The Uses and Misuses of Human Rights

A Critical Approach to Advocacy

Author: G. Andreopoulos,Z. Arat

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137408340

Category: Law

Page: 244

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This volume focuses on challenges to the effective and proper use of human rights and tries to identify, through a series of case studies, strategies and contexts in which human rights advocacy can work in favor of human rights, as well as situations in which such advocacy may backfire, or unintentionally cause harm.
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International Human Rights Law and Practice

Author: Ilias Bantekas,Lutz Oette

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316677664

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Human rights law is a complex but compelling subject that fascinates, but often confuses, students. International Human Rights Law and Practice explores the subject from a theoretical and practical perspective, guiding students to a rich understanding of the law. The second edition has been fully revised and updated, including two new chapters on children's rights and international criminal law, and new sections on a variety of topics, including the right to equality, the protection of refugees and the effect of foreign investment and sovereign debt on the enjoyment of human rights. In addition, new case studies and interviews with practitioners, NGO activists and policymakers show how theory is applied in real life. Student learning is supported by questions to stimulate seminar discussion and further reading sections that encourage independent study. The authors' clear and engaging writing style ensures that this new edition will continue to be required reading for all students of human rights law.
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How Immigrants Contribute to the Dominican Republic's Economy

Author: OECD,International Labour Organization

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264301143

Category:

Page: 116

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How Immigrants Contribute to the Dominican Republic's Economy is the result of a project carried out by the OECD Development Centre and the International Labour Organization, with support from the European Union.
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Human Rights-Compliant Counterterrorism

Myth-making and Reality in the Philippines and Indonesia

Author: Jayson S. Lamchek

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108492339

Category: Law

Page: 250

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A critical take on the convergence of human rights discourse with the counterterrorism agenda revealing its effects on developing countries.
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Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

Author: Margie Berns

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080965031

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 571

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Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics formalizes, organizes and analyzes the relation of knowledge about language to decision-making in practice. It synthesizes research in psycholinguistics, educational linguistics and sociolinguistics, freely crossing subject fields to establish innovative and expert responses to some of the key debates in the field. Authored and compiled by leaders in their various specialties and collated and extensively re-edited from the award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Second Edition, this collection will be an ideal one-stop desk reference solution for any linguistics professional and researcher interested in how language operates at the leading edge. Authoritative review of this dynamic field placed in an interdisciplinary context Over 100 articles by leaders in the field Compact and affordable single-volume format
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Criminalization, Representation, Regulation

Thinking Differently about Crime

Author: Deborah Brock,Amanda Glasbeek,Carmela Murdocca

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442607130

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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What is a crime and how do we construct it? The answers to these questions are complex and entangled in a web of power relations that require us to think differently about processes of criminalization and regulation. This book draws on Foucault's concept of governmentality as a lens to analyze and critique how crime is understood, reproduced, and challenged. It explores the dynamic interplay between practices of representation, processes of criminalization, and the ways that these circulate to both reflect and constitute crime and "justice."
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The Uses and Abuses of Argument

Critical Thinking and Fallacious Reasoning

Author: Stephen S. Carey

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780767405171

Category: Critical thinking

Page: 292

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Lively and jargon-free, this example-driven critical thinking text pays particular attention to fallacious reasoning as well as to the kinds of valid arguments that correspond to nearly every fallacy. The text provides detailed discussions of the types of correct argument and inference corresponding to each fallacy and offers a "Media Watch" section in each chapter.
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China’s Evolving Approach to Peacekeeping

Author: Marc Lanteigne,Miwa Hirono

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135706913

Category: History

Page: 152

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China has become an enthusiastic supporter of and contributor to UN peacekeeping. Is China’s participation in peacekeeping likely to strengthen the current international peacekeeping regime by China’s adopting of the international norms of peacekeeping? Or, on the contrary, is it likely to alter the peacekeeping norms in a way that aligns with its own worldview? And, as China’s international confidence grows, will it begin to consider peacekeeping a smaller and lesser part of its international security activity, and thus not care so much about it? This book aims to address these questions by examining how the PRC has developed its peacekeeping policy and practices in relation to its international status. It does so by bringing in both historical and conceptual analyses and specific case-oriented discussions of China’s peacekeeping over the past twenty years. The book identifies the various challenges that China has faced at political, conceptual and operational levels and the ways in which the country has dealt with those challenges, and considers the implication of such challenges with regards to the future of international peacekeeping. This book was originally published as a special issue of International Peacekeeping.
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In His Father's Shadow

