Charter of the United Nations

Together with Scholarly Commentaries and Essential Historical Documents
Author: Ian Shapiro,Joseph Lampert
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300180438
Category: Law
Page: 255
View: 6960
A text in the Yale University Press Series on Basic Documents in World Politics

Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice

Author: N.A
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211553784
Page: 105
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Charter of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Together with Scholarly Commentaries and Essential Historical Documents
Author: Ian Shapiro,Adam Tooze
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300235577
Category: Political Science
Page: 448
View: 8857
The most powerful military alliance in history, NATO shaped the geopolitical contours of the Cold War and continues to structure the contemporary international system. The NATO agreement is reprinted here with speeches and essential historical documents concerning the alliance’s founding and subsequent evolution. Accompanying essays by major scholars discuss debates about NATO’s evolving governance, its role in nuclear politics, and its appropriate mission during and since the Cold War.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century

A Living Document in a Changing World
Author: Gordon Brown
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 1783742216
Category: Political Science
Page: 146
View: 4353
The Global Citizenship Commission was convened, under the leadership of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the auspices of NYU’s Global Institute for Advanced Study, to re-examine the spirit and stirring words of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The result – this volume – offers a 21st-century commentary on the original document, furthering the work of human rights and illuminating the ideal of global citizenship. What does it mean for each of us to be members of a global community? Since 1948, the Declaration has stood as a beacon and a standard for a better world. Yet the work of making its ideals real is far from over. Hideous and systemic human rights abuses continue to be perpetrated at an alarming rate around the world. Too many people, particularly those in power, are hostile to human rights or indifferent to their claims. Meanwhile, our global interdependence deepens. Bringing together world leaders and thinkers in the fields of politics, ethics, and philosophy, the Commission set out to develop a common understanding of the meaning of global citizenship – one that arises from basic human rights and empowers every individual in the world. This landmark report affirms the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and seeks to renew the 1948 enterprise, and the very ideal of the human family, for our day and generation.

El desarrollo sostenible, una guía sobre nuestro futuro común

El informe de la Comisión Mundial sobre el Medio Ambiente y el Desarrollo
Author: World Commission on Environment and Development
Publisher: IICA Biblioteca Venezuela
ISBN: 9780192820808
Category: Nature
Page: 383
View: 1282
Discusses population growth, food production, energy, industry, and urban development, and suggests ways to promote economic growth while protecting the environment.

The Kosovo Conflict and International Law

An Analytical Documentation 1974-1999
Author: Heike Krieger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521800716
Category: History
Page: 601
View: 4168
A collection of documents relating to the Kosovo crisis, plus introduction, chronology and index.

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church

Author: N.A
Publisher: Veritas Co. Ltd.
ISBN: 1853908398
Category: Christian sociology
Page: 494
View: 8386

Lines Drawn Upon the Water

First Nations and the Great Lakes Borders and Borderlands
Author: Karl S. Hele
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554580048
Category: History
Page: 351
View: 8990
Proceedings of a conference held at University of Western Ontario, London, Ont., Feb. 11-12, 2005.

Understanding Torture

Author: J. Jeremy Wisnewski
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 074868672X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 288
View: 5088
Understanding Torture surveys the massive literature surrounding torture, arguing that, once properly understood, there can be no defense of torture in any circumstances.

The Core International Human Rights Treaties

Author: United Nations. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211541663
Category: Law
Page: 219
View: 7237
There are nine core international human rights treaties. Each of these treaties has established a committee of experts to monitor implementation of the treaty provisions by its States parties. Some of the treaties are supplemented by optional protocols dealing with specific concerns. This publication reproduces the core international human rights treaties in pocket size. Publishing Agency: United Nations.

