This fully revised and extended edition of James Nickel s classic study explains and defends the contemporary conception of human rights. Combining philosophical, legal and political approaches, Nickel explains international human rights law and addresses questions of justification and feasibility.
New, revised edition of James Nickel's classic study.
Explains and defends the conception of human rights found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and subsequent treaties in a clear and lively style.
Covers fundamental freedoms, due process rights, social rights, and minority rights.
Updated throughout to include developments in law, politics, and theory since the publication of the first edition.
New features for this edition include an extensive bibliography and a chapter on human rights and terrorism.
James W. Nickel is Professor of Law and Affiliate Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University. From 1982 to 2002 he was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Nickel publishes in political philosophy, human rights theory, and the philosophy of law. In 2004 he was a Visiting Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University.