An Encyclopedia of Human Rights in the United States

Author: H. Victor Condé

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781592372904

Category: Human rights

Page: 1835

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This resource surveys the legal protection of human dignity in the United States, examines the sources of human rights norms, cites key legal cases, explains the role of international governmental and non-governmental organizations, and charts global, regional, and UN human rights measures. --from publisher description.
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Human Rights in the United States

Beyond Exceptionalism

Author: Shareen Hertel,Kathryn Libal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139499521

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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This book brings to light emerging evidence of a shift toward a fuller engagement with international human rights norms and their application to domestic policy dilemmas in the United States. The volume offers a rich history, spanning close to three centuries, of the marginalization of human rights discourse in the United States. Contributors analyze cases of US human rights advocacy aimed at addressing persistent inequalities within the United States itself, including advocacy on the rights of persons with disabilities; indigenous peoples; lone mother-headed families; incarcerated persons; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people; and those displaced by natural disasters. It also explores key arenas in which legal scholars, policy practitioners and grassroots activists are challenging multiple divides between 'public' and 'private' spheres (for example, in connection with children's rights and domestic violence) and between 'public' and 'private' sectors (specifically, in relation to healthcare and business and human rights).
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Encyclopedia of Human Rights in the United States, Third Edition

Author: Charles F. Gelsinger

Publisher: Grey House Publishing

ISBN: 9781682173466

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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This two-volume set offers easy to grasp explanations of the basic concepts and laws in the field, with emphasis on human rights in the historical, political, and legal experience of the United States. This indispensable resource surveys the legal protection of human dignity in the United States, examines the sources of human rights norms, cites key legal cases, explains the role of international governmental and non-governmental organizations, and charts global, regional, and UN human rights measures.
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Human Rights in the Constitutional Law of the United States

Author: Michael J. Perry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107038367

Category: Law

Page: 185

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"In the period since the end of the Second World War, there has emerged what has never before existed: a truly global morality--specifically, a global political morality. That morality, which I call "the morality of human rights", consists both of a fundamental imperative, which serves as the normative ground of human rights, and of various human rights--of various rights, that is, recognized by the great majority of the countries of the world as human rights"--
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Making the connections

human rights in the United States

Author: Kate Washburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 44

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Human Rights in the United States

A Dictionary and Documents

Author: Rita Cantos Cartwright,H. Victor Condé

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Human rights

Page: 931

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This book provides a documents section containing 59 conventions, treaties, and protocols related to the most up-to-date international action on ethnic cleansing, freedom of expression and religion, and violence against women. It offers 240 dictionary entries of human rights terms--ranging from asylum to cultural relativism to hate crimes to torture. Each entry discusses the significance of the term, gives examples, and cites appropriate documents and court decisions.
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Implementing U.S. Human Rights Policy

Agendas, Policies, and Practices

Author: Debra Liang-Fenton,United States Institute of Peace

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781929223480

Category: Political Science

Page: 499

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Since the 1970s, the promotion of human rights has been an explicit goal of U.S. foreign policy. Successive presidents have joined with senators and representatives, hundreds of NGOs, and millions of ordinary citizens in deploring human rights abuses and urging that American power and influence be used to right such wrongs. Vigorous debates, bold declarations, and well-crafted legislation have shaped numerous policies designed to counter abuses and promote U.S. values across the globe.But have such policies actually worked?This incomparable volume answers that question by spotlighting no fewer than 14 cases spanning four continents and 25 years. In each case, a distinguished author charts efforts to implement U.S. policy and highlights the problems encountered. The chapters explore the interaction between competing moral, economic, and security considerations; examine the different challenges facing policymakers in Washington and practitioners in-country; and assess what worked, what did not work, and why. Throughout, the emphasis is on discovering useful lessons and offering practical advice to those considering new initiatives or trying to improve existing efforts.Packed with insights, "Implementing U.S. Human Rights Policy" offers an even-handed and highly readable synopsis of the major human rights challenges of our times.
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Justice in the United States

Human Rights and the U.S. Constitution

Author: Judith R. Blau,Alberto Moncada

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742545601

Category: Political Science

Page: 285

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All populations, including people living in the United States experience new vulnerabilities with globalization. Peoples' jobs are threatened; there are pressures to migrate; and environmental degradation is epidemic. Immense wealth is concentrated in the hands of a tiny elite. Other countries have revised their constitutions to protect their citizens from these turbulent forces. The US is a major exception, and this book proposes how Americans might think about constitutional revisions.
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Hidden Lives and Human Rights in the United States: Understanding the Controversies and Tragedies of Undocumented Immigration [3 volumes]

