and Prospects; pp. 133-150
(Emily R. Munro, Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University, UK)

Chapter 7 - Explaining opposition to rights for individuals with disabilities: The roles of cultural conservatism, religious openness (versus closed-ness), and dangerous world beliefs; pp. 151-166
(H. Michael Crowson, Joyce A. Brandes, The Univ. of Oklahoma)

Chapter 8 - Human Rights Dimension in the Global Counterterrorism Strategy; pp. 167-187
(Jean-Paul Laborde, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)

Chapter 9 - Human Rights and Psychology Ethics Codes in Argentina; pp. 189-195
(Andrea Ferrero, National University of San Luis, Argentina)

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-119-7
   Status: AV
  
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AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
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