Social Work and Human Rights: A Foundation for Policy and Practice

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Columbia University Press, Feb 22, 2011 - Social Science - 192 pages
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Social Work and Human Rights is a standard text underscoring the role of social work in protecting the rights of vulnerable populations, both within and outside of the United States. Through rigorous analysis, classroom exercises, and a frank discussion of the implications for practice, the volume effectively acquaints readers with the political, economic, and social dimensions of rights issues and the documents that guarantee them. New material covers international events, such as the United Nation's Millennium Project and its effort to reduce the poverty and suffering of billions worldwide. The volume now features an emphasis on cultural rights and a probing lesson in cultural relativism. It turns a critical eye toward the failure in the U.S. to address social welfare issues and to rectify policies that favor one group over another.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Development and History of Human Rights
18
2 Universal Declaration of Human Rights
45
3 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
80
4 International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights
103
5 Diversity Within a Human Rights Perspective
121
6 Human Rights and Children Persons with Disabilities Persons with HIVAIDS Gays and Lesbians Older Persons and Victims of Racism
144
7 International Aspects of Human Rights
169
Conclusion
215
Appendix A Universal Declaration of Human Rights
217
Appendix B International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
223
Appendix C Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
243
Appendix D Resolution Adopted by the General Assembly
247
Appendix E Suggested Internet Websites for Further Research
259
Index
261
Copyright

8 Applying Human Rights to the Social Work Profession
194

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About the author (2011)

Elisabeth Reichert is a professor at the Southern Illinois University of Carbondale School of Social Work and author of Challenges in Human Rights: A Social Work Perspective and Understanding Human Rights: An Exercise Book.

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