Humanity at Sea

Maritime Migration and the Foundations of International Law

Author: Itamar Mann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316785297

Category: Political Science

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This interdisciplinary study engages law, history, and political theory in a first attempt to crystallize the lessons the global 'refugee crisis' can teach us about the nature of international law. It connects the dots between the actions of Jewish migrants to Palestine after WWII, Vietnamese 'boatpeople', Haitian refugees seeking to reach Florida, Middle Eastern migrants and refugees bound to Australia, and Syrian refugees currently crossing the Mediterranean, and then legal responses by states and international organizations to these movements. Through its account of maritime migration, the book proposes a theory of human rights modelled around an encounter between individuals in which one of the parties is at great risk. It weaves together primary sources, insights from the work of twentieth-century thinkers such as Hannah Arendt and Emmanuel Levinas, and other legal materials to form a rich account of an issue of increasing global concern.

International Law and the Protection of People at Sea

Author: Irini Papanicolopulu

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192506463

Category: Law

Page: 288

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Media interest in the fates of people at sea has heightened across the last decade. The attacks and the hostage taking of victims by Somali pirates, and the treatment of migrants and asylum seekers in the Mediterranean, ask pressing questions, as does the sinking of the Costa Concordia off the Italian island of Giglio which, one hundred years after the Titanic capsized, reminded the world that, despite modern navigation systems and technology, shipping is still fallible. Do pirates have human rights? Can migrants at sea be turned back to the State from which they have sailed? How can the crews of vessels be protected against inhuman and degrading working and living conditions? And are States liable under international human rights treaties for arresting drug traffickers on the high seas? The first text to comprehensively compare the legal rights of different people at sea, Irini Papanicolopulu's timely text argues that there is an overarching duty of the state to protect people at sea and adopt all necessary acts with a view towards ensuring enjoyment of their rights. Rather than being in doubt, she reveals that the emerging law in this area is watertight.

Salz für die See

Author: Ruta Sepetys

Publisher: Königskinder

ISBN: 3646929227

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6690

Die letzten Kriegstage des Jahres 1945: Tausende Menschen flüchten aus Angst vor der Roten Armee nach Westen. Darunter Florian, ein deutscher Deserteur, Emilia, eine junge Polin, und Joana, eine litauische Krankenschwester. Eine Notgemeinschaft, in der jeder ein Geheimnis hat, das er nicht preisgeben will. Denn der Krieg hat sie Misstrauen gelehrt. Im eiskalten Winter wählt der kleine Flüchtlingstrek den lebensgefährlichen Weg über das zugefrorene Haff. In Gotenhafen, so heißt es, warte die Wilhelm Gustloff, um sie nach Westen zu bringen. Doch auch dort sind sie noch lange nicht in Sicherheit.


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Im Meer schwimmen Krokodile

Eine wahre Geschichte

Author: Fabio Geda

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen GmbH

ISBN: 3126669182


Page: 152

View: 7849

Nachdem Enaiat von seiner Mutter ausser Landes geschmuggelt wurde, erwacht er am nächsten Morgen allein. Seine Mutter hat ihn zurückgelassen und er hat nichts als seine Erinnerungen und drei Versprechen, die er ihr gegeben hat: keine Drogen, keine Waffen, niemals stehlen. Um ein besseres Leben in Freiheit zu finden, begibt er sich auf eine lange Reise von Afghanistan Richtung Westen. (Quelle: Buchumschlag verso).

Stones of Memory

Author: Thomas A. Easton

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1587150719

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

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The Great Falling Away

Volume I: the Biblical Age

Author: Adrian Salupo

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469102552

Category: Religion

Page: 569

View: 6371

This first volume of our Great Falling Away Series biblically explicates both the beginning and the end of the biblical age, while also revealing mankinds great falling away from a biblically-defined faith in God and His mortal, immortal, and eternal Messiah - Jesus the Christ of Bethlehem/Nazareth/Judea. The full title for this first book of our series is: "The Great Falling Away Volume I: The Biblical Age". This book is now available directly from Xlibris, as well as from on-line booksellers and retail bookstores everywhere. The second book of our Great Falling Away Series is entitled: "The Great Falling Away Volume II: Anti-Christ, Babylon, and the Bride of the Lamb". This second and final book in our Great Falling Away series is now completed, and is now also available directly from Xlibris, as well as from booksellers everywhere.

