World Report 2008

Events of 2007

Author: Human Rights Watch

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1583229515

Category: Political Science

Page: 427

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Human Rights Watch is increasingly recognized as the world’s leader in building a stronger awareness for human rights. Their annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available anywhere. Written in straightforward, non-technical language, Human Rights Watch World Report prioritizes events in the most affected countries during the previous year. The backbone of the report consists of a series of concise overviews of the most pressing human rights issues in countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, with particular focus on the role—positive or negative—played in each country by key domestic and international figures. Highly anticipated and widely publicized by the U.S. and international press every year, the World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and all citizens of the world.
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Understanding Russian Politics

Author: Stephen White

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139496832

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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A fresh and compelling interpretation of Russian politics by a leading authority, this textbook focuses on political developments in the world's largest country under Putin and Medvedev. Using a wealth of primary sources, it covers economic, social and foreign policy, and the 'system' of politics that has developed in recent years. Opposing arguments are presented and students are encouraged to reach their own judgements on key events and issues such as privatisation and corruption. This textbook tackles timely topics such as gender and inequality issues; organised religion; the economic krizis; and Russia's place in the international community. It uses numerous examples to place this powerful and richly-endowed country in context, with a focus on the place of ordinary people which shows how policy is translated to Russians' everyday lives.
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Conflict and Security in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Author: Hooman Peimani

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598840541

Category: History

Page: 373

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This is the only book since the fall of the Soviet Union to analyze the security of the newly emerged independent states in the strategically vital region of Central Asia and the Caucasus. * Nearly 20 essays on vital topics such as the Islamic movement in Uzbekistan and NATO's Partnership for Peace program * Separate chronologies for Central Asia and the Caucasus * Current maps of this turbulent, fast-changing region * A four-part, comprehensive bibliography organized by region
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Selling Justice Short

Why Accountability Matters for Peace

Author: N.A

Publisher: Human Rights Watch

ISBN: 1564325083

Category: Crimes against humanity

Page: 128

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This 128-page report draws upon Human Rights Watch's work over the past 20 years in nearly 20 countries. The report documents how ignoring atrocities reinforces a culture of impunity that encourages future abuses. Rather than impede negotiations or a transition to peace, remaining firm on justice can yield short- and long-term benefits. Anticipated negative consequences of pressing for accountability often do not come to pass. Justice is also important as a matter of principle. Fair trials may assist in restoring dignity to victims by acknowledging their suffering--Publisher description.
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Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities in International Law

Beyond the Nuremberg Legacy

Author: Steven R. Ratner,Jason S. Abrams,James L. Bischoff

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191018678

Category: Political Science

Page: 536

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This book explores the promises and limitations of holding individuals accountable for violations of international human rights and humanitarian law. It analyses the principal crimes under international law, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, and appraises both prosecutorial and other key mechanisms developed to bring individuals to justice. After applying their conclusions in a detailed case study, the authors offer a series of compelling conclusions on the prospects for accountability. This fully updated new edition contains expanded coverage of national trials under universal jurisdiction, international criminal tribunals including the International Criminal Court, new hybrid tribunals in Cambodia and elsewhere, truth commissions, and lustration. It also explores individual accountability for terrorist acts and for abuses committed in the name of counter-terrorism policy.
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World Report 2009

Events of 2008

Author: Human Rights Watch

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1583229884

Category: Political Science

Page: 564

View: 7993

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Human Rights Watch is increasingly recognized as the world’s leader in building a stronger awareness for human rights. Their annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available anywhere. Written in straightforward, non-technical language, Human Rights Watch World Report prioritizes events in the most affected countries during the previous year. The backbone of the report consists of a series of concise overviews of the most pressing human rights issues in countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, with particular focus on the role—positive or negative—played in each country by key domestic and international figures. Highly anticipated and widely publicized by the U.S. and international press every year, the World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and all citizens of the world.
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