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  • Forgotten Genocides

    Forgotten Genocides

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812222630

    Unlike the Holocaust, Rwanda, Cambodia, or Armenia, scant attention has been paid to the human tragedies analyzed in this book. From German Southwest Africa (now Namibia), Burundi, and eastern Congo to Tasmania, Tibet, and Kurdistan, from the mass k…

  • The Promise of Human Rights

    The Promise of Human Rights
    av Jamie Mayerfeld

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812224580

    International human rights law is sometimes criticized as an infringement of constitutional democracy. Against this view, Jamie Mayerfeld argues that international human rights law provides a necessary extension of checks and balances and therefore…

  • The Promise of Human Rights

    The Promise of Human Rights
    av Jamie Mayerfeld

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812248166

    International human rights law is sometimes criticized as an infringement of constitutional democracy. Against this view, Jamie Mayerfeld argues that international human rights law provides a necessary extension of checks and balances and therefore…

  • Necropolitics

    Necropolitics

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812223972

    The unmarked mass graves left by war and acts of terror are lasting traces of violence in communities traumatized by fear, conflict, and unfinished mourning. Like silent testimonies to the wounds of history, these graves continue to inflict harm on…

  • Evading International Norms

    Evading International Norms
    av Zoltan Buzas

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252699

    How do states violate human rights norms after legalization? Why are these violations so persistent? What are the limits of legalization for protecting human rights norms? Conventional wisdom offers a variety of answers to these questions, but most…

  • Religious Freedom and Mass Conversion in India

    Religious Freedom and Mass Conversion in India
    av Laura Dudley Jenkins

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812250923

    Hinduism is the largest religion in India, encompassing roughly 80 percent of the population, while 14 percent of the population practices Islam and the remaining 6 percent adheres to other religions. The right to "freely profess, practice, and prop…

  • The Age of Apology

    The Age of Apology

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812220872

    In a turnabout of the cynical belief that might makes right, nations now see fit to issue apologies to peoples and countries they have wronged. We live in an age that seeks to establish political truth, perhaps best exemplified by the creation of tr…

  • Seeing the Myth in Human Rights

    Seeing the Myth in Human Rights
    av Jenna Reinbold

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812248814

    The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been called one of the most powerful documents in human history. Today, the mere accusation of violations of the rights outlined in this document cows political leaders and riles the international c…

  • Religious Freedom Under Scrutiny

    Religious Freedom Under Scrutiny
    av Heiner Bielefeldt

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812251807

    Freedom of religion or belief is deeply entrenched in international human rights conventions and constitutional traditions around the world. Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights enshrines the right to freedom of thought, conscienc…

  • Medical Humanitarianism

    Medical Humanitarianism

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812247329

    Medical humanitarianism—medical and other health-related initiatives undertaken in conditions born of conflict, neglect, or disaster —has a prominent and growing presence in international development, global health, and human security in…

  • The Indigenous Paradox

    The Indigenous Paradox
    av Jonas Bens

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252309

    An investigation into how indigenous rights are conceived in legal language and doctrine In the twenty-first century, it is politically and legally commonplace that indigenous communities go to court to assert their rights against the postcolonial n…

  • Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective

    Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812223965

    It is increasingly implausible to speak of a purely domestic abortion law, as the legal debates around the world draw on precedents and influences of different national and regional contexts. While the United States and Western Europe may have been…

  • Clan Cleansing in Somalia

    Clan Cleansing in Somalia
    av Lidwien Kapteijns

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812223194

    In 1991, certain political and military leaders in Somalia, wishing to gain exclusive control over the state, mobilized their followers to use terror—wounding, raping, and killing—to expel a vast number of Somalis from the capital city o…

  • Cultural Heritage in Transit

    Cultural Heritage in Transit

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812245943

    Are human rights universal? The immediate response is "yes, of course." However, that simple affirmation assumes agreement about definitions of the "human" as well as what a human is entitled to under law, bringing us quickly to concepts such as fre…

  • Fragile Families

    Fragile Families
    av Naomi Glenn Rodriguez

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812249385

    In the past decade, debates over immigrant rights and family rights, and accompanying concerns over birthright citizenship, have taken center stage in popular media and mainstream political debates. These debates, however, frequently overlook the ro…

  • Guilt, Responsibility, and Denial

    Guilt, Responsibility, and Denial
    av Eric Gordy

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812245356

    When the regime led by Slobodan Miloševic came to an end in October 2000, expectations for social transformation in Serbia and the rest of the Balkans were high. The international community declared that an era of human rights had begun, whil…

  • Genocide

    Genocide
    av Berel Lang

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812248852

    The term "genocide"-"group killing"-which first appeared in Raphael Lemkin's 1944 book, Axis Rule in Occupied Europe, had by 1948 established itself in international law through the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the C…

  • Shattered Voices

    Shattered Voices
    av Teresa Godwin Phelps

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812219494

    Following periods of mass atrocity and oppression, states are faced with a question of critical importance in the transition to democracy: how to offer redress to victims of the old regime without perpetuating cycles of revenge. Traditionally, balan…

