International Human Rights

Documentary Supplement 2009
Author: Richard B. Lillich,S. James Anaya,Hurst Hannum,Dinah L. Shelton
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
ISBN: 9780735589049
Category: Law
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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

Selected International Human Rights Instruments and Bibliography for Research on International Human Rights Law


Author: David Weissbrodt,Joan Fitzpatrick,Frank C. Newman,Marci Hoffman,Mary Rumsey
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327178477
Category: Law
Page: 748
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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

International Human Rights Lawyering

Cases and Materials
Author: Ralph G. Steinhardt,Paul L. Hoffman,Christopher N. Camponovo
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314198921
Category: Law
Page: 717
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This collection of human rights documents is for use with the main casebook. It also serves as a convenient library of primary documents for advocates in the field. Reflecting the authors' broad understanding of what qualifies as a "human rights document," it includes instruments dealing with the law of war, international labor law, the law governing treaties and consular affairs, refugee and immigration law, international criminal law, non-governmental organizations, and professional ethics. It also includes relevant statutes and executive branch materials.

Regional Protection of Human Rights


Author: Dinah Shelton,Paolo G. Carozza
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199941521
Category: Law
Page: 1080
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In the second edition of Regional Protection of Human Rights, Dinah Shelton examines the development of regional organizations and the role that human rights plays in them.

Human Rights


Author: Louis Henkin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781587780547
Category: Civil rights
Page: 1099
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This law school casebook supplement includes international instruments establishing comprehensive human rights obligations, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and treaties and declarations addressing specific areas of international human rights law. It includes specialized human rights instruments adopted under the auspices of regional organizations such as the Council of Europe, the Organization of American States, the Organization of African Unity, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and select instruments relating to international courts.

Human Trafficking, Human Misery

The Global Trade in Human Beings
Author: Alexis A. Aronowitz
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275994813
Category: Social Science
Page: 285
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This volume takes a global perspective and uses first-hand accounts and stories to examine the problem of human trafficking in its various manifestations around the world.

Asylum and the European Convention on Human Rights


Author: Nuala Mole,Catherine Meredith
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287168191
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 283
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Political upheavals, economic reforms, social instability and civil war have all been factors contributing to changes in the mixed flows of migrants both to and within Europe. Many of those in need of international protection are forced to seek it in Europe and the new member states of the enlarged Council of Europe are now also experiencing the arrival of asylum seekers. This revised edition considers the substantial body of case law of the European Court of Human Rights which has examined the compatibility of the Convention with measures taken by states in relation to all aspects of the asylum process. It also observes the role of subsidiary protection offered by the Strasbourg organs in protecting those at risk of prohibited treatment. In addition, the study considers the increasingly relevant provisions of EU law developments in the field, as well as measures taken in the context of terrorist threats – both of which have had a significant impact on the practical circumstances and law on refugees and asylum seekers. --back cover.

The China Study: Revised and Expanded Edition

The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health
Author: T. Colin Campbell,Thomas M. Campbell II
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1942952902
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 496
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The revised and expanded edition of the bestseller that changed millions of lives The science is clear. The results are unmistakable. You can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes just by changing your diet. More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the China Study, the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found when combined with findings in Colin’s laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet. In 2005, Colin and his son Tom, now a physician, shared those findings with the world in The China Study, hailed as one of the most important books about diet and health ever written. Featuring brand new content, this heavily expanded edition of Colin and Tom’s groundbreaking book includes the latest undeniable evidence of the power of a plant-based diet, plus updated information about the changing medical system and how patients stand to benefit from a surging interest in plant-based nutrition. The China Study—Revised and Expanded Edition presents a clear and concise message of hope as it dispels a multitude of health myths and misinformation. The basic message is clear. The key to a long, healthy life lies in three things: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Over-the-counter Natural Cures

Take Charge of Your Health in 30 Days with 10 Lifesaving Supplements for Under $10
Author: Shane Ellison
Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated
ISBN: 9781402225055
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 222
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Ellison teaches readers how to easily and inexpensively boost their body's nutrients and fill dangerous nutrition gaps by using key supplements readily available at their local pharmacy or superstore.

Research Handbook on International Human Rights Law


Author: Sarah Joseph,Adam McBeth
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1849803374
Category: Political Science
Page: 596
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This handbook brings together the work of 25 leading human rights scholars from all over the world, covering a broad range of human rights topics.

