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Transitional Justice in Peru
Transitional Justice in Peru
by Rebecca K. Root
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Between 1980 and 2000, Peru suffered an armed conflict, massive human rights violations, and the destruction of its democracy. Since then, peace and a return to democracy have allowed the country to embark on transitional justice. This has meant a Truth... (read more)

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The Secrets of Abu Ghraib Revealed: American Soldiers on Trial
The Secrets of Abu Ghraib Revealed: American Soldiers on Trial
by Christopher Graveline
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On April 28, 2004, 60 Minutes II broadcast the now-infamous photos of prisoner abuse by American soldiers at Abu Ghraib. The news quickly spread worldwide, undermining the U.S. presence in Iraq.Despite several Department of Defense investigations and... (read more)

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Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law #22: International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law #22: International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
by Rene Provost
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How do international human rights and humanitarian law protect vulnerable individuals in times of peace and war? Provost analyses systemic similarities and differences between the two to explore how they are each built to achieve their similar goal. He... (read more)

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We Shall Bear Witness: Life Narratives and Human Rights (Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography)
We Shall Bear Witness: Life Narratives and Human Rights (Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography)
by Meg Jensen
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An international array of human rights advocates, scholars, and survivor-writers examine the profound and complex impact of personal testimony about human rights abuses as expressed through autobiography, documentary film, report, oral history, blog, and... (read more)

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The Abolition of the Death Penalty in International Law
The Abolition of the Death Penalty in International Law
by William A. Schabas
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The second edition of William Schabas's highly-praised study of the abolition of the death penalty.... (read more)

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International Handbook of Human Rights
International Handbook of Human Rights
by Jack Donnelly
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This collection of essays on the current human rights climate in 19 countries includes Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, Israel, Poland, the USA, and USSR, and represents a variety of regimes, cultural traditions, and geographical areas. . . . For analysis of... (read more)

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The New York Review Abroad: Fifty Years of International Reportage
The New York Review Abroad: Fifty Years of International Reportage
by Robert B Silvers
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For the past fifty years, The New York Review of Books has covered virtually every international revolution and movement of consequence by dispatching the world’s most brilliant writers to write eyewitness accounts. The New York Review Abroad not... (read more)

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Human Rights Dilemmas in Contemporary Times: Issues & Answers
Human Rights Dilemmas in Contemporary Times: Issues & Answers
by Ashraful Hasan
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This study examines and analyzes human rights issues from a comparative perspective. As the concept of universal human rights gains increasing acceptance in the international community, it has come into conflict with formulations of human rights existing... (read more)

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Inter-American System of Human Rights
Inter-American System of Human Rights
by David Harris
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This book gives a fresh and fascinating analytical account of the Inter-American Convention of Human Rights, a pact that includes substantive guarantees of economic, social, and cultural rights. These guarantees are examined not only from the US... (read more)

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Bait and Switch (2ND 08 Edition)
Bait and Switch (2ND 08 Edition)
by Julie Mertus
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In the second edition Mertus continues to show that America's attempts to promote human rights abroad have, paradoxically, undermined those rights in other countries, including new sections on the second half of the Bush administration and the Iraq War... (read more)

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China's Peaceful Rise in a Global Context: A Domestic Aspect of China's Road Map to Democratization
China's Peaceful Rise in a Global Context: A Domestic Aspect of China's Road Map to Democratization
by Jinghao Zhou
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China's rise has become inevitable, but there is no agreement about whether China will rise peacefully or pose a threat to the United States. The author asserts that both theories of China threat and peaceful rise failed to address China's central... (read more)

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Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Sharia Law
Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Sharia Law
by Nonie Darwish
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"Cruel and Usual Punishment" is an insider's look at how Muslims sacrifice their basic human rights to obey the archaic and brutal laws handed down to their prophet centuries ago.... (read more)

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The Rights of Refugees Under International Law
The Rights of Refugees Under International Law
by James C. Hathaway
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The first comprehensive analysis of the human rights of refugees under international law.... (read more)

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Human Rights at the UN: The Political History of Universal Justice (United Nations Intellectual History Project)
Human Rights at the UN: The Political History of Universal Justice (United Nations Intellectual History Project)
by Roger Normand
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Human rights activists Roger Normand and Sarah Zaidi provide a broad political history of the emergence and development of the human rights movement in the 20th century through the crucible of the United Nations, focusing on the hopes and expectations... (read more)

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Human Rights, Regionalism and the Dilemmas of Democracy in Africa
Human Rights, Regionalism and the Dilemmas of Democracy in Africa
by Lennart Wohlgemuth
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It has often been argued that the concept of human rights is an artefact of modern Western civilisation, that human rights in the South are privileges conferred. These approaches have taken little cognisance of the place accorded to the societal rights... (read more)

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Torture: Religious Ethics and National Security
Torture: Religious Ethics and National Security
by John Perry
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Until recently, torture was chiefly associated with foreign juntas or other notorious human rights abusers. In light of the war on terror this has changed dramatically. Whether it is the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, the policy of extraordinary... (read more)

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Remedies in International Human Rights Law
Remedies in International Human Rights Law
by Dinah Shelton
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This fully revised and updated new edition of Remedies in International Human Rights Law provides a comprehensive treatment of remedies for human rights violations and reviews the jurisprudence of international tribunals on these violations. It provides... (read more)

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Nijhoff Law Specials, Racism and Human Rights
Nijhoff Law Specials, Racism and Human Rights
by Raphael Walden
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The topical and thought-provoking articles in this volume have been contributed by leading authorities and discuss some of the key issues currently facing the human rights community.Many were originally circulated by the CCJO as its contribution to the... (read more)

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A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq
A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq
by Thomas Cushman
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Current debate over the motives, ideological justifications, and outcomes of the war with Iraq have been strident and polarizing. A Matter of Principle is the first volume gathering critical voices from around the world to offer an alternative... (read more)

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Law Against the State: Ethnographic Forays Into Law's Transformations (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society)
Law Against the State: Ethnographic Forays Into Law's Transformations (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society)
by Julia (edt) Eckert
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A collection of rich, empirically grounded case studies which investigates the conditions and consequences of 'juridification' the use of law by ordinary individuals as a form of protest against 'the state'. Starting from the actual practices of... (read more)

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