  • Human Rights as Human Independence

    Human Rights as Human Independence

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812253948

    Can human rights be claimed against agents other than states, such as transnational corporations and global governance institutions? Does the authority of human rights depend on international law-making, or do they have a moral status that must be h…

  • Beyond Virtue and Vice

    Beyond Virtue and Vice

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812251081

    Over the past two decades, human rights as legal doctrine and practice has shifted its engagement with criminal law from a near exclusive condemnation of it as a source of harm toward increasingly invoking it as a necessary remedy for abuses. These…

  • Benevolent Empire

    Benevolent Empire
    av Stephen R. Porter

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812248562

    Stephen Porter's Benevolent Empire examines political-refugee aid initiatives and related humanitarian endeavors led by American people and institutions from World War I through the Cold War, opening an important window onto the "short American cent…

  • The Anti-Slavery Project

    The Anti-Slavery Project
    av Joel Quirk

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812223248

    It is commonly assumed that slavery came to an end in the nineteenth century. While slavery in the Americas officially ended in 1888, millions of slaves remained in bondage across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East well into the first half of the twe…

  • The Anti-Slavery Project

    The Anti-Slavery Project
    av Joel Quirk

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812243338

    It is commonly assumed that slavery came to an end in the nineteenth century. While slavery in the Americas officially ended in 1888, millions of slaves remained in bondage across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East well into the first half of the twe…

  • Truth Commissions

    Truth Commissions
    av Onur Bakiner

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812247626

    Since the 1980s a number of countries have established truth commissions to come to terms with the legacy of past human rights violations, yet little is known about the achievements and shortcomings of this popular transitional justice tool. Drawing…

  • Communists and Their Victims

    Communists and Their Victims
    av Roman David

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812250145

    In Communists and Their Victims, Roman David identifies and examines four classes of justice measures—retributive, reparatory, revelatory, and reconciliatory—to discover which, if any, rectified the legacy of human rights abuses committe…

  • Human Rights and Participatory Politics in Southeast Asia

    Human Rights and Participatory Politics in Southeast Asia
    av Catherine Renshaw

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812251036

    In Human Rights and Participatory Politics in Southeast Asia, Catherine Renshaw recounts an extraordinary period of human rights institution-building in Southeast Asia. She begins her account in 2007, when the ten members of the Association of South…

  • The Language of Human Rights in West Germany

    The Language of Human Rights in West Germany
    av Lora Wildenthal

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812244489

    Human rights language is abstract and ahistorical because advocates intend human rights to be valid at all times and places. Yet the abstract universality of human rights discourse is a problem for historians, who seek to understand language in a pa…

  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women's Human Rights

    U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women's Human Rights
    av Kelly J. Shannon

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812249675

    A fresh interpretation of U.S. relations with the Muslim world since 1979Americans' concerns about women's human rights in Muslim countries were triggered by the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and have evolved within the context of long-standing Western…

  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women's Human Rights

    U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women's Human Rights
    av Kelly J. Shannon

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812224672

    A fresh interpretation of U.S. relations with the Muslim world since 1979 Americans' concerns about women's human rights in Muslim countries were triggered by the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and have evolved within the context of long-standing Wester…

  • Human Rights Under African Constitutions

    Human Rights Under African Constitutions

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812236774

    Some of the most massive and persistent violations of human rights occur in African nations. In Human Rights Under African Constitutions: Realizing the Promise for Ourselves, scholars from a wide range of fields present a sober, systematic assessmen…

  • Human Rights Education for the Twenty-First Century

    Human Rights Education for the Twenty-First Century

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812216073

    Human Rights Education for the Twenty-First Century is a comprehensive resource for training, education, and raising awareness in a wide variety of settings, both formal and informal. A diverse group of contributors—experienced activists, educ…

  • Crimes of the Holocaust

    Crimes of the Holocaust
    av Stephan Landsman

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812238471

    The problem of prosecuting individuals complicit in the Nazi regime's "Final Solution" is almost insurmountably complex and has produced ever less satisfying results as time has passed. In Crimes of the Holocaust, Stephan Landsman provides detailed…

  • A Voice for Human Rights

    A Voice for Human Rights
    av Mary Robinson

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812220070

    Few names are so closely connected with the cause of human rights as that of Mary Robinson. As former President of Ireland, she was ideally positioned for passionately and eloquently arguing the case for human rights around the world. Over five tumu…

  • Conflict and Compliance

    Conflict and Compliance
    av Sonia Cardenas

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812221305

    International human rights pressure has been applied to numerous states with varying results. In Conflict and Compliance, Sonia Cardenas examines responses to such pressure and challenges conventional views of the reasons states do—or do not&m…

  • Human Rights and TransnationalDemocracy in SouthKorea

    Human Rights and TransnationalDemocracy in SouthKorea

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812253597

    Drawing on previously unused or underutilized archival sources, this book offers the first account of the historical intersection between South Korea's democratic transition and the global human rights boom in the 1970s. It shows how local pro-democ…

