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International Human Rights

International Human Rights

By Jack Donnelly

Westview Press, 1993, 206 pp.

A useful primer on human rights for college courses, this book covers the history of human rights as a foreign policy issue, the philosophical underpinnings of rights, the question of universalism vs. relativism, etc. It is somewhat marred by a tendency to focus its case studies on human rights abuses by right-wing regimes.