November and December are busy months, so the Human Rights Book Discussion Meetup group decided to take a step back and read a short background book on the history, development, and future of human rights. We’ll read and discuss Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edition) by Andrew Clapham on Sunday, December 2nd, 3:30 pm, Panera Bread, 1640 Caminio del Rio North in the Mission Valley Mall (map). Try to make sure to read the 2nd edition from 2016 if possible — unfortunately the San Diego library appears to carry only the 1st edition from 2007. Discussing torture and arbitrary detention in the context of counter terrorism, Andrew Clapham brings the issue of human rights up to date and considers new challenges to human rights in the context of privacy, equality and the right to health. Clapham explains what our human rights actually are, what they might be, and where the human rights movement is heading.