Congratulations to Mark Janis, who is one of seven editors of the just issued, five-volume Encyclopedia of Human Rights from Oxford University Press. The others, in addition to Editor-in-Chief David Forsythe (see below), are Peter R. Baehr, Utrecht University, The Netherlands; Michael Freeman, University of Essex at Colchester, United Kingdom; Rhoda E. Howard-Hassman, Wilfrid Laurier University; Barbara Stark, Hoftsra Law School; and David Weissbrodt, University of Minnesota.
I have provided all the information I have below, since the cost of the set makes it impractical for me to display a copy. But I'm sure it's clear that Mark brings credit to us all for having collaborated on such an impressive and timeless undertaking. This contnues his longstanding track record of productive international cooperation. Congratulations Mark. Jeremy
Encyclopedia of Human Rights
Editor in Chief: David P Forsythe
This major five-volume encyclopedia offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history. The set will provide situation profiles and full coverage of the development of the movement, historical cases of abuse, the key figures, major organizations, and a range of other issues in economics, government, religion, and journalism that touch on human rights theory and practice.
In addition to providing original analytical articles covering standard subjects such as the right to health and health care, Amnesty International, the Balkan wars, and former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, it offers innovative coverage of such subjects as the Internet, intellectual property rights, the American civil rights movement, globalization, and Brazil in historical context. Focusing primarily on developments since 1945, it offers an unrivaled reference source for students and researchers; even human rights experts are likely to find much original
material and keen insights in many of the entries.
KEY SUBJECT AREAS INCLUDE:
ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS:
American Civil Liberties Union, World Health Organization, UNICEF, Carter Center
Adolf Hitler, Steve Biko, Elie Wiesel, Simone de Beauvoir, Joseph Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Pol Pot, Shirin Ebadi, Kim Jong Il
HUMAN RIGHTS EVENTS AND CRISES: Darfur, Irish Famine, Soviet Gulag, Central America in the 1980s, Colonialism, Belgian Congo, AIDS
HUMAN RIGHTS NORMS:
Ethnic Cleansing, Women's Rights, Religious Freedom, Torture: International Law, Disability Rights
More than 300 AnullZ entries signed by leading scholars and human rights experts ensure this will become the go-to resource on the subject of Human Rights
Each article is fully cross-referenced and accompanied by an up-to-date bibliography, aiding further research at all levels
Innovative coverage: the Internet, intellectual property rights, globalization, and more make this up-to-date
Covers a topic of global importance comprehensively and accessiblynull including organizations, institutions, leading figures, crises, and events
Includes a Foreword from Louise Arbour, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
"This encyclopedia comes at a momentous time in the world movement to protect human rights because it is now maturing into a force to be reckoned with. Only history will tell us whether the movement's full promise is realized."--From the Preface by Andrew Natsios, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; former Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development; and former U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan
"I am confident that this five-volume set will provide useful assistance to those who stand up for rights, their own and those of others."--From the Foreword by Louise Arbour, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights