Author: Richard B. Lillich
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
Release Date: 2009-07-31
International Human Rights: Documentary Supplement is an essential stand-alone reference for anyone teaching or practicing in this subject area. A compilation of the major global and regional texts on human rights and humanitarian law, it presents most of the texts in their entirety, with preambular and final provisions included. These documents include not only United Nations human rights treaties, but also: Key ILO and UNESCO documents The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Extracts from the 1949 Geneva Conventions on prisoners of war and protection of civilians The EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights Regional materials, including human rights treaties of the Council of Europe, the Organization of American States, and the African Union The 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples The Arab Charter on Human Rights United States legislation linking economic and military assistance to human rights A companion CD containing numerous additional materials, including: Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture Optional Protocol to the Convention of the Rights of the Child Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty Proposed American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Author: David Weissbrodt
Release Date: 2009-08-14
This comprehensive documentary supplement contains selected international human rights instruments, including: • United Nations Documents • Other United Nations Instruments • Regional Instruments • U.S. Reservations, Declarations, and Understandings • Selected U.S. Legislation This volume also contains a bibliography for research on international human rights law, including entries for: • Human Rights Instruments (compilations of, status of, and legislative history of) • Human Rights Case Law, Jurisprudence, Decisions, and Digests • Research Guides on the Major Human Rights Instruments • Refugee Law • Economic Issues • International Criminal Tribunals • Research Guides and Bibliographies • Book and Periodical Indexes • Electronic Sources
Author: David Weissbrodt
Release Date: 2009-08-12
This comprehensive work provides an introduction to human rights law, policy, and process. International Human Rights begins with an overview, then discusses drafting and ratifying treaties, establishing institutions, using procedures for monitoring compliance and responding to gross violations, using adjudicative remedies, applying refugee and international labor law, relating human rights norms to terrorism, and exploring how the causes of violations can be used to improve human rights compliance. The Fourth Edition addresses a number of significant developments in the human rights arena including: • Emergence of international criminal law as a potential response to crimes against humanity; • Emergence of the United Nations Security Council as a significant human rights actor and the challenges it faces; • The role of human rights norms in responding to and regulating state responses to terrorism; • The capacity of human rights to respond to abuses by corporate actors; • The ability of human rights to respond to and account for violations committed in the context of ethnic hatred, internal conflict, and intrastate violence; and • The challenges faced by non-government human rights organizations in the post 9/11 context. International Human Rights is also accompanied by a comprehensive documentary supplement, Selected International Human Rights Instruments and Bibliography for Research on International Human Rights Law. Professor Weissbrodt provides periodic updates to the casebook on the University of Minnesota Human Rights Library Web site (http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/intlhr).
Author: William F. Felice
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Date: 2010-01-15
Genre: Political Science
Global human suffering in the twenty-first century seems bitterly entrenched, with almost half of the world's people remaining impoverished and over 26,000 children dying daily from preventable causes. This powerful and empowering text offers a way forward, presenting a realistic roadmap for enhanced benevolent global governance with practical, workable solutions to mass poverty. Now fully updated, including new chapters, The Global New Deal outlines the legal responsibilities for all institutions, organizations, and states under international law to respect, protect, and fulfill economic and social human rights. William F. Felice focuses on seven key areas: the dynamics within international political economy that contribute to economic inequality and create human suffering, the U.N.'s approach to economic and social human rights, the priority of ecosystem protection within all development strategies, the degree of racial bias prevalent in global economics, the relationship between gender equality and economic growth, the impact of military spending on human development, and the importance for the United States to adopt a human-rights approach to poverty alleviation. Arguing for a "global new deal," a set of international and national public policy proposals designed to protect the vulnerable and end needless suffering, this book provides a viable direction for structural reform to protect those left behind by the global economy.
