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.

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

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

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.

International Criminal Law and Its Enforcement, Cases and Materials

Author: Beth Van Schaack,Ronald Slye

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781609304621

Category: Crimes against humanity

Page: 1050

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This casebook provides comprehensive treatment of international criminal law in a problem-oriented way. It draws widely from the jurisprudence of the various international and hybrid criminal tribunals, United Nations bodies, regional human rights institutions, domestic courts, alternative or traditional courts, and transitional justice institutions. Its focus is on the core international crimes within the jurisdiction of the ICC, supplemented by chapters on the standalone crimes of torture and terrorism. This edition includes substantially more material from the International Criminal Court, including revised materials on the crime of aggression, and an entire chapter devoted to the creation and structure of the ICC.

International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Treaties, Cases, and Analysis

Author: Francisco Forrest Martin,Stephen J. Schnably,Richard Wilson,Jonathan Simon,Mark Tushnet

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139448932

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: Treaties, Cases, and Analysis introduces the reader to the international legal instruments and case law governing the substantive and procedural dimensions of international human rights and humanitarian law, including economic, social, and cultural rights. The book, which was originally published in 2006, also discusses the history and organisational structure of human rights and humanitarian law enforcement mechanisms. A chapter is devoted a chapter to the issues surrounding the incorporation of international law into U.S. law, including principles of constitutional and statutory interpretation, conflict rules, and the self-execution doctrine. Questions and comments sections provide critical analyses of issues raised in the materials. The last chapter addresses theoretical issues facing contemporary international human rights and humanitarian law and its enforcement.

Interpretation in International Law

Author: Andrea Bianchi,Daniel Peat,Matthew Windsor

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191038709

Category: Law

Page: 380

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International lawyers have long recognised the importance of interpretation to their academic discipline and professional practice. As new insights on interpretation abound in other fields, international law and international lawyers have largely remained wedded to a rule-based approach, focusing almost exclusively on the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. Such an approach neglects interpretation as a distinct and broader field of theoretical inquiry. Interpretation in International Law brings international legal scholars together to engage in sustained reflection on the theme of interpretation. The book is creatively structured around the metaphor of the game, which captures and illuminates the constituent elements of an act of interpretation. The object of the game of interpretation is to persuade the audience that one's interpretation of the law is correct. The rules of play are known and complied with by the players, even though much is left to their skills and strategies. There is also a meta-discourse about the game of interpretation - 'playing the game of game-playing' - which involves consideration of the nature of the game, its underlying stakes, and who gets to decide by what rules one should play. Through a series of diverse contributions, Interpretation in International Law reveals interpretation as an inescapable feature of all areas of international law. It will be of interest and utility to all international lawyers whose work touches upon theoretical or practical aspects of interpretation.