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"Climate change and other environmental problems are increasingly leading to the displacement of populations from their homelands... there is currently no protection in international law for people made refugees by such means." [Amazon.com]
"... an ambitious effort to bridge longstanding differences between the business and human rights communities by incorporating human rights and environmental obligations in trade agreements..." [Warren H. Maruyama]
Secretary of State Clinton on Human Rights
"In democracies, respecting rights isn’t a choice leaders make day-by-day, it is the reason they govern." — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Books about Human Rights
The last Utopia: human rights in history by Samuel Moyn
Human rights and social movements by Neil Stammers
Call Number: JC571 .S777 2009
"...much of the literature on human rights[distorted] our understanding." [Syndetics]
Human rights along the U.S.-Mexico border: gendered violence and insecurity by Kathleen Staudt, et el., eds.
Call Number: HV6250.4.W65 H85 2009
"This book [focuses] on gender-based violence, security, and human rights from the perspective of women who live with both violence and poverty." [Amazon.com]
Human rights and social justice: social action and service for the helping and health professions by Joseph Wronka
Call Number: HV41 .W76 2008
"...a unique perspective that views human rights as the bedrock of social justice. It provides a clear blueprint for how human rights and social justice concerns can serve as a conceptual framework for policy and practice interventions among the helping and health professions." [book jacket]
Human rights and social work: towards rights-based practice by Jim Ife
Call Number: HV10.5 .I34 2008
"...shows how an implicit understanding of human rights principles can provide a foundation for practice that is central to social work, community development and the broader human services."
Health and human rights: basic international documents by Stephen P. Marks, ed.
Call Number: RA418 .H3872 2004
This collection of basic texts on health and human rights is designed to provide the practitioner, scholar, and advocate with easy access to key instruments of international law and policy that express the values of human rights for advancing health. [book jacket]
Saving strangers: humanitarian intervention in international society by Nicholas J. Wheeler
Call Number: JZ6369 .W49 2000
Publication Date: Oxford U. Press, 2000
"...maps the changing legitimacy of humanitarian intervention by comparing the international response to cases of humanitarian intervention in the cold war and post-cold war periods."
Print Books in the Library
Are worker rights human rights? by Richard P. McIntyre
Call Number: HD6971.8 .M38 2008
"...an insightful, powerful corrective to the contemporary debate over worker rights." [George DeMartino, Univ of Denver]
A map of hope: women's writings on human rights: an international literary anthology by Marjorie Agosín, ed.
Call Number: PN6071.H784 M37 1998
"A collection of 77 extraordinary literary works documenting the ways women writers have spoken out about human rights." [Book cover] Rutgers U Press, 1998.
The right to childhoods: critical perspectives on rights, difference and knowledge in a transient world by Dimitra Hartas
Call Number: HQ767.9 .H39 2008
"In this study, Hartas ... critiques the issues that affect children's quality of life such as market-driven values, poverty and civic disengagement." [book cover]