International Human Rights Law Sourcebook


Author: Andrew M. Borene,Alice Beauheim Borene,Michael Sullivan, III
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781627224093
Category: Law
Page: 592
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This comprehensive sourcebook edited by esteemed professionals, is a compilation of important human rights documents: universal declaration of human rights, international covenant on civil and political rights, UN documents and many more that are critical to understanding and promoting human rights. As part of a sister volume (The International Law (Law of Armed Conflict) Sourcebook - being released in Spring of 2014), together or individually each serves as an excellent resource to anyone involved in understanding and defending the current laws and rules. Students, professors, lawyers, human rights activists and those interested in the legal regime governing human rights litigation and policy should not be without this single-source for the increasingly important body of law.

Business, Human Rights, and Sustainability Sourcebook


Author: Lelia Mooney
Publisher: Section of Human Rights American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781634253192
Category: Business enterprises
Page: N.A
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International Humanitarian Law (law of Armed Conflict) Sourcebook


Author: Andrew M. Borene,Alice Beauheim Borene,Michael Sullivan
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781627225137
Category: Law
Page: 756
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The International Humanitarian Law (Law of Armed Conflict) Sourcebook is a comprehensive compilation of the major source documents of International Humanitarian Law. Whether alone as a reference on the laws of armed conflict, or combined into a set as a companion volume with The International Human Rights Law Sourcebook to complete a picture of complementary bodies of international law, this ready-reference will be invaluable to lawyers, policymakers, military leaders, nongovernmental organizations and academics around the world.

Sharia, Muslim States and International Human Rights Treaty Obligations

A Comparative Study
Author: Nisrine Abiad
Publisher: BIICL
ISBN: 9781905221417
Category: Law
Page: 240
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This research â?? undertaken from a comparative perspective with a view to identifying any patterns followed by Islamic countries in making declarations and reservations to the main international human rights treaties â?? measures and analyzes to what extent Sharia affects the ratification and implementation of human rights norms by Muslim States. An analysis of the various roles of Sharia reveals different approaches in the use of Islamic considerations by Muslim States. At an international level, Sharia has always been used upon the ratification of international human rights treaties to limit the scope of the State's engagement. Internally, however, some recent examples of legislative amendments and judicial activities demonstrate that Sharia is and can be used to achieve a better translation of human rights norms into domestic practice.

Human Rights Manual and Sourcebook for Africa


Author: Keir Starmer,Theodora A. Christou
Publisher: BIICL
ISBN: 0903067846
Category: History
Page: 1391
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At a time when the issue of human rights in Africa is making many advances, Human Rights Sourcebook and Manual for Africa introduces easy-to-use jurisprudence. The first section covers key principles and human rights norms which are detailed in straightforward language. The second section is devoted to the death penalty, detailing the relevant provisions from both international and regional instruments and offering a comparative commentary as to how the principles and relevant rights relate to the death penalty. The third section summarizes key case law from international, regional and domestic African courts and tribunals. The case summaries detail the facts and decisions and include a headnote of relevant concepts for quick reference. The fourth section focuses on thirteen African countries, yet the reports are a useful comparative resource for all countries. From conducting the research and compiling the material for this final section, it is apparent that nothing like this has been attempted before in Africa. Much of the work emanates from primary research and investigation conducted by local research teams in the individual countries. Investigative research includes visiting prisons, physically counting the individuals on death row and interviewing the detainees to obtain their age and the length of time they had been on death row.

Sourcebook on Public International Law


Author: Tim Hillier
Publisher: Cavendish Publishing
ISBN: 1843143801
Category: Law
Page: 920
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This work is primarily aimed at the law student, although it may also be of relevance to those studying international relations. It covers the main topics of public international law and is designed to serve both as a textbook and as a case and materials book.

Human Rights in the Post-9/11 World


Author: Bethany Barratt
Publisher: International Debate Education Assn
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 184
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Human Rights in the Post-9/11 World draws on the insights of top scholars in law, political science, and philosophy from across the international community to explore four broad questions: How have definitions of warfare and the legal and philosophical restraints on violence that have emerged around war changed since 9/11? What are the broader implications of these changes for international human rights law? To what extent have these changes altered domestic human rights practices? What can we predict about the future of the international human rights regime? Four thematic sections address: 9/11 and changing definitions of warfare, 9/11's impact on international law, The relationship between freedom from terror and other human rights, Human rights and international organizations since 9/11 Book jacket.

Religious Legal Traditions, International Human Rights Law and Muslim States


Author: Kamran Hashemi
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900416555X
Category: Law
Page: 283
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This book offers an exploration of aspects of the subject, Islam and Human Rights, which is the focus of considerable scholarship in recent years predominantly from Western scholars. Thus it is interesting and important to have the field addressed from a non -Western perspective and by an Iranian scholar. The study draws on Persian language literature that addresses both theological and legal dimensions of the theme. The work is also distinctive in that it tackles three areas that have been largely ignored in the literature. It undertakes a comparative study of the laws of several Muslim States with respect to religious freedom, minorities and the rights of the child. The study offers an optimistic vision of the fundamental compatibility of Islam and international human rights standards.