  • Giving Meaning to Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

    Giving Meaning to Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812236019

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, arguably the founding document of the human rights movement, fully embraces economic, social, and cultural rights, as well as civil and political rights, within its text. However, for most of the fifty year…

  • Human Rights NGOs in East Africa

    Human Rights NGOs in East Africa

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812241129

    Human rights nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are by definition not part of the state. Rather, they are an element of civil society, the strands of the fabric of organized life in countries, and crucial to the prospect of political democracy. Ci…

  • Political Repression

    Political Repression
    av Linda Camp Keith

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812243819

    The world seems to have reached agreement on a set of ideals regarding state human rights behavior and the appropriate institutions to promote and protect those ideals. The global script for state legitimacy calls for a written constitution or the e…

  • African Constitutionalism and the Role of Islam

    African Constitutionalism and the Role of Islam
    av Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812239621

    Constitutionalism is steadily becoming the prevalent form of governance in Africa. But how does constitutionalism deal with the lingering effects of colonialism? And how does constitutional law deal with Islamic principles in the region? African Con…

  • The Pinochet Effect

    The Pinochet Effect
    av Naomi Roht-Arriaza

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812219746

    The 1998 arrest of General Augusto Pinochet in London and subsequent extradition proceedings sent an electrifying wave through the international community. This legal precedent for bringing a former head of state to trial outside his home country si…

  • Forging Rights in a New Democracy

    Forging Rights in a New Democracy
    av Anna Fournier

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812244267

    The last two decades have been marked by momentous changes in forms of governance throughout the post-Soviet region. Ukraine's political system, like those of other formerly socialist states of Eastern Europe, has often been characterized as being "…

  • Human Rights in Chinese Foreign Relations

    Human Rights in Chinese Foreign Relations
    av Ming Wan

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812235975

    Few issues in the relations between China and the West invoke as much passion as human rights. At stake, however, are much more than moral concerns and hurt national feelings. To Washington, the undemocratic nature of the Chinese government makes it…

  • Raphael Lemkin and the Concept of Genocide

    Raphael Lemkin and the Concept of Genocide
    av Douglas Irvin-Erickson

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812248647

    Raphaël Lemkin (1900-1959) coined the word "genocide" in the winter of 1942 and led a movement in the United Nations to outlaw the crime, setting his sights on reimagining human rights institutions and humanitarian law after World War II. After the…

  • The Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Human Rights

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Human Rights

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812251197

    Established in 1969, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is an intergovernmental organization the purpose of which is the strengthening of solidarity among Muslims. Headquartered in Jeddah, the OIC today consists of fifty seven states from…

  • Inherent Human Rights

    Inherent Human Rights
    av Johannes Morsink

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812241624

    Confronting the evils of World War II and building on the legacy of the 1776 Declaration of Independence and the 1789 French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, a group of world citizens including Eleanor Roosevelt drafted the Unive…

  • Bringing Human Rights Home

    Bringing Human Rights Home

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812220797

    Throughout its history, America's policies have alternatively embraced human rights, regarded them with ambivalence, or rejected them out of hand. The essays in Bringing Human Rights Home: A History of Human Rights in the United States put these shi…

  • Women's Human Rights

    Women's Human Rights
    av Susan Deller Ross

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812220919

    According to Susan Deller Ross, many human rights advocates still do not see women's rights as human rights. Yet women in many countries suffer from laws, practices, customs, and cultural and religious norms that consign them to a deeply inferior st…

  • Women's Human Rights and Migration

    Women's Human Rights and Migration
    av Sital Kalantry

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812249330

    Some of the most hotly contested international women's rights issues today arise from the movement of peoples from one country to another and the practices they purportedly bring with them. In Women's Human Rights and Migration, Sital Kalantry focus…

  • Human Rights and Disability Advocacy

    Human Rights and Disability Advocacy

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812245479

    The United Nations adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) constituted a paradigm shift in attitudes and approaches to disability rights, marking the first time in law-making history that persons with disabilitie…

  • Women in Israel

    Women in Israel
    av Ruth Halperin-Kaddari

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812237528

    When Israel declared its independence in 1948, it vowed to ensure equality for all citizens, regardless of religion, race, or gender. History shows, however, that this promise has been broken in the case of women, who generally live under circumstan…

  • Reproductive Health and Human Rights

    Reproductive Health and Human Rights

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812221602

    Reproductive Health and Human Rights: The Way Forward critically reflects on the past fifteen years of international efforts aimed at improving health, alleviating poverty, diminishing gender inequality, and promoting human rights. The volume includ…

  • Creating Human Rights

    Creating Human Rights
    av Lisa S. Alfredson

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812241259

    Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title Creating Human Rights offers the first systematic study of a pioneering women's refugee movement and its challenge, as an international trigger case, to more conventional paths toward huma…

  • Advocating Dignity

    Advocating Dignity
    av Jean H. Quataert

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812221275

    In Advocating Dignity, Jean H. Quataert explores the emergence, development, and impact of the human rights revolution following World War II. Intertwining popular local and national mobilizations for rights with ongoing developments of a formal int…