A World History of Art

Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694513

Category: Art

Page: 936

View: 2951

Expanded to include the latest discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the most recent developments in non-Western and modern art, this is an up-to-date and wide ranging history of art.

The Freedom of Being

At Ease with What Is

Author: Jan Frazier

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609258023

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 8447

Popular spiritual writer and teacher Jan Frazier shows how to move from emotional and mental turmoil to quiet joy and happiness in The Freedom of Being: At Ease with What Is. Frazier, the author of the bestselling When Fear Falls Away: The Story of a Sudden Awakening, offers practical and effective suggestions for developing "presentmoment" awareness as the key to awakening. Frazier shows how getting caught up in being on a spiritual journey often sustains the illusion of timespecifically some future time when you hope to awaken. But letting go of the idea of the future and staying focused in the present can give you access to a rich life free of suffering. "When you are hurting, or feeling very unawake, or dissatisfied with yourself, instead of saying 'I've got to change' or 'I've got to get enlightened,' step outside of the whole thing and simply observe your thoughts and feelings neutrally, without judgment. This nonjudgmental looking is transformative." Jan Frazier Whether you feel stuck in your life, or simply want to suffer less and live more consciously, The Freedom of Being offers a blueprint to make the shift into the present.

Der ehrliche Dieb

Commissario Montalbano hat ein Herz für kleine Sünder

Author: Andrea Camilleri


ISBN: 3732518132

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Ein Duell auf hoher See mit rätselhaftem Motiv. Ein Eifersuchtsdrama, in dem ein Aprikosenkern eine besondere Rolle spielt. Eine Serie von Diebstählen, bei denen der Täter einen Teil der Beute zurücklässt. Schon bei der Lösung seiner ersten Fälle zeigt sich Commissario Montalbanos unbestechlicher Blick für das allerkleinste, noch so unwichtig erscheinende Detail - immer um die Wahrheit bemüht, mit viel Herz für die Nöte kleiner Sünder, gesegnetem Appetit auf mediterrane Köstlichkeiten und stets auf der Suche nach Zeit für seine Verlobte Livia.

The IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law

Volume I: The Law of the Sea

Author: David Attard,Malgosia Fitzmaurice,Norman A. Martinez Gutierrez

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191509949

Category: Law

Page: 640

View: 1954

This three-volume Manual on International Maritime Law presents a systematic analysis of the history and contemporary development of international maritime law by leading contributors from across the world. Prepared in cooperation with the International Maritime Law Institute, the International Maritime Organization's research and training institute, this a uniquely comprehensive study of this fundamental area of international law. Volume I: The Law of the Sea addresses the major issues which arise in the law of the sea. It provides a detailed understanding of the historical development of the law of the sea; the role of the International Maritime Organization; the law surrounding maritime zones; the legal regime of islands; the international sea-bed area; the legal regime governing marine scientific research; the rights and obligations of land-locked and geographically disadvantaged states; the legal regime of Arctic and Antarctic; and the settlements of disputes. This volume also considers the ways in which human rights and the law of the sea interact. The forthcoming Volume II will address shipping law; Volume III will provide analysis of marine environmental law and maritime security law. The full three-volume Manual will set out the entirety of international maritime law, re-stating and re-examining its fundamental principles, how it is enacted, and the issues that are shaping its future. It will be a superlative resource for those working with or studying this area of law.

Humanity at the Limit

The Impact of the Holocaust Experience on Jews and Christians

Author: Michael Alan Signer

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253337399

Category: History

Page: 461

View: 1805

In this compelling volume, Jewish and Christian thinkers from Israel, Germany, and Eastern Europe, as well as the United States and Canada - among them scholars from the fields of history, theology, ethics, genetics, the arts, and literature - confront the legacy of the Holocaust and its continuing impact from the perspectives of their disciplines. The essays in this important interfaith, international, and interdisciplinary volume will leave readers pondering the unavoidable question: what, in view of the crimes of the Holocaust, is the nature of human nature? Five decades after the end of World War II, issues relating to the history and meaning of the Holocaust, far from fading from social consciousness, have, if anything intensified. New generations probe the past and its implications for understanding human behaviour.As fresh information about the particularities of the Holocaust comes to light, we know more and more about how these events happened, but the deeper question of why remains unanswered. In this compelling volume, Jewish and Christian thinkers from Israel, Germany, and Eastern Europe, as well as the United States and Canada, among them scholars from the fields of history, theology, ethics, genetics, the arts, and literature, confront the legacy of the Holocaust and its continuing impact from the perspectives of their disciplines. The issue of religion is central, as the Vatican's 1998 statement We Remember. Reflections on the Shoah prompts Jewish and Christian contributors to address issues of responsibility, evil, and justice within their concrete historical and social settings.

