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40 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 149 (2008-2009)
Human Rights in the United States: Reclaiming the History and Ensuring the Future

handle is hein.journals/colhr40 and id is 151 raw text is: BOOK REVIEW

Bringing Human Rights Home. Edited by Cynthia Soohoo,
Catherine Albisa, & Martha Davis. Westport, Conn.: Praeger
Publishers, 2007. Pp. 920 (three volumes). $275.00.
Reviewed by Risa E. Kaufman*
Providing a powerful arsenal of crosscutting strategies and
honoring the interdependence and indivisibility of economic, social,
cultural, civil, and political rights, a human rights paradigm has the
potential to revolutionize and reframe social justice advocacy in the
United States. Indeed, domestic lawyers are increasingly adopting
human rights strategies. These include appeals to international
human rights bodies, use of international human rights and
comparative law in U.S. courts, and broader activism such as
documentation, organizing, and education. Such strategies have
Executive Director, Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School. I
would like to thank Sarah Cleveland, Peter Rosenblum, Eric Tars, Jonathan
Todres, Caroline Bettinger-L6pez, Martha Davis, and Daniel Belasco for the
helpful comments and conversations that informed this essay, and Aaron Chait
and the staff of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. Conversations with the
books' co-editors and members of the Bringing Human Rights Home Lawyers'
Network also helped to deepen my understanding of the context for this book and
its implications.

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