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 propertyrights, 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 originalmaterial and keen insights in many of the entries.Key Subject Areas Include:Organizations and Institutions:American Civil Liberties Union, World Health Organization, UNICEF, Carter CenterLeading Figures:Adolf Hitler, Steve Biko, Elie Wiesel, Simone de Beauvoir, Joseph Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Pol Pot, Shirin Ebadi, Kim Jong IlHuman Rights Events and Crises:Darfur, Irish Famine, Soviet Gulag, Central America in the 1980s, Colonialism, Belgian Congo, AIDSHuman Rights Norms:Ethnic Cleansing, Women's Rights, Religious Freedom, Torture: International Law, Disability Rights
This comprehensive resource provides up-to-date political coverage of every country and political entity in the world today. It incorporates all the major global and regional changes following the decolonization of Hong Kong in 1997, recent leadership changes in China and Russia, the results of the Dayton Peace Accord, the rise of the New Labor Party in the UK, the 1999 elections in Israel and South Africa, and the continued search for peace in the Middle East and Northern Ireland. The economic crisis in Asia and the widespread growth of world nuclear powers are also covered.
Presents easy-to-understand information on 200 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries range from four to 30 pages in length and discuss in detail a variety of topics--from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. A new 6th volume provides biographical essays on national leaders.