Sourcebook of the World's Religions

An Interfaith Guide to Religion and Spirituality
Author: Joel Beversluis
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577313328
Category: Religion
Page: 420
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Now in its third edition, this is the most comprehensive work available on the rich variety of paths available to today's spiritual seekers. More than an academic reference, it explores how religions can collaborate to help the world. Essays exploring the realm of building an interfaith community add to the book's detailed portraits of the major religious traditions. The Sourcebook also contains essays on spiritual practices as diverse as theosophy, wicca, and indigenous religions. This revised edition of the Sourcebook offers an unparalleled look at where spirituality is headed in the coming millennium.

Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook

A Comprehensive Outline and Reference Tool
Author: Ira J. Kurzban
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Emigration and immigration law
Page: 1363
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International Human Rights Law and Domestic Violence

The Effectiveness of International Human Rights Law
Author: Ronagh J.A. McQuigg
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136742085
Category: Law
Page: 192
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This book examines the effectiveness of international human rights law, through the case study of domestic violence. This book asks whether international human rights law can only be effective in ‘traditional’ cases of human rights abuse or whether it can rise to the challenge of being used in relation to such an issue as domestic violence? The book focuses primarily on the question of how international human rights law could be used in relation to domestic violence in the United Kingdom. The book considers recent case law from the European Court of Human Rights on domestic violence and whether the UK courts could use the Human Rights Act 1998 to assist victims of domestic violence. The book goes on to look in detail at the statements of the international human rights bodies on domestic violence, with particular focus on those made by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women. The book explores the impact that the statements have had so far on the UK government’s policy in relation to domestic violence

Privacy Law Sourcebook 2004

United States Law, International Law, and Recent Developments
Author: Marc Rotenberg
Publisher: Epic
ISBN: 9781893044241
Category: Law
Page: 634
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Sourcebook on Feminist Jurisprudence


Author: Hilaire Barnett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135353026
Category: Law
Page: 604
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This book is a comprehensive analysis of the relationship between feminist theories and the law, and the way in which developments of the former have affected, and been affected by, the latter. The book takes as its starting point a study of women and culture on an international level, which demonstrates how religious and cultural influences have been fundamental in establishing contemporary legal and social mores. This provides the setting for an investigation into legal and social discrimination and inequality, and how this has been addressed by the emergence of feminism. A number of critiques and developments are examined.

The African Commission on Human and People's Rights and International Law


Author: Rachel Murray
Publisher: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 1841131229
Category: Law
Page: 316
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Asylum Case Law Sourcebook

Master Index and Case Abstracts for U.S. Court Decisions
Author: David A. Martin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Asylum, Right of
Page: 699
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Linking Human Rights and the Environment


Author: Romina Picolotti,Jorge Daniel Taillant
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816529346
Category: Nature
Page: 264
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Es un libro de consulta valiosa que explora el territorio desconocido que hay entre la legislación ambiental y de los derechos humanos. Más que un tratado teórico, se argumenta que el activismo de los derechos humanos representa una oportunidad importante para hacer frente a las consecuencias humanas de la degradación del medio ambiente y puede servir como un catalizador de ideas y acciones inspiradoras en el mundo real -- Contraportada.

Civitas maxima?


Author: Georg Schwarzenberger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: International law
Page: 45
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Religious Actors and International Law


Author: Ioana Cismas
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019102189X
Category: Law
Page: 440
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This book assesses whether a new category of religious actors has been constructed within international law. Religious actors, through their interpretations of the religion(s) they are associated with, uphold and promote, or indeed may transform, potentially oppressive structures or discriminatory patterns. This study moves beyond the concern that religious texts and practices may be incompatible with international law, to provide an innovative analysis of how religious actors themselves are accountable under international law for the interpretations they choose to put forward. The book defines religious actors as comprising religious states, international organizations, and non-state entities that assume the role of interpreting religion and so claim a 'special' legitimacy anchored in tradition or charisma. Cutting across the state / non-state divide, this definition allows the full remit of religious bodies to be investigated. It analyses the crucial question of whether religious actors do in fact operate under different international legal norms to non-religious states, international organizations, or companies. To that end, the Holy See-Vatican, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and churches and religious organizations under the European Convention on Human Rights regime are examined in detail as case studies. The study ultimately establishes that religious actors cannot be seen to form an autonomous legal category under international law: they do not enjoy special or exclusive rights, nor incur lesser obligations, when compared to their respective non-religious peers. Going forward, it concludes that a process of two-sided legitimation may be at stake: religious actors will need to provide evidence for the legality of their religious interpretations to strengthen their legitimacy, and international law itself may benefit from religious actors fostering its legitimacy in different cultural contexts.