Even as human rights provide the most widely shared moral language of our time, they also spark highly contested debates among scholars and policymakers.
When should states protect human rights? Does the global war on terror necessitate the violation of some rights?
Are food, housing, and health care valid human rights?
Debating Human Rights introduces the theory and practice of international human rights by examining fourteen controversies in the field. Daniel Chong presents the major arguments on both sides of each debate, encouraging readers to think critically and form their own opinions.
Designed for classroom use, the structure of the book makes it easy for students to become familiar with the major political and legal actors in the global human rights system and to understand the practical challenges of protecting civil, political, social, and economic rights.