Thursday, May 3, 2018

Human Rights Advocacy in the United States

Human Rights Advocacy in the United States, by Martha Davis, Johanna Kalb and Risa Kaufman is entering its second edition.

This text is an essential tool for introducing students to human rights concepts and their application within the US.  In focusing on advocacy in the US, the authors provide a unique perspective along with assessments of successful human rights advocacy and those strategies less successful within our borders.  The publisher's description reads:

This pedagogically innovative book is the only law school casebook focused on human rights advocacy in the United States. It illuminates a range of both hot topics and persistent theoretical and doctrinal issues while equipping students to thoughtfully engage these tools in their own practice of law. Readings and case studies expose students to the history, tools, and critiques of the U.S. human rights movement and the legal and practical challenges of human rights implementation in the United States. Skills exercises introduce practice-oriented approaches to engaging human rights-based strategies, including practice before international treaty bodies as well as domestic policymakers. Additionally, the appendices offer the text of relevant human rights treaties.

Law professors may obtain a copy here.

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