Moby- Dick

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101637714

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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Herman Melville's thrilling nautical adventure—a timeless allegory and an epic saga of heroic determination and conflict. At the heart of Moby-Dick is the powerful, unknowable sea—and Captain Ahab, a brooding, one-legged fanatic who has sworn vengeance on the mammoth white whale that crippled him. Narrated by Ishmael, a wayfarer who joins the crew of Ahab’s whaling ship, this is the story of that hair-raising voyage, and of the men who embraced hardship and nameless horrors as they dared to challenge God’s most dreaded creation and death itself for a chance at immortality. A novel that delves with astonishing vigor into the complex souls of men, Moby-Dick is an impassioned drama of the ultimate human struggle that the Atlantic Monthly called “the greatest of American novels.” With an Introduction by Elizabeth Renker and an Afterword by Christopher Buckley From the Paperback edition.

Reflections on the Contemporary Law of the Sea

Author: Helmut Tuerk

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004212574

Category: Law

Page: 211

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Reflections on the Contemporary Law of the Sea describes the development and the present state of the law of the sea, particularly in light of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, also drawing attention to some of the problems facing the international community.

Cries of the Sea

World Inequality, Sustainable Development and the Common Heritage of Humanity

Author: Peter B. Payoyo

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041105042

Category: Law

Page: 547

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A treasure lies at the bottom of the oceans. This treasure takes the form of a legal and ethical principle which may illuminate the potential for an enriching international community in a world of growing disparities. It is the principle of the Common Heritage of Humanity. The 1982 United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea delineated an Area and then proclaimed the Area and its resources 'the common heritage of mankind'. The author suggests that the terms 'common', 'heritage', and 'humanity' invite a larger perspective on the law underlying the Convention. Cries of the Sea provides a unique view of 'the deep blue sea' through the lens of the politics of international ocean law and policy and in particular through the exposition of the Common Heritage of Humanity as a fundamental principle of international law. The book explains why - and how - the Common Heritage principle constitutes an indispensable ingredient in any global programme for sustainable development. Legal philosophers and practitioners alike, in the ocean arena and beyond, will find that this work offers an intriguing intellectual and moral challenge. This book received the first Arvid Pardo Prize for outstanding scholarship on the Law of the Sea.

American Sea Literature: Seascapes, Beach Narratives, and Underwater Explorations

Author: S. Yamashiro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137463309

Category: History

Page: 125

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Implementing a never-before-seen approach to sea literature, American Sea Literature: Seascapes, Beach Narratives, and Underwater Explorations explores the role of American maritime activities and their cultural representations in literature. Differentiating between the 'terrestrial' and 'oceanic' as concepts, Shin Yamashiro divides sea literature into three categories: literature on the sea, by the sea, and beneath the sea. Discussing both canonical works and new books on scuba diving, deep-sea explorations, and surfing, this fascinating study recognizes sea literature's unique influence on American history.

Unprecedented Choices

Religious Ethics at the Frontiers of Genetic Science

Author: Audrey R. Chapman

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451403978

Category: Science

Page: 261

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"We face unprecedented choices in genetics for which traditional ethics provides little direct guidance. What role can the religious community play in addressing the ethical and theological issues that even scientists now acknowledge as urgent?"--cover.

Power at Sea

The Age of Navalism, 1890-1918

Author: Lisle A. Rose

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826216838

Category: History

Page: 355

View: 653

"[Volume 1] Traces the social issues, technological advances, and combative encounters of the international naval race from 1890 through WWI, as the largest industrial nations (U.S, Great Britain, Japan, and Germany) scrambled to secure global markets and empire, using their battleship navies as pawns of power politics"--Provided by publisher.


Author: Hermann Gunkel

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525516517

Category: Bible

Page: 527

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