This casebook provides a comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date analysis of international human rights law. It emphasizes the relationship between the international, regional, and national legal systems (with a particular focus on the United States), features an intellectual and historical development of the idea of human rights, and analyzes recent developments in areas including corporate responsibility, terrorism and human rights, the rights of refugees, international criminal law, and the role of nongovernmental organizations. The first edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to address important and hot-button issues and topics in international human rights law.
Henkin, Louis et al. Human Rights. 2nd ed. NY: Foundation Press, 2009.