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ERIC Number: ED438214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 125
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-9675334-0-6
Economic and Social Justice: A Human Rights Perspective. Human Rights Education Series, Topic Book 1.
Shiman, David A.
On December 10, 1998, the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The U.S. Constitution possesses many of the political and civil rights articulated in the UDHR. The UDHR, however, goes further than the U.S. Constitution, including many social and economic rights as well. This book addresses the social and economic rights found in Articles 16 and 22 through 27 of the UDHR that are generally not recognized as human rights in the United States. The book begins with a brief history of economic, social, and cultural rights, as well as an essay, in question and answer format, that introduces these rights. Although cultural rights are interrelated and of equal importance as economic and social rights, the book primarily addresses justice regarding economic and social problems. After an introduction, the book is divided into the following parts: (1) "Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights Fundamentals"; (2) "Activities"; and (3) "Appendices." The nine activities in part 2 aim to help students further explore and learn about social and economic rights. The appendix contains human rights documents, a glossary of terms, a directory of resource organizations, and a bibliography of 80 web sites, publications and referrals to assist those eager to increase their understanding of, and/or move into action to address economic and social rights. (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Human Rights Resource Center.; Amnesty International USA, New York, NY.; Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution; Universal Declaration of Human Rights