Author: Lois Ann Lorentzen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440828482

Category: Political Science

Page: 1106

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The most comprehensive collection of essays on undocumented immigration to date, covering issues not generally found anywhere else on the subject. Three fascinating volumes feature the latest research from the country's top immigration scholars. • Discusses topics rarely covered, including sexual migration, religion, values, and mental health • Features essays across disciplines in the fields of psychology, law, politics, social work, public policy, history, education, and health • Includes tables, maps, photos, and a bibliography for each volume to provide visual interest and additional learning opportunities • Probes the latest controversies centered on recent immigration legislation in Arizona, Georgia, and Alabama • Familiarizes readers with history, theories, and legislation related to undocumented migration in the United States
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Hidden Lives and Human Rights in the United States

Understanding the Controversies and Tragedies of Undocumented Immigration

Author: Lois Ann Lorentzen

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: 9781440828478

Category: Political Science

Page: 1106

View: 922

The most comprehensive collection of essays on undocumented immigration to date, covering issues not generally found anywhere else on the subject. Three fascinating volumes feature the latest research from the country's top immigration scholars. * Discusses topics rarely covered, including sexual migration, religion, values, and mental health * Features essays across disciplines in the fields of psychology, law, politics, social work, public policy, history, education, and health * Includes tables, maps, photos, and a bibliography for each volume to provide visual interest and additional learning opportunities * Probes the latest controversies centered on recent immigration legislation in Arizona, Georgia, and Alabama * Familiarizes readers with history, theories, and legislation related to undocumented migration in the United States
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Human Rights in Nicaragua

1985-1986

Author: N.A

Publisher: Human Rights Watch

ISBN: 9780938579304

Category: Civil rights

Page: 149

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Human Rights in Our Own Backyard

Injustice and Resistance in the United States

Author: William T. Armaline,Davita Silfen Glasberg,Bandana Purkayastha

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812222571

Category: Political Science

Page: 325

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Most Americans assume that the United States provides a gold standard for human rights--a 2007 survey found that 80 percent of U.S. adults believed that "the U.S. does a better job than most countries when it comes to protecting human rights." As well, discussions among scholars and public officials in the United States frame human rights issues as concerning people, policies, or practices "over there." By contrast, the contributors to this volume argue that many of the greatest immediate and structural threats to human rights, and some of the most significant efforts to realize human rights in practice, can be found in our own backyard. Human Rights in Our Own Backyard examines the state of human rights and responses to human rights issues, drawing on sociological literature and perspectives to interrogate assumptions of American exceptionalism. How do people in the U.S. address human rights issues? What strategies have they adopted, and how successful have these strategies been? Essays are organized around key conventions of human rights, focusing on the relationships between human rights and justice, the state and the individual, civil rights and human rights, and group rights versus individual rights. The contributors are united by a common conception of the human rights enterprise as a process involving not only state-defined and implemented rights but also human rights from below as promoted by activists.
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Human Rights and Social Policy in the 21st Century

A History of the Idea of Human Rights and Comparison of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights with United States Federal and State Constitutions

Author: Joseph Wronka

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761810117

Category: History

Page: 304

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Previous edition, 1st, published in 1992.
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Latina Rights and Justice in the United States

Author: José Luis Morín

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594604065

Category: Political Science

Page: 358

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A much-needed and thought-provoking examination of a significant and growing population within the United States, Latino/a Rights and Justice in the United States explores the inequalities and injustices that Latino/a communities confront in the United States. Author Jos Luis Morn provides a deeper understanding of the historical and contemporary Latino/a experience of discrimination and economic and social injustice and presents insights into the elusiveness of equality and fairness for Latinos/as in the United States. Offering ideas on how to reduce bias and other inequities within the justice system and the greater society, Morn calls for alternative approaches to working with Latino/a youths and families and a broadening of existing concepts of rights and justice in the United States. Drawing the link between the international and domestic dimensions of the Latino/a presence in the United States, Morn incorporates international human rights norms and principles of economic, social, and cultural rights to address the persistent inequalities and injustices that Latino/a communities confront in the United States. The second edition provides new and expanded coverage about racial and ethnic bias in law enforcement and the criminal justice system, citizenship rights, immigration and crime, Latinos/as and U.S. prisons, the contemporary street gang phenomenon, and Latinos/as in the post-9/11 era. Meticulous in presenting facts and research, Latino/a Rights and Justice in the United States often challenges conventional ideas and popular myths about Latinos/as on these and other topics.
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The United States and Human Rights

Looking Inward and Outward

Author: David P. Forsythe

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803220089

Category: Law

Page: 404

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