The Transformations of George W. Bush

Author: Stanley A. Renshon

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466892072

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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From a pampered son who showed little promise, to his rise to the presidency, George W. Bush has transformed himself through acts of will and faith. Stanley Renshon examines the psychological transformation of Bush and identifies those pivotal changes that allowed him to achieve success in his personal life and in the political arena, and shows how Bush's personal transformation has come to shape his political policies. The man who battled--and defeated--his own inner demons has become a president determined to battle the demons of terrorism and extremism that prevent democracy from flourishing around the world. This psychological portrait provides a much-needed antidote to prevailing critiques that ridicule Bush's values and policies, as it celebrates his resolve and strong leadership.
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Ending Violence Against Women

A Challenge for Development and Humanitarian Work

Author: Francine Pickup,Suzanne Williams,Caroline Sweetman

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 9780855984380

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

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8. Challenging the state.
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Public Health and Human Rights

Evidence-Based Approaches

Author: Chris Beyrer,H. F. Pizer

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801886478

Category: Medical

Page: 470

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Provides critical evidenced based assessements and tools with which to investigate the role of rights abrogation in the health of populations.
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Business and Human Rights in Southeast Asia

Risk and the Regulatory Turn

Author: Mahdev Mohan,Cynthia Morel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317964314

Category: Law

Page: 294

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Business and human rights has emerged as a distinct field within the corporate governance movement. The endorsement by the United Nations Human Rights Council of a new set of Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights in 2011 reinforces the State’s duty to protect against human rights abuses by third parties, including business; the corporate responsibility to respect human rights; and greater access by victims to effective remedy, both judicial and non-judicial. This book draws on the UN Guiding Principles and recent national plans of action, to provide an overview of relevant developments within the ASEAN region. Bridging theory and practice, the editors have positioned this book at the intersection of human rights risk and its regulation. Chapter authors discuss the implications of key case-studies undertaken across the region and various sectors, with a particular focus on extractive industries, the environment, and infrastructure projects. Topics covered include: due diligence and the role of audits; businesses’ responsibilities to women and children; and the mitigation of human rights risks in the region's emerging markets. The book sheds light on how stakeholders currently approach business and human rights, and explores how the role of ASEAN States, and that of the institution itself, may be strengthened. In doing so, the book identifies critical challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the region in relation to business and human rights. This book will be of excellent use and interest to scholars, practitioners and students of human rights, business and company law, international law, and corporate governance.
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Power, ethics, and human rights

anthropological studies of refugee research and action

Author: Ruth M. Krulfeld,Jeffery L. MacDonald

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 203

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Refugees experience some of the most visible manifestations of human rights abuses in the world today -- and raise difficult issues for researchers and policy makers alike. This book investigates a broad range of complexities that arise as ethnographers work with refugee populations from different geographic areas in research, policy formation, and legal and social assistance. But the issues raised here have application to ethical concerns in ethnographic research beyond refugees.The contributors draw on their intensive fieldwork to explore issues surrounding power and disempowerment between researcher and subject; dilemmas over the protection of research informants; and the rights and actions of refugees in representing themselves and their cultures in advocacy and policy arenas. The wealth of important insights in this book sharpen our understanding of the problems faced in any cross-cultural research or intervention. These explorations revitalize, in vivid detail drawn from case studies, recent theoretical debates on anthropology and ethnographic research and practice, while raising new issues.
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Country reports on human rights practices for 1998

hearing before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session, February 26, 1999

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights,United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category: Human rights

Page: 147

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The International Struggle for New Human Rights

Author: Clifford Bob

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 081222129X

Category: Political Science

Page: 194

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In recent years, aggrieved groups around the world have routinely portrayed themselves as victims of human rights abuses. Physically and mentally disabled people, indigenous peoples, AIDS patients, and many others have chosen to protect and promote their interests by advancing new human rights norms before the United Nations and other international bodies. Often, these claims have met strong resistance from governments and corporations. More surprisingly, even apparent allies, such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and other nongovernmental organizations, have voiced misgivings, arguing that rights "proliferation" will weaken efforts to protect their traditional concerns: civil and political rights. Why are certain global problems recognized as human rights issues while others are not? How do local activists transform long-standing problems into universal rights claims? When and why do human rights groups, governments, and international organizations endorse new rights? The International Struggle for New Human Rights is the first book to address these issues. Focusing on activists who advance new rights, the book introduces a framework for understanding critical strategies and conflicts involved in the struggle to persuade the human rights movement to move beyond traditional problems and embrace pressing new ones. Essays in the volume consider rights activism by such groups as the South Asian Dalits, sexual minorities, and children of wartime rape victims, while others explore new issues such as health rights, economic rights, and the right to water. Examining both the successes and failures of such campaigns, The International Struggle for New Human Rights will be a key resource not only for scholars but also for those on the front lines of human rights work.
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Journal of the US Army War College

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Military art and science

Page: N.A

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Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
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Mapping Somali civil society

Author: Mohamed Mohamed-Abdi,Verity Johnson,NOVIB Somalia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 52

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