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.

Mainstreaming Human Rights: Assessing the Impact of 60 Years of International Human Rights Law

Mainstreaming Human Rights: Assessing the Impact of 60 Years of International Human Rights Law

Mainstreaming human rights: Assessing the impact of 60 years of international human rights law


Since the end of World War II the international community has experienced a dramatic expansion in the number of international human rights treaties, conventions and declarations. Mainstreaming human rights refers to the efforts undertaken by state representatives, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to both prioritize and streamline the international approach to human rights through international law. From a broad historical perspective little time has passed since the birth of the modern human rights movement in the wake of World War II, yet the international rules of the game relating to mass violations of human rights have ...

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