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

View: 3146

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.

International Human Rights Law and Practice

Author: Ilias Bantekas,Lutz Oette

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316677664

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 9505

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.

How Immigrants Contribute to the Dominican Republic's Economy

Author: OECD,International Labour Organization

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264301143


Page: 116

View: 307

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.

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

View: 2108

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

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

View: 5672

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."

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

View: 8133

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.

China’s Evolving Approach to Peacekeeping

Author: Marc Lanteigne,Miwa Hirono

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135706913

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 9825

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.

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

View: 7308

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.

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

View: 9476

8. Challenging the state.

Intellectual property, biogenetic resources and traditional knowledge

Author: Graham Dutfield

Publisher: Earthscan / James & James


Category: Law

Page: 258

View: 2867

A comprehensive volume on the relationships between intellectual property, biogenetic resources as they exist in nature and in the form of commercial products and knowledge relating to practical applications of these resources, including traditional knowledge. The book delves into how these three topics relate to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, benefit sharing from commercial use of biodiversity, biotechnological innovation and technology transfer, agriculture, food security and nutrition, rural development, and health and international equity. Part I clarifies the economic importance of industries that use biogenetic resources and traditional knowledge, the extent to which they are dependent upon them, and the way that modern intellectual property rights (IPR) law has evolved to meet their needs. It also describes the relevant international law. Part II shows how stronger IPR protection in the area of life science innovation and biogenetic resources has given rise to controversies. Part III focuses on traditional knowledge protection. Part IV covers international negotiations and policy-making, and legislative initiatives of national governments. Part V focuses on two developing countries, India and Kenya, assessing how far such countries, taking into account the international rules as they currently exist, may harness their natural endowments to develop their economies, and whether success will encourage the conservation and sustainable use of the resource base. The book adopts a multidisciplinary approach, and will appeal to those new to the subject and to those with some grounding in the subject including students, academics, legal practitioners, government policy-makers and the private sector.

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: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780160585746

Category: Human rights

Page: 147

View: 8525



The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Developing countries

Page: N.A

View: 1417



Journal of the US Army War College

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Military art and science

Page: N.A

View: 3638


Power, ethics, and human rights

anthropological studies of refugee research and action

Author: Ruth M. Krulfeld,Jeffery L. MacDonald

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc


Category: Political Science

Page: 203

View: 5194

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.

Mapping Somali civil society

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

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 52

View: 977


Financing for Development

A Critical Global Collaboration

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211045192

Category: Economic assistance

Page: 164

View: 2189

This publication contains documents presented by the UN Secretary-General to the Preparatory Committee of the International Conference on Financing for Development, held in Monterrey, Mexico in March 2002. The report is intended to contribute to the intergovernmental discussion of national, international and systemic issues regarding development financing, in the context of globalisation. Chapters consider how to mobilise domestic financial resources, as well as foreign direct investment and other private flows; trade issues including market access, compensatory finance and price-risk management, vulnerability, technical assistance and capacity-building; increased international financial co-operation, including official development assistance; debt aspects; and the role of international monetary, financial and trading systems in support of financing for development.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 6331

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)