International Human Rights in a Nutshell


Author: Thomas Buergenthal,Dinah Shelton,David P. Stewart,Carlos M. Vázquez
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781634605984
Category: Human rights
Page: 553
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An updated and expanded edition of the widely used overview of international human rights law for students, practitioners, and professors. Provides a comprehensive overview of the international, regional and domestic human rights systems. Reviews recent developments in the field, including in the UN, European, OAS and African human rights systems and the adoption of new conventions such as those on forced disappearances and persons with disabilities. Includes chapters on the treatment of human rights treaties and norms within the U.S. legal system as well as on the role of non-governmental human rights organizations. Discover the history behind international human rights, including the institutional context from which they evolved. An unparalleled resource for beginning students as well as more experienced practitioners.

Advanced Introduction to International Human Rights Law


Author: Dinah L Shelton
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1782545220
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
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In this landmark text, Dinah L. Shelton offers an insightful overview of the current state of international human rights law: its norms, institutions and procedures, both global and regional. Providing an invaluable entry point to this complex area of

Human Security and Human Rights under International Law

The Protections Offered to Persons Confronting Structural Vulnerability
Author: Dorothy Estrada-Tanck
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509902376
Category: Law
Page: 360
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Human security provides one of the most important protections; a person-centred axis of freedom from fear, from want and to live with dignity. It is surprising given its centrality to the human experience, that its connection with human rights has not yet been explored in a truly systematic way. This important new book addresses that gap in the literature by analysing whether human security might provide the tools for an expansive and integrated interpretation of international human rights. The examination takes a two-part approach. Firstly, it evaluates convergences between human security and all human rights – civil, political, economic, social and cultural – and constructs an investigative framework focused on the human security-human rights synergy. It then goes on to explore its practical application in the thematic cores of violence against women and undocumented migrants in the law and case-law of UN, European, Inter-American and African human rights bodies. It takes both a legal and interdisciplinary approach, recognising that human security and its relationship with human rights cuts across disciplinary boundaries. Innovative and rigorous, this is an important contribution to human rights scholarship.

Public International Law in a Nutshell


Author: Thomas Buergenthal,Sean D. Murphy
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314279965
Category: Law
Page: 473
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This Fifth Edition of Public International Law in a Nutshell is a concise yet accurate summary of the field of public international law, covering its basic sources, actors, and procedures, and key subject matter areas, such as human rights, the law of the sea, international environmental law, the law of war, and U.S. foreign relations law. This edition is fully updated to include recent treaties, institutions, and Supreme Court decisions. The book is intended to be helpful for students, scholars, and practitioners alike.

The Courage of Strangers

Coming of Age With the Human Rights Movement
Author: Jeri Laber
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1586489666
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
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After Jeri Laber earned a Master's degree in Russian studies at Columbia University, she became a part-time writer and editor and a full-time wife and mother. Then one day in 1973 she read an article about torture that altered her life and subsequently the lives of countless others around the world. The Courage of Strangers tells how Laber became a founder and the executive director of Helsinki Watch, which grew to be Human Rights Watch, one of the world's most influential organizations. She describes her secret trips to unwelcoming countries, where she met with some of the great political activists of the time. She also recalls what it was like to come of age professionally in an era when women were supposed to follow rather than lead; how she struggled to balance work and family; and how her fight for human rights informed her own intellectual, spiritual and emotional development. This story of the birth of the human rights movement is also a sweeping history of dissent and triumph in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Elegantly written, full of passion, humor and political wisdom, it is exciting history as well as a moving, entertaining, inspiring story of a woman's life.

Law and Religion

National, International, and Comparative Perspectives
Author: W. Cole Durham (Jr.),W. Cole Durham,Brett G. Scharffs
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 618
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In Law and Religion: National, International, and Comparative Law Perspectives, every chapter supports a broad and dynamic discussion of familiar issues by placing them in global context. Offering extensive international and comparative law materials, as well as Establishment Clause and Free Exercise cases, international experts Durham and Scharffs bring new vision and scope to the study of Law and Religion.