A Tragedy of Democracy

Japanese Confinement in North America
Author: Greg Robinson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231520123
Category: History
Page: 408
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The confinement of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, often called the Japanese American internment, has been described as the worst official civil rights violation of modern U. S. history. Greg Robinson not only offers a bold new understanding of these events but also studies them within a larger time frame and from a transnational perspective. Drawing on newly discovered material, Robinson provides a backstory of confinement that reveals for the first time the extent of the American government's surveillance of Japanese communities in the years leading up to war and the construction of what officials termed "concentration camps" for enemy aliens. He also considers the aftermath of confinement, including the place of Japanese Americans in postwar civil rights struggles, the long movement by former camp inmates for redress, and the continuing role of the camps as touchstones for nationwide commemoration and debate. Most remarkably, A Tragedy of Democracy is the first book to analyze official policy toward West Coast Japanese Americans within a North American context. Robinson studies confinement on the mainland alongside events in wartime Hawaii, where fears of Japanese Americans justified Army dictatorship, suspension of the Constitution, and the imposition of military tribunals. He similarly reads the treatment of Japanese Americans against Canada's confinement of 22,000 citizens and residents of Japanese ancestry from British Columbia. A Tragedy of Democracy recounts the expulsion of almost 5,000 Japanese from Mexico's Pacific Coast and the poignant story of the Japanese Latin Americans who were kidnapped from their homes and interned in the United States. Approaching Japanese confinement as a continental and international phenomenon, Robinson offers a truly kaleidoscopic understanding of its genesis and outcomes. The confinement of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, often called the Japanese American internment, has been described as the worst official civil rights violation of modern U. S. history. Greg Robinson not only offers a bold new understanding of these events but also studies them within a larger time frame and from a transnational perspective. Drawing on newly discovered material, Robinson provides a backstory of confinement that reveals for the first time the extent of the American government's surveillance of Japanese communities in the years leading up to war and the construction of what officials termed "concentration camps" for enemy aliens. He also considers the aftermath of confinement, including the place of Japanese Americans in postwar civil rights struggles, the long movement by former camp inmates for redress, and the continuing role of the camps as touchstones for nationwide commemoration and debate. Most remarkably, A Tragedy of Democracy is the first book to analyze official policy toward West Coast Japanese Americans within a North American context. Robinson studies confinement on the mainland alongside events in wartime Hawaii, where fears of Japanese Americans justified Army dictatorship, suspension of the Constitution, and the imposition of military tribunals. He similarly reads the treatment of Japanese Americans against Canada's confinement of 22,000 citizens and residents of Japanese ancestry from British Columbia. A Tragedy of Democracy recounts the expulsion of almost 5,000 Japanese from Mexico's Pacific Coast and the poignant story of the Japanese Latin Americans who were kidnapped from their homes and interned in the United States. Approaching Japanese confinement as a continental and international phenomenon, Robinson offers a truly kaleidoscopic understanding of its genesis and outcomes.

Emperors in the Jungle

The Hidden History of the U.S. in Panama
Author: John Lindsay-Poland
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822330981
Category: History
Page: 265
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DIVFocuses on environmental, policy, and human rights dimensions of the activities of the U.S. military in Panama, analyzing the guiding mythologies and racial stereotypes behind the US's colonialism in the region./div

The Evolving Terrorist Threat to Southeast Asia

A Net Assessment
Author: Peter Chalk,Angel Rabasa,William Rosenau,Leanne Piggott
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833047590
Category: Political Science
Page: 238
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Building on prior RAND research analyzing the motives, drivers, and capabilities of the principal extremist groups operating in the Philippines, southern Thailand, and Indonesia, this study examined the historical roots of militancy in these countries, the development and perpetuation of extremist ideological frameworks, and national and international government response efforts.

Environment, Political Representation and the Challenge of Rights

Speaking for Nature
Author: Mihnea Tanasescu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137538953
Category: Political Science
Page: 199
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Tanasescu examines the rights of nature in terms of its constituent parts. Besides offering a thorough theoretical grounding, the book gives a first detailed overview of the actual cases of rights for nature so far. This is the first comprehensive treatment of the rights of nature to date, both analytically and in terms of actual cases.

Securing Development

Public Finance and the Security Sector
Author: Bernard Harborne,William Dorotinsky,Paul M. Bisca
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464807671
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 512
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Securing Development: Public Finance and the Security Sector highlights the role of public finance in the delivery of security and criminal justice services. This book offers a framework for analyzing public financial management, financial transparency, and oversight, as well as expenditure policy issues that determine how to most appropriately manage security and justice services. The interplay among security, justice, and public finance is still a relatively unexplored area of development. Such a perspective can help security actors provide more professional, effective, and efficient security and justice services for citizens, while also strengthening systems for accountability. The book is the result of a project undertaken jointly by staff from the World Bank and the United Nations, integrating the disciplines where each institution holds a comparative advantage and a core mandate. The primary audience includes government officials bearing both security and financial responsibilities, staff of international organizations working on public expenditure management and security sector issues, academics, and development practitioners working in an advisory capacity.

Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

Casebook of Court Decisions : a Training Manual for Judges, Prosecutors, and Legal Practitioners
Author: N.A
Publisher: International Labour Organisation
ISBN: 9789221221777
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 109
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Forced labor and human trafficking have evolved into numerous and often subtle forms of abuse and exploitation, posing a challenge for law enforcement. This casebook covers a range of national experience, from judicial decisions on forced and bonded labor in developing countries to more recent decisions on forced labor and trafficking in industrialized countries. It seeks to illustrate how national court decisions have taken into account the provisions of the ILO's own Conventions on Forced Labor and how this may provide guidance for future court decisions. By increasing familiarization with--and awareness of--jurisprudence on forced labor, judicial practitioners would be able to cultivate a cross-fertilization of experience and dialogue, both within and between domestic and international courts. This casebook is a part of the ILO's Special Action Program to Combat Forced Labor. It is aimed at judges, prosecutors, and other legal practitioners to provide guidance in adjudicating cases, drafting legislation, investigating allegations, and bringing charges in courts or labor tribunals.

Radio Free Dixie

Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power
Author: Timothy B. Tyson
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807899014
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
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This book tells the remarkable story of Robert F. Williams--one of the most influential black activists of the generation that toppled Jim Crow and forever altered the arc of American history. In the late 1950s, as president of the Monroe, North Carolina, branch of the NAACP, Williams and his followers used machine guns, dynamite, and Molotov cocktails to confront Klan terrorists. Advocating "armed self-reliance" by blacks, Williams challenged not only white supremacists but also Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights establishment. Forced to flee during the 1960s to Cuba--where he broadcast "Radio Free Dixie," a program of black politics and music that could be heard as far away as Los Angeles and New York City--and then China, Williams remained a controversial figure for the rest of his life. Historians have customarily portrayed the civil rights movement as a nonviolent call on America's conscience--and the subsequent rise of Black Power as a violent repudiation of the civil rights dream. But Radio Free Dixie reveals that both movements grew out of the same soil, confronted the same predicaments, and reflected the same quest for African American freedom. As Robert Williams's story demonstrates, independent black political action, black cultural pride, and armed self-reliance operated in the South in tension and in tandem with legal efforts and nonviolent protest.

Protecting the Rights of People with Autism in the Fields of Education and Employment

International, European and National Perspectives
Author: Valentina Della Fina,Rachele Cera
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319137913
Category: Law
Page: 197
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Fundamental rights for all people with disabilities, education and employment are key for the inclusion of people with autism. They play as facilitators for the social inclusion of persons with autism and as multipliers for their enjoyment of other fundamental rights. After outlining the international and European dimensions of the legal protection of the rights to education and employment of people with autism, the book provides an in-depth analysis of domestic legislative, judicial and administrative practice of the EU Member States in these fields. Each chapter identifies the good practices on inclusive education and employment of people with autism consistent with principles and obligations enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Articles 24 and 27). The book contains the scientific results of the European Project “Promoting equal rights of people with autism in the field of employment and education” aimed at supporting the implementation of the UN Convention in the fields of inclusive education and employment.

Human Rights in Labor and Employment Relations

International and Domestic Perspectives
Author: James A. Gross,Lance A. Compa
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780913447987
Category: Political Science
Page: 237
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The concept of human rights at work has advanced significantly in the last decade. The authors of the essays in Human Rights in Labor and Employment Relations focus in various ways on how the promotion and protection of human rights at workplaces here and around the world posit a new set of values and approaches that challenge every orthodoxy in the employment relations field, every practice and rule based in that orthodoxy, and even the underlying premises and intellectual foundations of contemporary labor and employment systems. The authors constitute a diverse and accomplished group of human rights activists, practitioners, and scholars. Implementing the theme of the volume, they address a wide range of important subjects: worker health and safety, child labor, worker freedom of association, migrant and forced labor, the human rights obligations of employers, workplace discrimination, and workers with disabilities. The authors also discuss the implications of their findings for labor and employment research and, where relevant, make pragmatic proposals for change. Contributors: Susanne M. Bruyére, Cornell University; Lance Compa, Cornell University; James A. Gross, Cornell University; Jeffrey Hilgert, Cornell University; Barbara Murray, International Labour Organization; Tonia Novitz, University of Bristol; Maria L. Ontiveros, University of San Francisco Law School; Edward E. Potter, Director of Global Workplace Rights, Coca-Cola Company and U.S. Employer Delegate, International Labour Organization Conference; Marika McCauley Sine, Global Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Coca-Cola Company; Rebecca Smith, National Employment Law Project; Burns H. Weston, University of Iowa