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Imagining Human Rights
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 ...
The Human Freedom Index
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.
Discrimination at Work: Comparing European, French, and American Law
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.
Human Rights and the Borders of Suffering
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.
Women's Rights Handbook
- 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.
Human Rights and Democracy: The Precarious Triumph of Ideals
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'.
Can Human Rights Survive?
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.
Tortured Justice: Using Coerced Evidence to Prosecute Terrorist Suspects
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.
Imbalance of Powers
- Lawyers Committee for Human Rights , 2003
This report examines a wide range of actions taken by the United States government over the last six months (the booklet is published in 2003) in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
A Gay Humanist Manifesto
by Alan Keslian - Gayles Books , 2011
This booklet gives a gay perspective on humanist beliefs. It counters the rejection of same sex attraction on moral and religious grounds. It argues for a positive outlook on the place of lesbians and gay men in the modern world.
Hidden Slaves: Forced Labor in the United States
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.
Freedom of Information
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.
Fresh Perspectives on the 'War on Terror'
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.
In Modern Bondage: Sex Trafficking in the Americas
- DePaul University College of Law , 2005
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.
Palestinian Refugees: Challenges of Repatriation and Development
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.
Freedom from Want: The Human Right to Adequate Food
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.
You'll Learn Not to Cry: Child Combatants in Colombia
- 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.