Human Rights

Author: Louis Henkin,Sarah H. Cleveland,Laurence R. Helfer,Gerald L. Neuman,Diane F. Orentlicher

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781599412610

Category: Law

Page: 1622

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This casebook provides a comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date analysis of international human rights law. It emphasizes the relationship between the international, regional, and national legal systems (with a particular focus on the United States), features an intellectual and historical development of the idea of human rights, and analyzes recent developments in areas including corporate responsibility, terrorism and human rights, the rights of refugees, international criminal law, and the role of NGOs.The first edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to address important and "hot button" issues and topics in international human rights law. These include:an introductory case study on human rights, extraordinary renditions and extraterritorialityextensive coverage of regional human rights systems and NGOs terrorism and human rightshuman rights litigation in U.S. courts corporations and human rightsrefugee lawthe right to health

Ethics, Human Rights and Culture

Beyond Relativism and Universalism

Author: X. Li

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230511589

Category: Philosophy

Page: 274

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Is it possible, given culturally incongruent perspectives, to validate any common standards of behaviour? Is cultural relativity be a problem when cultures are porous? Can we implement human rights without incorporating the idea into the fabric of culture? This book addresses such questions with an inventive and original understanding of culture.

Poverty Reduction in the Course of African Development

Author: Machiko Nissanke,Muna Ndulo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198797699

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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In light of the opportunities and the challenges facing African economies in the 21st century, this edited volume traces the evolution of poverty in the course of economic development in sub-Saharan Africa over the recent decades. By engaging with, and seeking to develop on, the work of Professor Erik Thorbecke, it examines the evolving dynamics of poverty in multiple dimensions. It also discusses how to lay down foundations for improved governance and institutions that will realize inclusive development in sub-Saharan Africa. Thus, the volume contributes to our understanding of dynamics of pro-poor growth and pro-growth poverty reduction, and to the on-going policy and academic debates on how to overcome fragility and vulnerability and secure inclusive development through socio-economic transformation in sub-Saharan Africa. The volume is divided into four parts; two overview chapters in Part 1 set out a common theme running through the volume. Four chapters in Part II examine an evolution of the poverty profile in different dimensions in sub-Saharan Africa since the new millennium. Part III presents three country case studies of tracing poverty dynamics under a country-specific institutional and policy environment. Part IV consists of three chapters, each of which addresses the question of how to advance an inclusive development agenda in sub-Saharan Africa, but from three different perspectives: structural changes, a governance framework, and an institutional foundation.

Challenging Territoriality in Human Rights Law

Building Blocks for a Plural and Diverse Duty-Bearer Regime

Author: Wouter Vandenhole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317628969

Category: Law

Page: 210

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Human rights have traditionally been framed in a vertical perspective with the duties of States confined to their own citizens or residents. Interpretations of international human rights treaties tend either to ignore or downplay obligations beyond this ‘territorial space’. This edited volume challenges the territorial bias of mainstream human rights law. It argues that with increased globalisation and the impact of international corporations, organisations and non-State actors, human rights law will become less relevant if it fails to adapt to changing realities in which States are no longer the only leading actor. Bringing together leading scholars in the field, the book explores potential applications of international human rights law in a multi-duty bearer setting. The first part of the book examines the current state of the human rights obligations of foreign States, corporations and international financial institutions, looking in particular at the ways in which they address questions of attribution and distribution of obligations and responsibility. The second part is geared towards the identification of common principles that may underpin a human rights legal regime that incorporates obligations of foreign States as well as of non-State actors. As a marker of important progress in understanding what lies ahead for integrating foreign States and non-State actors in the human rights dutybearer regime, this book will be of great interest to scholars and practitioners of international human rights law, public international law and international relations.

Law books, 1876-1981

books and serials on law and its related subjects

Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 5039

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International Human Rights Lawyering

Cases and Materials

Author: Ralph Gustav Steinhardt,Paul Hoffman,Christopher N. Camponovo

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314260208

Category: Law

Page: 1378

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West's successor volume to Sohn and Buergenthal's classic text, Human Rights Lawyering is the only casebook written from the diverse perspectives of practicing human rights lawyers in government, private practice, and academia. The book emphasizes the enforcement of human rights law in a variety of settings, with optional exercises to develop the students' professional skills. Drawing on materials from the highly successful Oxford Programme in International Human Rights Law, the book treats human rights law as a species of public and private international law and demonstrates its linkages to related fields of practice, including labor law, refugee law, humanitarian law, corporate law, environmental law, and international economic law.

International Human Rights

Problems of Law, Policy, and Practice

Author: Richard B. Lillich,Hurst Hannum

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9780316526876

Category: Law

Page: 1160

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Together with new co-author Hurst Hannum, Richard Lillich has completely updated International Human Rights: Problems of Law, Policy, and Practice to reflect all the latest developments in Yugoslaiva, Haiti, Rwanda, and worldwide. the new edition of this leading book offers a comprehensive presentation of critical issues and events that reflect the advances and challenges of enforcing human rights in the post-cold war era. Organized around 13 realistic problems, this book examines substantive and procedural considerations for a wide range of human rights issues-the role of the U.N., customary international law, economic sanctions, the use of force, international criminal law, as using the criminal process to enforce human rights law and protecting human rights in times of armed conflict and war. New materials includes: U.S. obligations as a party to important human rights treaties more attention to economic and social rights new mechanisms developed by the U.N. to deal with a range of human rights violations greater focus on the creation of new human rights norms, including new rights for vulnerable groups increased discussion of the interamerican system for protecting human rights, including lawmaking by the Interamerican Court of Human Rights A wide range of diverse materials-from treaties to articles and newspaper clippings-stimulate student interest and enhance classroom discussion.