The Question of Palestine

Author: Edward W. Said
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101971606
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 8035
This original and deeply provocative book was the first to make Palestine the subject of a serious debate--one that remains as critical as ever. With the rigorous scholarship he brought to his influential Orientalism and an exile's passion (he is Palestinian by birth), Edward W. Said traces the fatal collision between two peoples in the Middle East and its repercussions in the lives of both the occupier and the occupied--as well as in the conscience of the West. He has updated this landmark work to portray the changed status of Palestine and its people in light of such developments as the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the intifada, the Gulf War, and the ongoing MIddle East peace initiative. For anyone interested in this region and its future, The Question of Palestine remains the most useful and authoritative account available. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Human Development Report 2016

Human Development for Everyone
Author: United Nations Development Programme
Publisher: Human Development Report (Pape
ISBN: 9789211264135
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 286
View: 1364
This report focuses on how human development can be ensured for everyone, now and in future. It starts with an account of the hopes and challenges of today's world, envisioning where humanity wants to go. This vision draws from and builds on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. It explores who has been left behind in human development progress and why. It argues that to ensure that human development reaches everyone, some aspects of the human development framework and assessment perspectives have to be brought to the fore. The Report also identifies the national policies and key strategies to ensure that will enable every human being achieve at least basic human development and to sustain and protect the gains.

British Book News

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Best books
Page: N.A
View: 3711

Indigenous Nations' Rights in the Balance

An Analysis of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Author: Charmaine White Face
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780972188685
Category: Indigenous peoples
Page: 144
View: 1539
"Comparing three different versions of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (DRIP), Indigenous Nations' Rights in the Balance analyses the implications of the changes made to DRIP for Indigenous Peoples and Nations. This is a foundational text for Indigenous law and rights and the global struggle of Indigenous Peoples in the face of modern states. Between 1994 and 2007, three different versions of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples were passed by various bodies of the United Nations, culminating in the final version passed by the UN General Assembly. Significant differences exist between these versions--differences that deeply affect the position of all Indigenous Peoples in the world community. In Indigenous Nations' Rights in the Balance, Charmaine White Face gives her well-researched comparative analysis of these versions. She puts side-by-side, for our consideration, passages that change the intent of the Declaration by privileging the power and jurisdiction of nation states over the rights of Indigenous Peoples. As Spokesperson representing the Sioux Nation Treaty Council in UN proceedings, she also gives her insights about each set of changes and their ultimate effect."--Publisher's description.

Dimensions internationales des droits de l'homme

Author: Karel Vasak,Philip Alston
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press ; Paris, France : Unesco
ISBN: 9780313233968
Category: Law
Page: 755
View: 3702
Annex II. Figures :.

The Refugee in International Law

Author: Guy S. Goodwin-Gill,Jane McAdam
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199281300
Category: Law
Page: 786
View: 9730
The situation of refugees is one of the most pressing and urgent problems facing the international community and refugee law has grown in recent years to a subject of global importance. In this long-awaited third edition each chapter has been thoroughly revised and updated and every issue, old and new, has received fresh analysis.

The Significance of the Frontier in American History

Author: Frederick Jackson Turner
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014196331X
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 358
This hugely influential work marked a turning point in US history and culture, arguing that the nation’s expansion into the Great West was directly linked to its unique spirit: a rugged individualism forged at the juncture between civilization and wilderness, which – for better or worse – lies at the heart of American identity today. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives – and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Health in Prisons

A WHO Guide to the Essentials in Prison Health
Author: Lars Møller,World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe,Alex Gatherer,Ralf Jürgens,Heino Stöver,Haik Nikogosian
Publisher: WHO Regional Office Europe
ISBN: 9289072806
Category: Medical
Page: 179
View: 5487
Based on the experience of many countries in the WHO European Region and the advice of experts, this guide outlines some of the steps prison systems should take to reduce the public health risks from compulsory detention in often unhealthy situations, to care for prisoners in need and to promote the health of prisoners and prison staff. This requires that everyone working in prisons understand how imprisonment affects health, what prisoners’ health needs are, and how evidence-based health services can be provided for everyone needing treatment, care and prevention in prison. Other essential elements are being aware of and accepting internationally recommended standards for prison health; providing professional care with the same adherence to professional ethics as in other health services; and, while seeing individual needs as the central feature of the care provided, promoting a whole-prison approach to care and promoting the health and well-being of people in custody.


A Classified Cumulation : Volumes 1-10, March 1964--February 1974
Author: Richard K. Gardner,Phyllis Grumm
Publisher: N.A
Category: Best books
Page: N.A
View: 3207

United Nations

Decision Making
Author: Johan Kaufmann
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789028604100
Category: Law
Page: 283
View: 6563