Human Rights in Iran

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Juli 2001



Reza Afshari reveals Iran's attempt to hide human rights abuses by labeling oppression as an authentic cultural practice.


A Note on Transliteration Preface Human Rights Discourse Main Sources Used in This Book UN Reports Prison Memoirs and Their Significance The Structure of the Book Ch. 1. Islamic Cultural Relativism in Human Rights Discourse Ch. 2. The Shiite Theocracy Ch. 3. The Right to Life Ch. 4. The Right to Freedom from Torture Ch. 5. The Right to Liberty and Security of Person and to Freedom from Arbitrary Arrest Ch. 6. The Right to a Fair Trial Ch. 7. The Right to Freedom of Conscience, Thought, and Religion Ch. 8. Renounce Your Conscience or Face Death: The Prison Massacre of 1988 Ch. 9. The Right to Freedom of Thought, Conscience, and Religion: Iranian Religious Minorities Ch. 10. Official Responses to the United Nations: Countering the Charges of Violations in the 1980s Ch. 11. Change of Tactics After Ayatollah Khomeini's Death Ch. 12. The Special Representative's Meetings with the Judiciary and Security Officials Ch. 13. The Right to Freedom of Opinion, Expression, and the Press Ch. 14. The Most Revealing Cases of Violations of the Right to Freedom of Expression and the Press Ch. 15. The Rights to Participate in the Political Life of the Country and to Peaceful Assembly and Association Ch. 16. The Rights of Women Ch. 17. UN Monitoring, 1984-2000: Mixed Results Conclusion Afterword Notes Selected Bibliography Index Acknowledgments


Reza Afshari is Professor of History and Human Rights at Pace University.


"The most exhaustive treatment of the record of human rights in postrevolutionary Iran... This well-written and copiously researched volume will remain the standard work for years to come."-Choice "Using a vast array of government documents, newspapers, journals, memoirs of political prisoners, and reports issued by the Special Representative appointed by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR), Reza Afshari provides a rich, sensitive, and very sympathetic presentation of the experiences and voices of victims of human-rights violations in Iran."-International Journal of Middle East Studies "This book's powerful synthesis of data, narrative, and theory provides an important resource for those engaged in the study and furtherance of human rights."-Harvard Law Review
EAN: 9780812236057
ISBN: 081223605X
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2001
Seitenanzahl: 440 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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