Human Rights and Religion

The Islamic Headscarf Debate in Europe
Author: Dominic McGoldrick
Publisher: Hart Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781841136523
Category: Law
Page: 320
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Human rights Religious aspects, Clothing and dress Religious aspects, Human rights European Union countries, Religion and state European Union countries

Freedom of Religion Or Belief

An International Law Commentary
Author: Heiner Bielefeldt,Nazila Ghanea,Michael Wiener
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198703988
Category: Law
Page: 660
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Violations of religious freedom and violence committed in the name of religion grab our attention on a daily basis. Freedom of Religion or Belief is a key human right, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, numerous conventions, declarations and soft law standards include specific provisions on freedom of religion or belief. The 1981 Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief has been interpreted since 1986 by the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief. Special Rapporteurs (for example those on racism, freedom of expression, minority issues and cultural rights) and Treaty Bodies (for example the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the Committee on the Rights of the Child) have also elaborated on freedom of religion or belief in the context of their respective mandates. Freedom of Religion or Belief: An International Law Commentary is the first commentary to look comprehensively at the international provisions for the protection of freedom of religion or belief, considering how they are interpreted by various United Nations Special Procedures and Treaty Bodies. Structured around the thematic categories of the United Nations Special Rapporteur's framework for communications, the commentary analyses the limitations on the wearing of religious symbols and vulnerable situations, including those of women, detainees, refugees, children, minorities and migrants, through a combination of scholarly expertise and practical experience.

International Legal Research in a Nutshell


Author: Marci Hoffman,Robert Berring
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634605212
Category:
Page: N.A
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This Nutshell provides a basic introduction to international and foreign legal research for the non-specialist. It offers guidance through the unfamiliar pathways of research using international and non-US legal legal materials and demystifies the world of treaties and international case law. Since it's aimed at the non-specialist, it provides straight-forward background information on the United Nations and the European Union and includes guidance using the documents and legal materials of these institutions. There are extensive links to the rich world of Web resources, but it also describes print research tools that remain important in this field. Finally, it sets out a road map for approaching a research problem involving international, foreign and comparative law. Additional teaching materials are available for this title, and include online links to research sources noted in the book: Appendix A: Comprehensive List of Sources Appendix B: Websites Containing National Law Appendix C: Web Treaty Collections Appendix D: Planning Your Research and Organizational Tools

International Business Transactions

Problems, Cases, and Materials
Author: Daniel C.K. Chow
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454858958
Category: Law
Page: 864
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Focusing on private international business transactions, this book covers the planning, structure, and implementation of these transactions in today’s global economy. New Key Features New Supreme Court jurisprudence on international litigation and arbitration. New developments in international investment law. New cases on corporate social responsibility.

The Un Set of Principles to Combat Impunity

A Commentary
Author: Frank Haldemann,Thomas Unger
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198743602
Category: Law
Page: 416
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The fight against impunity has become a growing concern of the international community. Updated in 2005, the UN Set of Principles for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights Through Action to Combat Impunity is the fruit of several years of study, developed under the aegis of the UN Commission on Human Rights and then affirmed by the Human Rights Council. These Principles are today widely accepted as constituting an authoritative reference point for efforts in the fight against impunity for gross human rights abuses and serious violations of international humanitarian law. As a comprehensive attempt to codify universal accountability norms, the UN Set of Principles marks a significant step forward in the debate on the obligation of states to combat impunity in its various forms. Bringing together leading experts in the field, this volume provides comprehensive academic commentary of the 38 principles. The book is a perfect companion to the document, setting out the text of the Principles alongside detailed analysis, as well as a full introduction and a guide to the relevant literature and case law. The commentary advances debates and clarifies complex legal issues, making it an essential resource for legal academics, students, and practitioners working in fields such as human rights, international criminal law, and transitional justice.

Decolonization and the Evolution of International Human Rights


Author: Roland Burke
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812205329
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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In the decades following the triumphant proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, the UN General Assembly was transformed by the arrival of newly independent states from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. This diverse constellation of states introduced new ideas, methods, and priorities to the human rights program. Their influence was magnified by the highly effective nature of Asian, Arab, and African diplomacy in the UN human rights bodies and the sheer numerical superiority of the so-called Afro-Asian bloc. Owing to the nature of General Assembly procedure, the Third World states dominated the human rights agenda, and enthusiastic support for universal human rights was replaced by decades of authoritarianism and an increasingly strident rejection of the ideas laid out in the Universal Declaration. In Decolonization and the Evolution of International Human Rights, Roland Burke explores the changing impact of decolonization on the UN human rights program. By recovering the contributions of those Asian, African, and Arab voices that joined the global rights debate, Burke demonstrates the central importance of Third World influence across the most pivotal battles in the United Nations, from those that secured the principle of universality, to the passage of the first binding human rights treaties, to the flawed but radical step of studying individual pleas for help. The very presence of so many independent voices from outside the West, and the often defensive nature of Western interventions, complicates the common presumption that the postwar human rights project was driven by Europe and the United States. Drawing on UN transcripts, archives, and the personal papers of key historical actors, this book challenges the notion that the international rights order was imposed on an unwilling and marginalized Third World. Far from being excluded, Asian, African, and Middle Eastern diplomats were powerful agents in both advancing and later obstructing the promotion of human rights.

