(800) 562-2139 www.greyhouse.com GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! 9 Human Rights and the United States “...unique because of its U.S. emphasis and its inclusion of extensive primary source material. It is nicely organized and written at a level that makes it useful for high school and college students, as well as the general reader, and is recommended for high school, public, and academic libraries...” –Booklist “...invaluable for anyone interested in human rights issues ... highly recommended for all reference collections.” –ARBA “...a conceptually thorough and well-organized reference. The definitions are relevant with valuable commentary and are linked to source documents and other related entries ... Both academic and public libraries should consider this important and timely reference for their collections.” –Against the Grain Third Edition | October 2017 | Two Volumes, 2,000 pages | Hardcover | ISBN 978-1-68217-346-6 | $250 Includes Free Online Access on the Salem Press Platform Written in clear, understandable language, this informative resource is designed to help readers, who may be unfamiliar with their human rights, understand and be able to use those rights. This new edition has been updated to reflect the most current cases and opinions surrounding human rights around the world, organized in a way that makes these concepts easy to understand. This two-volume set offers easy-to-grasp explanations of: • Basic concepts, laws and procedures in the field of human rights; • The historical, political and legal experience of the U.S.; • The place of critical international law in the U.S. legal system and International Humanitarian Law, part of the Law of Armed Conflict and International Criminal Law; • Reprints of actual documents that created human rights law, international law and humanitarian law designed to protect our human rights; and • Conventions, treaties and protocols, letters, mission statements, country reports, review process, and court cases. • New chapters explore the most up-to-date international action on ethnic cleansing, freedom of expression and religion, violence against women and children. All documents include individual introductions that provide important contextual information when reading and discussing the fully sourced primary documents. Ample cross references help the reader access all information on a particular topic. Additionally, a comprehensive Bibliography offers valuable guidance for further research from a variety of sources, a detailed Historical Timeline allows the reader to view important human rights events and legislation in chronological order, and a detailed Subject Index offers the reader a quick and easy way to navigate this material. As the world becomes more volatile, a basic understanding of human rights becomes crucial. To this end, the resources and arrangement of these volumes thoughtfully combine to give the reader an informative overview of human rights, specific examples, practical tools for understanding this complex field, and carefully chosen resources for further research. It is a must-have source for high schools, universities, public libraries, plus social science and legal collections. EDITION THIRD EDITION