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Global Obligations for the Right to Food
Global Obligations for the Right to Food
by George Kent
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A child may be born into a poor country, but not a poor world. If global human rights are to be meaningful, they must be universal. Global Obligations for the Right to Food assesses the nature and depth of the global responsibility to provide adequate... (read more)

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The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights: Institutionalising Human Rights in Southeast Asia
The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights: Institutionalising Human Rights in Southeast Asia
by Hsien-li Tan
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This assessment of progress in Southeast Asia on human rights begins in the wake of the 'Asian values' debate and culminates in the formal regional institutionalisation of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR). Chapters examine... (read more)

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Truth Commissions and Transitional Societies: The Impact on Human Rights and Democracy (Security and Governance)
Truth Commissions and Transitional Societies: The Impact on Human Rights and Democracy (Security and Governance)
by Eric Wiebelhaus-brahm
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This book uses a multi-method approach to examine the impact of truth commissions on subsequent human rights protection and democratic practice and features cross-national case studies on South Africa, El Salvador, Chile and Uganda.... (read more)

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Disabled People and the Right to Life: The Protection and Violation of Disabled People's Most Basic Human Right
Disabled People and the Right to Life: The Protection and Violation of Disabled People's Most Basic Human Right
by Luke Clements
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This book explores how disabled people's right to life is understood in different national contexts and the ways in which they are - or are not - afforded protection under the law, emphasizing the social, cultural and historical forces and circumstances... (read more)

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Burma: A Nation at the Crossroads
Burma: A Nation at the Crossroads
by Benedict Rogers
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The first major book on the contemporary situation in Burma -- at a fascinating time of fast-moving change in the country.      For more than 50 years, Burma has been ruled by a succession of military regimes which rank among the... (read more)

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Imagine Coexistence: Restoring Humanity After Violent Ethnic Conflict
Imagine Coexistence: Restoring Humanity After Violent Ethnic Conflict
by Antonia Chayes
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Based on an innovative pilot program that grew from the joint initiative and conference sponsored by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Harvard University, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, to examine the... (read more)

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Bosnia's Million Bones: Solving the World's Greatest Forensic Puzzle
Bosnia's Million Bones: Solving the World's Greatest Forensic Puzzle
by Christian Jennings
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The extraordinary story of how a team of international forensic scientists pioneered ground-breaking DNA technology to identify the bodies of thousands of victims of the Yugoslav Wars, and how their work is now giving justice to families from Iraq to... (read more)

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Taking a Stand: The Evolution of Human Rights
Taking a Stand: The Evolution of Human Rights
by Juan E Mendez
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Juan Méndez has experienced human rights abuse first hand. As a result of his work with political prisoners in the late 1970s, the Argentinean military dictatorship arrested, tortured, and held him for more than a year. During that time... (read more)

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Human Rights and Development
Human Rights and Development
by Peter Uvin
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Uvin (international humanitarian studies, Tufts University) examines the relationship between development aid and human rights violations and prescribes strategies for reducing conflict and improving outcomes. He specifically advances an analysis of... (read more)

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The Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law
The Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law
by Mark Denbeaux
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Perhaps nothing is more revealing about a person than what he or she reads. In 1938, when Freud was forced by the Nazis to flee Vienna, he brought with him to London a large portion of his annotated personal library. Reading Freud's Reading is a guided... (read more)

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Mediating Human Rights: Culture, Media and the Human Rights ACT
Mediating Human Rights: Culture, Media and the Human Rights ACT
by Lieve Gies
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Terror, Human Rights and the Media addresses how the relationship between security and civil liberties has been shaped by the media. Human rights have never been as ubiquitous as in the aftermath of the events of 9/11, when the security agenda rose to... (read more)

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Hidden Genocides: Power, Knowledge, Memory (Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights)
Hidden Genocides: Power, Knowledge, Memory (Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights)
by Alexander Laban Hinton, Prof.
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Why are some cases of genocide prominently remembered while others are ignored, hidden, or denied? In this collection, contributors approach the question from a variety of perspectives and case studies, including the suppression of discussion about... (read more)

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Voicing Demands: Feminist Activism in Transitional Contexts (Feminisms and Development)
Voicing Demands: Feminist Activism in Transitional Contexts (Feminisms and Development)
by Sohela Nazneen
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Voicing Demands is a collection of analytical narratives of what has happened to feminist voice, a key pathway to women's empowerment. These narratives depart from the existing debate on women's political engagement in formal institutions to examine... (read more)

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Reaping What You Sow: A Comparative Examination of Torture Reform in the United States, France, Argentina, and Israel (PSI Reports)
Reaping What You Sow: A Comparative Examination of Torture Reform in the United States, France, Argentina, and Israel (PSI Reports)
by Henry Frank Carey
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Reaping What You Sow: A Comparative Examination of Torture in France, Argentina, Israel, and the United StateS≪/i> presents a new angle in the study of this controversial practice by studying how these countries attempt to account for these secret... (read more)

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Civilising Globalisation: Human Rights and the Global Economy
Civilising Globalisation: Human Rights and the Global Economy
by David Kinley
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David Kinley provides an agenda for how we can protect and promote human rights without sacrificing global economic growth.... (read more)

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Human Rights at the Crossroads
Human Rights at the Crossroads
by Mark Goodale
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Since the end of the Cold War, there has been a dramatic expansion in both the international human rights system and the transnational networks of activists, development organizations, and monitoring agencies that partially reinforce it. Yet despite or... (read more)

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Human Rights Matters (08 Edition)
Human Rights Matters (08 Edition)
by Julie A. Mertus
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Among human rights advocates, dominant wisdom holds that the promotion and protection of human rights relies not on international efforts, but on domestic action. International institutions may capture news headlines, but it is national groups that... (read more)

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Freedom of Expression: Essays in Honour of Nicolas Bratza, President of the European Court of Human Rights
Freedom of Expression: Essays in Honour of Nicolas Bratza, President of the European Court of Human Rights
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Freedom of expression is one of the cornerstones of all democratic systems. Without it, ideas about how to protect the common good in our societies would be impoverished. A marketplace of ideas is essential for democracy to thrive. It is for this reason... (read more)

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The Genocide Debate: Politicians, Academics, and Victims
The Genocide Debate: Politicians, Academics, and Victims
by Donald W. Beachler
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An exploration of the political constraints and imperatives that motivate debates about genocide in the academic world and, to a lesser extent, policy choices in the political arena, this book is an analysis of the ways that political interests shape... (read more)

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Honor Killings in the Twenty-First Century
Honor Killings in the Twenty-First Century
by Nicole Pope
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Thousands of women are murdered every year by close relatives for allegedly violating an unwritten social code or rebelling against the patriarchal order. Other harmful practices such as forced marriage, child marriage, or bride exchange have been... (read more)

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