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Inter-American System of Human Rights
Inter-American System of Human Rights
by D. J. 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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Divided World: Human Rights and Its Violence (10 Edition)
Divided World: Human Rights and Its Violence (10 Edition)
by Randall Williams
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Taking a critical view of a venerated international principle, Randall Williams shows how the concept of human rights—often taken for granted as a force for good in the world—corresponds directly with U.S. imperialist aims. Citing... (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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Human Rights in Asia Values and Legal Systems, with Comparisons to France and the United States (Routledge Law in Asia)
Human Rights in Asia Values and Legal Systems, with Comparisons to France and the United States (Routledge Law in Asia)
by Randall P. Peerenboom
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This book considers how human rights are viewed and implemented in Asia. It covers not just civil and political rights, but also social and economic rights, and cultural rights. It discusses the problems arising from the fact that ideas of human rights... (read more)

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Human Rights At the Un (07 Edition)
Human Rights At the Un (07 Edition)
by 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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Innocence and Victimhood: Gender, Nation, and Women's Activism in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina (Critical Human Rights)
Innocence and Victimhood: Gender, Nation, and Women's Activism in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina (Critical Human Rights)
by Elissa Helms
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Following World War II, the communist government of Poland forcibly relocated the country's Ukrainian minority by means of a Soviet-Polish population exchange and then a secretly planned action code-named Operation Vistula. In Scattered, Diana Howansky... (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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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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The Death Penalty: A Worldwide Perspective
The Death Penalty: A Worldwide Perspective
by Roger Hood
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The fifth edition of this highly praised study charts and explains the progress that continues to be made towards the goal of worldwide abolition of the death penalty. The majority of nations have now abolished the death penalty and the number of... (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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Liberation by Oppression (Ppr)
Liberation by Oppression (Ppr)
by Thomas Stephen Szasz
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The book is readable and challenging; readers will never see psychiatry in the same way again. -- Choice ReviewsOriginally called mad-doctoring, psychiatry began in the seventeenth century with the establishing of madhouses and the legal empowering of... (read more)

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Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World
Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World
by Samantha Power
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In this perfect match of author and subject, Pulitzer Prize-winner Samantha Power tackles the life of Sergio Vieira de Mello, whose work for the U.N. before his 2003 death in Iraq was emblematic of moral struggle on the global stage. Power has drawn on a... (read more)

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The Unheard Truth: Poverty and Human Rights
The Unheard Truth: Poverty and Human Rights
by Irene Khan
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In our rapidly globalizing age with economic growth occurring in almost every corner of the world, it is easy to forget that more than one billion people still live on less than one dollar a day. Poverty is the worst human-rights crisis in the world... (read more)

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Power of Human Rights : International Norms and Domestic Change (99 Edition)
Power of Human Rights : International Norms and Domestic Change (99 Edition)
by Thomas Risse
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Shows how global human rights norms have influenced national government practices in eleven countries around the world.... (read more)

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Speaking Out on Human Rights: Debating Canada's Human Rights System
Speaking Out on Human Rights: Debating Canada's Human Rights System
by Pearl Eliadis
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Canadians like to see themselves as champions of human rights in the international community. Closer to home, however, the human rights system in Canada - particularly its public institutions such as commissions and tribunals - has been the object of... (read more)

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Speaking Out on Human Rights: Debating Canada's Human Rights System
Speaking Out on Human Rights: Debating Canada's Human Rights System
by Pearl Eliadis
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Canadians like to see themselves as champions of human rights in the international community. Closer to home, however, the human rights system in Canada - particularly its public institutions such as commissions and tribunals - has been the object of... (read more)

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Trafficking Women's Human Rights (11 Edition)
Trafficking Women's Human Rights (11 Edition)
by Julietta Hua
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The history of human beings bought and sold, forced into lives of abject servitude or sexual slavery, is a story as old as civilization and yet still of global concern today. How this story is told, Julietta Hua argues, says much about our cultural... (read more)

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Human Rights Film Festivals: Activism in Context
Human Rights Film Festivals: Activism in Context
by Sonia M. Tascon
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Human rights film festivals have been steadily growing in number in recent years. They are all bound by a common thread, human rights, and yet show distinctly different films. What leads them to be so different, and how is the universalism of human... (read more)

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Vulnerability and Human Rights (Essays on Human Rights)
Vulnerability and Human Rights (Essays on Human Rights)
by Bryan S. Turner, Professor
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The mass violence of the twentieth century’s two world wars—followed more recently by decentralized and privatized warfare, manifested in terrorism, ethnic cleansing, and other localized forms of killing—has led to a heightened... (read more)

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