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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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China, the United Nations, and Human Rights: The Limits of Compliance (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights)
China, the United Nations, and Human Rights: The Limits of Compliance (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights)
by Ann Kent
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Selected by Choice magazine as a Outstanding Academic Book for 2000Nelson Mandela once said, Human rights have become the focal point of international relations. This has certainly become true in American relations with the People's Republic of China... (read more)

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We Were Taught to Plant Corn Not to Kill: Secrets Behind the Silence of the Mayan People
We Were Taught to Plant Corn Not to Kill: Secrets Behind the Silence of the Mayan People
by Douglas Stuart London
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My name is Tax'a Leon and this book is about my family and my people, the K'iche' Maya. My father was murdered three years ago. I still have my mother and 12 brothers and sisters. Nothing was done to solve the murder of my father or the people that turn... (read more)

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Inside America's Concentration Camps: Two Centuries of Internment and Torture
Inside America's Concentration Camps: Two Centuries of Internment and Torture
by James Dickerson
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Xenophobia, paranoia, and racism have long challenged democracy, a battle played out dramatically in the concentration camps that were built, staffed, and filled with adults and children under the orders of the U.S. government. Beginning in the... (read more)

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The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days
The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days
by Karen Greenberg
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Named one of the Washington Post Book World's Best Books of 2009, The Least Worst Place offers a gripping narrative account of the first one hundred days of Guantanamo. Greenberg, one of America's leading experts on the Bush Administration's policies on... (read more)

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Peace Agreements and Human Rights
Peace Agreements and Human Rights
by Christine Bell
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This book examines the place of human rights in peace agreements against the backdrop of international legal provision. The introductory analysis draws on a review of many peace agreements, while the body of the book focuses on the peace agreements in... (read more)

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Torture and Twilight of Empire (07 Edition)
Torture and Twilight of Empire (07 Edition)
by Lazreg
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"This book interprets torture not as an incidental if frequent characteristic of neocolonial conflict, but as one of its major elements. Using the Algerian war as a case study, Lazreg argues that to the French forces the psychological and political... (read more)

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Civil Liberties Law: The Human Rights ACT Era
Civil Liberties Law: The Human Rights ACT Era
by David Bonner
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Civil Liberties Law: The Human Rights Act Era is a major new work which charts the ongoing transformation of the civil liberties tradition in the United Kingdom. It explores the euphoria and the scepticism surrounding the introduction of the Human Rights... (read more)

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Performative Revolution in Egypt (11 Edition)
Performative Revolution in Egypt (11 Edition)
by Alexander
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As the Egyptian revolution unfolded throughout 2011 and the ensuing years, no one was better positioned to comment on it—and try to push it in productive directions—than best-selling novelist and political commentator Alaa Al-Aswany. For years... (read more)

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Surviving Peace: A Political Memoir
Surviving Peace: A Political Memoir
by Olivera Simic
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How do you pick up the pieces after your life is shattered by war? How do you continue living when your country no longer exists, your language is no longer spoken and your family is divided, not just by distance but by politics too? What happens when... (read more)

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The History of Human Rights: From Ancient Times to the Globalization Era
The History of Human Rights: From Ancient Times to the Globalization Era
by Micheline Ishay
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"This well-written book, chock-full of knowledge, presents a history of the idea, or ideas, of human rights through the prism of the author's thoughtful views on key controversies that bedevil human rights discourse to this day."and#151;Professor Sir... (read more)

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Geopiracy
Geopiracy
by Joel Wainwright
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Geopiracy delivers a critique of the 'Bowman expeditions'—a project through which geographers, with funding from the US Army, are mapping the 'human terrain' of foreign lands. Since the beginning of the controversy surrounding the Bowman... (read more)

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On the Frontlines: Gender, War, and the Post-Conflict Process
On the Frontlines: Gender, War, and the Post-Conflict Process
by Fionnuala Ni Aolain
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Gender oppression has been a feature of war and conflict throughout human history, yet until fairly recently, little attention was devoted to addressing the consequences of violence and discrimination experienced by women in post-conflict states... (read more)

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I Believe in Zero: Learning from the World's Children
I Believe in Zero: Learning from the World's Children
by Caryl M Stern
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First-hand, human stories of hope, resilience, determination, and family: a call to see the world's children as our own, by the President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF In I Believe in ZERO, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Caryl... (read more)

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Implementing the Un Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Standard of Living Adequate for Development
Implementing the Un Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Standard of Living Adequate for Development
by Arlene Bowers Andrews
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The human right to survive and develop, a fundamental premise of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, can be attained only if adequate living conditions are secured for the child. In this book, an international, interdisciplinary group of... (read more)

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Creating Human Rights: How Noncitizens Made Sex Persecution Matter to the World (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights)
Creating Human Rights: How Noncitizens Made Sex Persecution Matter to the World (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights)
by Lisa S Alfredson
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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2009Creating Human Rights offers the first systematic study of a pioneering women's refugee movement and its challenge, as an international trigger case, to more conventional paths toward... (read more)

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Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
by Greg Mortenson and Mike Bryan
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If you're feeling crushed by the grim news reports of our ongoing, never-ending overseas warfare, replenish your spirit with Stones into Schools. This remarkable book from the author of Three Cups of Tea will pull you out of your seat and send you into... (read more)

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Oxford European Human Rights Series #1: Freedom of Religion Under the European Convention on Human Rights
Oxford European Human Rights Series #1: Freedom of Religion Under the European Convention on Human Rights
by Carolyn Evans
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Freedom of religion and belief is a central right set out in international human rights treaties. This book provides a detailed analysis of this law as developed under the European Convention on Human Rights. It takes a critical view of the restrictive... (read more)

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On the Margins of the World (08 Edition)
On the Margins of the World (08 Edition)
by Agier
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Fifty million people in the world today are victims of forced relocation caused by wars and violence. This remarkable book sheds light on the process of dislocation and quarantine which is affecting an ever-growing proportion of the world's population.... (read more)

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