The International Legal System

Cases and Materials

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1505

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In this comprehensive examination of international law, you'll find in-depth, substantive discussion supported by expert analysis and commentary, case citations, statutes, and court rules. You'll also reap the benefits of the authors' experience and insights. Representative topics include human rights, law of the sea, airspace and outer space, and sovereign immunity.

International Law in Contemporary Perspective

Author: William Michael Reisman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781587786532

Category: Law

Page: 1585

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Designed as an introduction to international law, this text explores the policies and actors that influence international legal decisions as well as diplomatic agreements relating to human rights, national boundaries and natural resources. Topics covered include the constitutive process, the role of international elites, state responsibility, and jurisdictional competency. This international perspective has applicability to both general international law courses and to courses or seminars with an international perspective on human rights, environmental law, war crimes, international boundaries or other related topics.

International Law and World Order

A Problem-oriented Coursebook

Author: Burns H. Weston,Richard A. Falk,Hilary Charlesworth

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1441

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Poses four clusters of world order problems that require students to identify and frame legal issues in factual context. Enables students to determine the relevance of information, organize relevant law and policy, test their analytical skills, and develop a critical understanding of the possibilities of international law. Focuses on the current work of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Comprises a series of hypothetical problems involving fictional countries in "real world" decision-making settings, organized around themes that conveniently cluster the principal challenges to the current world order.

Ich bin eure Stimme

Das Mädchen, das dem Islamischen Staat entkam und gegen Gewalt und Versklavung kämpft

Author: Nadia Murad

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426450127

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

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Von der IS-Sklavin zur Trägerin des Friedensnobelpreises 2018: Das bewegende Schicksal der Jesidin Nadia Murad und ihr Kampf um Gerechtigkeit. Am 3. August 2014 endet das Leben, wie Nadia Murad es kannte. Truppen des IS überfallen ihr jesidisches Dorf Kocho im Norden Iraks. Sie töten die Älteren und verschleppen die Jüngeren. Kleine Jungen sollen als Soldaten ausgebildet werden. Die Mädchen werden verschleppt und als Sklavinnen verkauft. An diesem Tag verliert Nadia Murad 44 Angehörige. Für sie beginnt ein beispielloses Martyrium: Drei Monate ist sie in der Gewalt des IS, wird Opfer von Demütigung, Folter, Vergewaltigung. Nur mit Glück und unvorstellbarem Mut gelingt ihr die Flucht vor ihren Peinigern. Sie schafft es in ein Flüchtlingslager und kommt von dort aus nach Deutschland. Tausende andere junge Frauen befinden sich bis heute in der Gewalt des IS. Deren Stimme zu sein und sie zu befreien hat Nadia Murad sich zur Aufgabe gemacht. Heute kämpft sie dafür, dass das Verbrechen des IS als Völkermord anerkannt wird und die Verantwortlichen vor den Internationalen Strafgerichtshof gestellt werden. Die Vereinten Nationen ernannten Nadia Murad zur Sonderbotschafterin, darüber hinaus wurde sie mit dem Friedensnobelpreis und dem Vaclav-Havel-Preises für Menschenrecht ausgezeichnet. Nun erzählt sie ihre bewegende Geschichte.

Die 21

Eine Reise ins Land der koptischen Martyrer

Author: Martin Mosebach

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364490412X

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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Im Frühjahr 2017 reiste Martin Mosebach nach Ägypten. Er besuchte im Dorf El-Or die Familien der 21 koptischen Männer, die zwei Jahre zuvor von IS-Terroristen an einem Strand in Libyen ermordet worden waren. Er saß in Empfangszimmern, durch die die Schwalben flogen, und machte sich ein Bild: von den Madonnenbildern und Jesus-Porträts an den Wänden, den grob geschreinerten Reliquienschränken, von einer Lebenswelt, in der alles die Spiegelung oder Erfüllung biblischer Vorgänge ist. Immer wieder wurde ihm, umgeben von Kindern, Ziegen, Kälbern, auf einem iPad das grausame Propagandavideo des IS vorgeführt; er staunte über den unbefangenen Umgang damit. Von Rache war nie die Rede, sondern vom Stolz, einen Martyrer in der Familie zu haben, einen Heiligen, der im Himmel ist. So erscheinen die 21 auf den neuen Ikonen gekrönt wie Könige. Martin Mosebach hat ein Reisebuch geschrieben über seine Begegnung mit einer fremden Gesellschaft und einer Kirche, die den Glauben und die Liturgie der frühen Christenheit bewahrt hat – der «Kirche der Martyrer», in der das irdische Leben von der himmlischen Sphäre nur wie durch ein Eihäutchen geschieden ist. Er traf den Bischof und die koptischen Geistlichen der 21 Wanderarbeiter, besuchte ihre Kirchen und Klöster. In den Zeiten des Kampfes der Kulturen sind die Kopten als Minderheit im muslimischen Ägypten zu einem politischen Faktor geworden – und zu einer Art religiösen Gegengesellschaft. Damit ist dieses Buch auch ein Bericht aus dem Innenleben eines arabischen Landes zwischen biblischer Vergangenheit und den Einkaufszentren von Neu-Kairo.