Much more than a simple ‘guide to global human rights,’ this book is an urgently needed and sophisticated reflection on the vital nature of human rights in the 21st century. Daniel Fischlin and Martha Nandorfy argue that when the environment, health, water, and food are more at risk that ever before, human rights must become the tangible expression of an ‘all-encompassing respect for life.’
In a world facing the growing challenges of globalized apartheid and pandemic poverty, human rights will determine the future of every one of us and our sustainability as a species. This book allows us at least to reclaim our hope in that future. – Roger Clark, former Secretary General of Amnesty International
The Concise Guide to Global Human Rights is an excellent road map for navigating the labyrinthian challenges posed by globalization. It should be used by human rights activists and students alike. – Micheline Ishay, The History of Human Rights: From Ancient Times to the Era of Globalization
Reminds us, with Mahatma Gandhi, that only the power of emotional intelligence embodied in heroic … resistance may help transform the law from being the convenience of the powerful into a platform and portal for collective human action for global justice … a must read. – Dr. Upendra Baxi, University of Warwick
Daniel Fischlin and Martha Nandorfy are co-authors of the groundbreaking book Eduardo Galeano: Through the Looking Glass. Fischlin is, as well, co-author with Ajay Heble of Rebel Musics: Human Rights, Resistant Sounds, and the Politics of Music Making in which Nandorfy is a contributor.