Author: Susan Deller Ross
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date: 2011-01-01
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 status. Advocates might conceive of human rights as involving torture, extrajudicial killings, or cruel and degrading treatment—all clearly in violation of international human rights—and think those issues irrelevant to women. Yet is female genital mutilation, practiced on millions of young girls and even infants, not a gross violation of human rights? When a family decides to murder a daughter in the name of "honor," is that not an extrajudicial killing? When a husband rapes or savagely beats his wife, knowing the legal authorities will take no action on her behalf, is that not cruel and degrading treatment? Women's Human Rights is the first human rights casebook to focus specifically on women's human rights. Rich with interdisciplinary material, the book advances the study of the deprivation and violence women suffer due to discriminatory laws, religions, and customs that deny them their most fundamental freedoms. It also provides present and future lawyers the legal tools for change, demonstrating how human rights treaties can be used to obtain new laws and court decisions that protect women against discrimination with respect to employment, land ownership, inheritance, subordination in marriage, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, polygamy, child marriage, and the denial of reproductive rights. Ross examines international and regional human rights treaties in depth, including treaty language and the jurisprudence and general interpretive guidelines developed by human rights bodies. By studying how international human rights law has been and can be implemented at the domestic level through local courts and legislatures, readers will understand how to call upon these newly articulated human rights to help bring about legislation, court decisions, and executive action that protect women from human rights violations.
Author: Hurst Hannum
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2011-02-08
Genre: Political Science
International Human Rights offers an accessible, problem-based pedagogy that gets students to consider the issues from a political, as well as legal, perspective. Balancing practical considerations and underlying theory, this outstanding author team delivers historical perspective and contemporary coverage of human rights efforts around the globe. Thoroughly updated, the Fifth Edition explains the impact of the 2006-2007 reform of the United Nations' human rights system, including creation of a new UN Human Rights Council and the impact of the 2007 declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples. International Human Rights: Problems of Law, Policy, and Practice, features : broad coverage of recent developments in substantive areas of human rights , including developments in the United Nations and regional systems, as well as in the jurisprudence of national courts comparative analysis of the theory and practice of humanitarian intervention in Kosovo, Rwanda, Darfur, and elsewhere review of influential factors in the history of human rights law, policy, and practice the impact of human rights issues on the U.S.-China relationship New in the Fifth Edition: analysis of the 2006-2007 reform of the UN human rights machinery, including the new UN Human Rights Council an evaluation of the goals and weaknesses of the UN's responsibility to protect; doctrine, in the context of calls for intervention in Darfur and elsewhere in-depth discussion of post-9/11 detention of suspected terrorists and related U.S. practice substantive examination of a number of contemporary issues, including religions rights in Europe and indigenous rights in the Americas new human rights developments in Africa, Asia, and the Arab World
Author: Nicolas Kang-Riou
Release Date: 2012-03-15
This book critically examines the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) and evaluates its impact from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The book includes both a domestic and international analysis of the effectiveness of the HRA, and also considers possible future developments in policy and practise as well as contemplating the potential for a British Bill of Rights. The editors have collected pieces from contributors drawn from diverse spheres, all of whom are internationally recognised for their impact in the field of human rights law. Contributors include members of the bench in the United Kingdom and Australia, academics, researchers, members of NGOs, and campaigners as well as people’s testimony of lived experiences in relation to the Human Rights Act. Valuable contributions from the likes of Costas Douzinas, Keith Ewing, Helen Fenwick, Lady Hale, Irene Khan, Michael Kirby, Francesca Klug, Peter Tatchell and others have resulted in a book which draws out the connections between legal framework, theory, and the actual experience of the protection afforded to groups and individuals by the HRA. Confronting the Human Rights Act 1998 will be of particular interest to scholars and students of Law, International Studies and Political Science.
Author: Igor Primoratz
Release Date: 2016-04-15
Genre: Social Science
There is almost unanimous agreement that civilians should be protected from the direct effects of violent conflict, and that the distinction between combatant and non-combatant should be respected. But what are the fundamental ethical questions about civilian immunity? Are new styles of conflict making this distinction redundant? Eloquently combining theory and practice, leading scholars from the fields of political science, law and philosophy have been brought together to provide an essential overview of some of the major ethical, legal and political issues with regard to protecting civilians caught up in modern inter- and intra-state conflicts. In doing so, they examine what is being done, and what can be done, to make soldiers more aware of their responsibilities in this area under international law and the ethics of war, and more able to respond appropriately to the challenges that will confront them in the field. 'Protecting Civilians During Violent Conflict' presents a clear-eyed look at the dilemmas facing regular combatants as they confront enemies in the modern battlespace, and especially the complications arising from the new styles of conflict where enemy and civilian populations merge.
