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

Page: 336

View: 1712

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

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

View: 3865

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.

International Human Rights

Problems of Law, Policy, and Practice

Author: Richard B. Lillich

Publisher: Aspen Pub

ISBN: 9780735555570

Category: Law

Page: 1176

View: 1187

This long-awaited revision presents a refreshing new alternative for students and instructors. INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS: Problems of Law, Policy, and Practice, Fourth Edition, takes a problem-oriented approach to covering all global and regional human rights systems as they currently operate, along with a discussion of the theoretical foundations of human rights, US foreign policy and human rights, and key current issues. This student-friendly casebook: retains a problem-oriented focus designed to help students understand contemporary debates about human rights from a political as well as a legal perspective addresses practical issues of implementation, as well as recent developments in substantive human rights jurisprudence in Europe, Latin America, and national courts contrasts differing views on the theory and practice of humanitarian intervention in Kosovo, Rwanda, Darfur, and elsewhere discusses the theoretical foundations of human rights and cultural relativism examines historical developments in human rights as well as current problems This significant revision addresses the many changes in human rights over the last 10 years, with: the additional insight of two new authors: James Anaya has written several books and numerous articles about international human rights and the rights of Native Americans. Dinah Shelton is the author of two prize-winning books on human rights as well as many articles on international law, human rights law, and international environmental law. extensive new material alongside the best of the original Lillich and Hannum edition, carefully updated for todays classes a thorough discussion of the impact on human rights of the war on terrorism, including analysis of command responsibility for the mistreatment of prisoners in Abu Ghraib and the legality of detention without trial at Guantanamo new material on indigenous rights, the environment, and the responsibility of corporations and other non-state actors for human rights violations added discussions of freedom of expression and religion and the International Criminal Court An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/lillich4

Human Rights

Author: Louis Henkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781587780547

Category: Civil rights

Page: 1099

View: 8433

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

View: 8256

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.

Research Handbook on International Human Rights Law

Author: Sarah Joseph,Adam McBeth

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849803374

Category: Political Science

Page: 596

View: 7935

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.

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

View: 8089

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.

Asylum and the European Convention on Human Rights

Author: Nuala Mole,Catherine Meredith

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287168191

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 283

View: 1585

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.

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

View: 9594

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.

A Tragedy of Democracy

Japanese Confinement in North America

Author: Greg Robinson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231520123

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 6261

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.

Environment, Political Representation and the Challenge of Rights

Speaking for Nature

Author: Mihnea Tanasescu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137538953

Category: Political Science

Page: 199

View: 3762

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.

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

View: 2239

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.

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

View: 8302

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

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

View: 5855

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

View: 4179

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

View: 8499

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.

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

View: 5039

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

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

View: 3923

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.