e-books in Human Rights category
by Rikke Frank Jorgensen - The MIT Press , 2019
Contributors from across law and media studies examine the state of human rights in today's platform society. The authors consider the 'datafication' of society, including the economic model of data extraction and the conceptualization of privacy.
by Gerhard Ernst, Jan-Christoph Heilinger - De Gruyter Open , 2011
The book identifies two major issues that call for conceptual clarification in order to better understand human rights claims: the question of how to justify human rights and the tension between universal normative claims and particular moralities.
by Sonja Schillings - Dartmouth College Press , 2016
The book draws attention to a century-old narrative pattern that not only underlies the legal category of enemies of the state, but more generally informs interpretations of imperial expansion, and protest against government-sponsored oppression.
by Susanne Kaul, David Kim - De Gruyter Open Ltd , 2015
Why are human rights considered inviolable norms although many countries around the globe violate them? This paradox seems reducible to the discrepancy between idealism and reality in humanitarian affairs, but this book complicates this picture ...
by Ian Vasquez, Tanja Porcnik - Fraser Institute , 2015
The Human Freedom Index is the most comprehensive measure of freedom ever created for a large number of countries around the globe. It captures the degree to which people are free to enjoy major liberties such as freedom of speech, religion, etc.
by Marie Mercat-Bruns - University of California Press , 2016
Powerful and incisive, the book examines issues such as racial and religious bias, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and equality for LGBT individuals, highlighting comparisons that will further discussions on human rights across borders.
by M. Anne Brown - Manchester University Press , 2002
This book argues for greater openness in the ways we approach human rights and international rights promotion, and brings some new understanding to old debates. It casts human rights as a language for probing the political dimensions of suffering.
- Office of the Attorney General , 1998
This is a summary of women's rights in important areas such as employment, economic independence, education, housing, health care, domestic relations, violent crimes and child care. It also provides other valuable information related to those rights.
by Todd Landman - Bloomsbury Academic , 2013
The author combines an overview of the key theoretical models of democracy and human rights with a state-of-the-art survey which reports on trade-offs between achievements, set-backs and challenges in some of the world's 'hotspots'.
by Conor Gearty - Cambridge University Press , 2006
In this set of three essays, originally presented in 2005, Conor Gearty considers whether human rights can survive the challenges of the war on terror, the revival of political religion, and the steady erosion of the world's natural resources.
by Deborah Colson, Avi Cover - Human Rights First , 2008
The book finds the Bush Administration has undercut its own intended use of the military commission system at Guantanamo Bay by allowing the admission of coerced evidence. The report focuses on six prisoners who have alleged abuse while in custody.
by Kevin Bales, Laurel Fletcher, Eric Stover - Human Rights Center , 2004
Because forced labor is hidden, inhumane, widespread, and criminal, sustained and coordinated efforts by U.S. law enforcement, social service providers, and the general public are needed to expose and eradicate this illicit trade.
by Toby Mendel - UNESCO , 2008
This book makes a significant contribution to the existing literature on freedom of information. It will be a valuable resource to the many people all over the world who wish to promote effective legal guarantees for the right to information.
by Miriam Gani, Penelope Mathew - ANU E Press , 2008
This book engages critically with the metaphor of war in the context of terrorism. The authors write about terrorism from the perspective of international law, public and constitutional law, criminal law and criminology, and legal theory.
- DePaul University College of Law , 2002
This second revised edition includes the expanded findings of trafficking of women and children for purposes of commercial sexual exploitation in the Americas. Included are the regional overview of Belize, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, etc.
by Rex Brynen, Roula El Rifai - I. B. Tauris , 2007
This book explores the challenges which the return of refugees to a future Palestinian state would generate. The book addresses key practical questions, such as how the repatriation of refugees would affect the Palestinian economy.
by George Kent - Georgetown University Press , 2005
Worldwide hunger is best addressed as a human rights issue. Kent analyzes the current deplorable state of world hunger and malnutrition, demonstrating how governments, not food shortages or climates or famine, are to blame.
- Human Rights Watch , 2003
Guerrilla in Colombia rely on child combatants, who have committed atrocities and are even made to execute other children. This is the first report published on this issue, it documents how illegal armies have recruited increasing numbers of children.