The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights will comprise a two volume set consisting of more than 50 original chapters that clarify and analyze human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance. The Handbook will take an inter-disciplinary approach, combining work in such traditional fields as law, political science and philosophy with such non-traditional subjects as climate change, demography, economics, geography, urban studies, mass communication, and business and marketing. In addition, one of the aspects of mainstreaming is the manner in which human rights has come to play a prominent role in popular culture, and there will be a section on human rights in art, film, music and literature.

Not only will the Handbook provide a state of the art analysis of the discipline that addresses the history and development of human rights standards and its movements, mechanisms and institutions, but it will seek to go beyond this and produce a book that will help lead to prospective thinking.

The League of Arab States and Human Rights

The League of Arab States and Human Rights

The league of Arab States and human rights


The League of Arab States (LAS) was established in 1945 following a meeting in 1944 between seven founding members.1 Two main factors that have shaped the organization for a long time must be kept in mind: first, LAS was the first regional intergovernmental organization; therefore, there was no comparable example to inspire it. Second, the organization was created by recently independent Arab states. These were subsequently joined by 15 others, bringing the current members of LAS to 22.2 Therefore, as will be discussed next, the main aim of the organization at that time was to help newly established independent Arab states.3 The organization was initially created on the theoretical basis ...

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