About | HeinOnline Law Journal Library | HeinOnline Law Journal Library | HeinOnline

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

HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE UNITED STATES:
RECLAIMING THE HISTORY AND
ENSURING THE FUTURE
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*
I. INTRODUCTION
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.

What Is HeinOnline?

HeinOnline is a subscription-based resource containing nearly 3,000 academic and legal journals from inception; complete coverage of government documents such as U.S. Statutes at Large, U.S. Code, Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Reports, and much more. Documents are image-based, fully searchable PDFs with the authority of print combined with the accessibility of a user-friendly and powerful database. For more information, request a quote or trial for your organization below.



Short-term subscription options include 24 hours, 48 hours, or 1 week to HeinOnline with pricing starting as low as $29.95

Contact us for annual subscription options:

Already a HeinOnline Subscriber?

profiles profiles most