Visual Arts and the Law

A Handbook for Professionals
Author: Ms Judith B Prowda
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1848221320
Category: Art
Page: 280
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This essential handbook offers art professionals and collectors an accessible legal analysis of important principles in art law, as well as a practical guide to legal rights when creating, buying, selling and collecting art in a global market. Although the book is international in scope, there is a particular focus on the US as a major art centre and the site of countless key international court cases. This authoritative but accessible and wide-ranging volume is essential reading for arts advisors, collectors, dealers, auction houses, museums, investors, artists, attorneys and students of art and law.

Textbook on International Human Rights


Author: Rhona K. M. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198746210
Category: Law
Page: 456
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Textbook on International Human Rights provides a concise introduction for students new to the subject. Clearly written and broad in scope, this popular text gives a concise introduction to international human rights, including regional systems of protection and the key substantive rights. The author skilfully guides students through the complexities of the subject, making it accessible to those withlittle or no prior legal knowledge. Key cases and areas of debate are highlighted throughout, and a wealth of references to cases and further readings provided at the end of each chapter. Online Resource CentreThis book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which contains links to the full cases referenced at the end of each chapter as well as a list of annotated web links to aid further study.

The Law of International Human Rights Protection


Author: Walter Kälin,Jörg Künzli
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191018686
Category: Political Science
Page: 592
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Human rights are invoked on many occasions. But are they more than lofty values and abstract principles? In providing a concise but comprehensive overview of international human rights protection at the global and regional levels, this book offers an introduction to the ideas, conceptual underpinnings, and doctrine of international human rights law including the sources, legal nature, and scope of application of human rights obligations. The issues of implementation and enforceability at the domestic, regional, and universal level are explored, and the impact of the recently established Human Rights Council is assessed. The substantive guarantees covering economic, social, and cultural as well as civil and political rights based on the case law of UN treaty bodies and relevant regional courts are evaluated. This book shows that human rights are real rights creating legal entitlements for those who are protected by them and imposing legal obligations on those bound by them. It explores the various mechanisms set up by the international community to monitor the implementation of human rights guarantees and to decide individual cases brought to the attention of human rights courts and quasi-judicial bodies at the international level. Its last part contains a detailed exploration of the meanings of human rights guarantees, such as the right to life, the prohibition of torture, non-discrimination, economic rights, and many others.

Immigration Law and Procedure in a Nutshell


Author: David S. Weissbrodt,Laura Danielson
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314199447
Category: Law
Page: 718
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This compact, comprehensive title offers an expert overview of the history, constitutional authority, statutory provisions, regulations, structure, procedure, administrative process, and ethical principles of immigration law and practice.

Applying an International Human Rights Framework to State Budget Allocations

Rights and Resources
Author: Rory O'Connell,Aoife Nolan,Colin Harvey,Mira Dutschke,Eoin Rooney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136026320
Category: Law
Page: 256
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Human rights based budget analysis projects have emerged at a time when the United Nations has asserted the indivisibility of all human rights and attention is increasingly focused on the role of non-judicial bodies in promoting and protecting human rights. This book seeks to develop the human rights framework for such budget analyses, by exploring the international law obligations of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) in relation to budgetary processes. The book outlines international experiences and comparative practice in relation to economic and social rights budget analysis and budgeting. The book sets out an ICESCR-based methodology for analysing budget and resource allocations and focuses on the legal obligation imposed on state parties by article 2(1) of ICESCR to progressively realise economic and social rights to 'the maximum of available resources'. Taking Northern Ireland as a key case study, the book demonstrates and promotes the use of a ‘rights-based’ approach in budgetary decision-making. The book will be relevant to a global audience currently considering how to engage in the budget process from a human rights perspective. It will be of interest to students and researchers of international human rights law and public law, as well as economic and social rights advocacy and lobbying groups.

Balancing Competing Human Rights Claims in a Diverse Society

Institutions, Policy, Principles
Author: Lorne Foster,Lesley A. Jacobs,Shaheen Azmi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781552213117
Category: Political Science
Page: 484
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Explores the dilemma of balancing competing human rights in diverse societies where the claim to a right by one individual or group directly affects another's claim.