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Human Rights

Author: Louis Henkin
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ISBN: 9781587780547
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This law school casebook supplement includes international instruments establishing comprehensive human rights obligations, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and treaties and declarations addressing specific areas of international human rights law. It includes specialized human rights instruments adopted under the auspices of regional organizations such as the Council of Europe, the Organization of American States, the Organization of African Unity, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and select instruments relating to international courts.

Human Rights Advocacy In The United States

Author: Martha Davis
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781683287940
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This pedagogically innovative book is the only law school case book focused on human rights advocacy in the United States. It illuminates a range of both hot topics and persistent theoretical and doctrinal issues while equipping students to thoughtfully engage these tools in their own practice of law. Readings and case studies expose students to the history, tools, and critiques of the U.S. human rights movement and the legal and practical challenges of human rights implementation in the United States. Skills exercises introduce practice-oriented approaches to engaging human rights-based strategies, including practice before international treaty bodies as well as domestic policymakers. Additionally, the appendices offer the text of relevant human rights treaties. Appropriate for introductory and advanced seminars, as well as clinical and other experiential offerings, the materials engage students on a remarkable range of issues, including immigration, rights of indigenous peoples, racially discriminatory policing, and right to housing. Chapters also explore fundamental issues of federalism, sovereignty, judicial review, and legal ethics.

Human Rights

Author: Louis Henkin
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781599412610
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This casebook provides a comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date analysis of international human rights law. It emphasizes the relationship between the international, regional, and national legal systems (with a particular focus on the United States), features an intellectual and historical development of the idea of human rights, and analyzes recent developments in areas including corporate responsibility, terrorism and human rights, the rights of refugees, international criminal law, and the role of NGOs.The first edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to address important and "hot button" issues and topics in international human rights law. These include:an introductory case study on human rights, extraordinary renditions and extraterritorialityextensive coverage of regional human rights systems and NGOs terrorism and human rightshuman rights litigation in U.S. courts corporations and human rightsrefugee lawthe right to health

Women S Human Rights

Author: Susan Deller Ross
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812200020
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According to Susan Deller Ross, many human rights advocates still do not see women's rights as human rights. Yet women in many countries suffer from laws, practices, customs, and cultural and religious norms that consign them to a deeply inferior status. Advocates might conceive of human rights as involving torture, extrajudicial killings, or cruel and degrading treatment—all clearly in violation of international human rights—and think those issues irrelevant to women. Yet is female genital mutilation, practiced on millions of young girls and even infants, not a gross violation of human rights? When a family decides to murder a daughter in the name of "honor," is that not an extrajudicial killing? When a husband rapes or savagely beats his wife, knowing the legal authorities will take no action on her behalf, is that not cruel and degrading treatment? Women's Human Rights is the first human rights casebook to focus specifically on women's human rights. Rich with interdisciplinary material, the book advances the study of the deprivation and violence women suffer due to discriminatory laws, religions, and customs that deny them their most fundamental freedoms. It also provides present and future lawyers the legal tools for change, demonstrating how human rights treaties can be used to obtain new laws and court decisions that protect women against discrimination with respect to employment, land ownership, inheritance, subordination in marriage, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, polygamy, child marriage, and the denial of reproductive rights. Ross examines international and regional human rights treaties in depth, including treaty language and the jurisprudence and general interpretive guidelines developed by human rights bodies. By studying how international human rights law has been and can be implemented at the domestic level through local courts and legislatures, readers will understand how to call upon these newly articulated human rights to help bring about legislation, court decisions, and executive action that protect women from human rights violations.

International Human Rights

Author: Richard B. Lillich
Publisher: Aspen Pub
ISBN: 9780735555570
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This long-awaited revision presents a refreshing new alternative for students and instructors. INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS: Problems of Law, Policy, and Practice, Fourth Edition, takes a problem-oriented approach to covering all global and regional human rights systems as they currently operate, along with a discussion of the theoretical foundations of human rights, US foreign policy and human rights, and key current issues. This student-friendly casebook: retains a problem-oriented focus designed to help students understand contemporary debates about human rights from a political as well as a legal perspective addresses practical issues of implementation, as well as recent developments in substantive human rights jurisprudence in Europe, Latin America, and national courts contrasts differing views on the theory and practice of humanitarian intervention in Kosovo, Rwanda, Darfur, and elsewhere discusses the theoretical foundations of human rights and cultural relativism examines historical developments in human rights as well as current problems This significant revision addresses the many changes in human rights over the last 10 years, with: the additional insight of two new authors: James Anaya has written several books and numerous articles about international human rights and the rights of Native Americans. Dinah Shelton is the author of two prize-winning books on human rights as well as many articles on international law, human rights law, and international environmental law. extensive new material alongside the best of the original Lillich and Hannum edition, carefully updated for todays classes a thorough discussion of the impact on human rights of the war on terrorism, including analysis of command responsibility for the mistreatment of prisoners in Abu Ghraib and the legality of detention without trial at Guantanamo new material on indigenous rights, the environment, and the responsibility of corporations and other non-state actors for human rights violations added discussions of freedom of expression and religion and the International Criminal Court An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/lillich4

Women S International And Comparative Human Rights

Author: Susan W. Tiefenbrun
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594607035
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Women's International and Comparative Human Rights is a collection of materials that provide information and insight into the complex issues of international human rights and the laws and customs that specifically impact women in countries all over the world. These materials include: excerpted cases, statutes, treaties, newspaper articles, law review articles, books, U.N. treaty organs and committee reports, and cases emanating from regional and international tribunals. By applying an interdisciplinary approach, Professor Tiefenbrun looks into the history of the global human rights movement, the structure of the United Nations and its human rights system, and the relationship of international law to the development of international human rights laws that relate specifically to women. The book examines women's civil, political, social, economic, and cultural rights, women's human rights in armed conflict; women's fundamental right to manifest their religion; their right to be free from slavery and sex trafficking; the rights of women with disabilities; and the right of women to be free from institutionalized female infanticide, sex selection abortion, child soldiering, sexual violence and torture. The Appendix contains the major international human rights treaties protecting women and children. This book is a useful and convenient book for courses in international human rights, women and the law, and women's international human rights.

The Age Of Rights

Author: Louis Henkin
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231064453
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This text explores the principal issues and developments, both in international human rights and in rights in the United States, and then compares the concepts and conditions of rights in various parts of the world. It pays particular attention to the role of US foreign policy.

International Criminal Law And Its Enforcement Cases And Materials

Author: Beth Van Schaack
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781609304621
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This casebook provides comprehensive treatment of international criminal law in a problem-oriented way. It draws widely from the jurisprudence of the various international and hybrid criminal tribunals, United Nations bodies, regional human rights institutions, domestic courts, alternative or traditional courts, and transitional justice institutions. Its focus is on the core international crimes within the jurisdiction of the ICC, supplemented by chapters on the standalone crimes of torture and terrorism. This edition includes substantially more material from the International Criminal Court, including revised materials on the crime of aggression, and an entire chapter devoted to the creation and structure of the ICC.