Author: Barry E. Carter
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2014-11-12
Distinctively accessible in organization and style, International Law offers an adroit selection of excerpted cases and documents, as well as notes, questions, and problems. Interdisciplinary materials introduce a variety of perspectives, such as economics and international relations theory. International Law is an effective blend of current issues and thinking alongside traditional theories and concepts. Thoroughly revised and updated, the Sixth Edition addresses major developments in international law and new issues and challenges arising from developments in the U.N., U.S., NATO, and other countries with respect to Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, and North Korea. A leading casebook in its field, International Law also features: an effective overview of international law that lays the groundwork for the topics that follow The Sixth Edition brings timely coverage and analysis of developing law: the U.N., NATO, and EU military intervention to protect civilians in Libya new developments with respect to Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, and Pakistan international efforts to address global climate change and other international environmental matters updates to U.S. counter-terrorism policies regarding detention, torture, and rendition, including Boumediene v. Bush other recent Supreme Court decisions in Medellin v. Texas (treaties), Samantar v. Yousef (foreign official immunity), and Morrison v. Nat'l Australia Bank (extraterritorial jurisdiction) revised European Union sections reflecting passage of the Lisbon Treaty important decisions by international courts such as Schalk and Kopf v. Austria, the major European Court of Human Rights decision on same-sex marriage
Author: Louis Henkin
Publisher: Foundation Press
Release Date: 2009
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
Author: Shirley V. Scott
Release Date: 2009-11-25
This book is a discussion of key documents that explain the development, current status, and relevance of the international law governing the initiation of military hostilities. • Includes 40 excerpts of original documents on the use of force, including the International Court of Justice advisory opinion on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons; statements by the presidents of Tanzania and Uganda outlining their policies towards their dispute over domestic repression in Uganda and Ugandan incursions into Tanzanian territory; and the presidential address to the nation on the commencement of military operations in Afghanistan • Presents 83 photographs, cartoons, and portraits illustrating the characters, events, and developments pertaining to the legality of the use of force • Offers a select bibliography of books, journal articles, and electronic sources of information on the international law concerning the use of force, its evolution and contemporary relevance • Includes 57 enlivening sidebars, including factoids, short snippets from related documents, `In History' and `Did You Know?'
Author: Margaret E. Beare
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2012-04-24
Genre: Social Science
Transnational crimes involve border crossings as an integral part of the criminal activity. They also include crimes that take place in one country with consequences that significantly affect other countries. Examples include human trafficking, smuggling (arms, drugs, currency), sex slavery, non-domestic terrorism, and financial crimes. Transnational organized crime refers specifically to transnational crime carried out by organized crime syndicates. Although several encyclopedias cover aspects of transnational crime, it is this encyclopedia's emphasis on transnational justice, as well, that differentiates it from the pack. Not only do we define, describe, and chart the crimes and criminal activity, we also will include significant coverage of policing those crimes and prosecuting them within domestic and international court systems. Accessible and jargon-free and available in both print and electronic formats, the one-volume Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice will contain such entries as arms smuggling, art fraud, charity fraud, hacking and computer viruses, copyright infringement, counterfeiting, drug smuggling, extradition, human trafficking, intelligence agencies, international banking laws, Internet scams, Interpol, money laundering, pollution and waste disposal, price fixing, prosecution, sanctions, sex slavery, tax evasion, terrorism, war crimes, the World Court, and more. Features & Benefits: 150 signed entries (each with Cross References and Further Readings) are organized in A-to-Z fashion to give students easy access to the full range of topics in transnational crime and justice. A thematic Reader's Guide in the front matter groups entries by broad topical or thematic areas to make it easy for users to find related entries at a glance. In the electronic version, the Reader's Guide combines with a detailed Index and the Cross References to provide users with convenient search-and-browse capacities. A Chronology in the back matter helps students put individual events into broader historical context. A Glossary provides students with concise definitions of key terms in the field. A Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and web sites (along with the Further Readings accompanying each entry) helps guide students to further resources in their research journeys. An Appendix includes the Congressional Research Service Report on International Terrorism and Transnational Crime.