Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice

Author: Jack Donnelly
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801487767
Category: Law
Page: 290
View: 2986
4. Choice of Means

Одноразовые люди

новое рабство в глобальной экономики
Author: Kevin Bales
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9785875501777
Category: Poor
Page: 302
View: 9290

International Human Rights

Author: Jack Donnelly
Publisher: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 247
View: 8464
A definitive and concise introduction to international human rights, updated with two new chapters addressing globalism and terrorism

Philosophical Theory and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Author: William Sweet
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN: 0776605585
Category: Philosophy
Page: 241
View: 2454
The last 100 years can be described as pivotal in our appreciation of human rights. From the Déclaration des droits internationaux de l'homme of 1929 to the more recent discussion of the establishment of an International Court of Justice, the notions of 'rights' and 'international human rights' have extended beyond rarefied philosophical discourse to become part of our basic vocabulary. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) of 1948 is a key document that is central to contemporary dialogues about human rights. The UDHR and its subsequent protocols and conventions enumerate a lengthy list of rights that many recognize as fundamental in ensuring human dignity. Philosophical Theory and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights examines the relations and interrelations among theoretical and practical analyses of human rights. Edited by William Sweet, this extensive volume draws on the work of philosophers, political theorists, and those involved in the implementation of human rights. Although diverse in subject and approach, the essays collectively argue that the language of rights and the corresponding legal and political instruments have an important place in contemporary social and political philosophy.

Prospects for a Regional Human Rights Mechanism in East Asia

Author: Hidetoshi Hashimoto
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135935491
Category: History
Page: 254
View: 2188
Regional inter-governmental human rights organizations have been in operation for sometime in Europe, the Americas and Africa. These regional human rights mechanisms have proven to be useful and effective in comparison to the global human rights mechanisms available at the United Nations. The purpose of this study is to investigate the possibility of establishing a regional inter-governmental human rights mechanism in East Asia, with a focus on the contributions of nongovernmental organizations' (NGOs) to such a development.

Психология влияния

Author: Роберт Чалдини
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 545761056X
Category: Psychology
Page: 530
View: 3005
Серия «Путь лидера. Легендарные бестселлеры» – это семь наиболее значимых в своей области книг о влиянии, управлении, стойкости, внутренней силе, богатстве, решительности и упорстве. Все авторы – признанные лидеры или лучшие эксперты по ключевым навыкам лидера. Эти бестселлеры уже имеют свою историю успеха и помогли миллионам людей добиться выдающихся результатов.Классика деловой литературы, мировой бестселлер и настольная книга амбициозных политиков, менеджеров, рекламодателей, маркетологов и всех желающих убеждать и добиваться своего.Автор книги, доктор наук и профессор психологии Роберт Б. Чалдини много лет изучал принципы успешных продаж. На основе своих исследований он написал руководство по мотивации и убеждению, которое многие авторитетные периодические издания признали лучшей книгой о влиянии, когда-либо изданной.

The Liberal Project and Human Rights

The Theory and Practice of a New World Order
Author: John Charvet,Elisa Kaczynska-Nay
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521883148
Category: Political Science
Page: 434
View: 2114
Shows how the UN regime on human rights has transformed national and international society in accordance with liberal values.

Challenges in Human Rights

A Social Work Perspective
Author: Elisabeth Reichert
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231510349
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
View: 8718
By using human rights as a guidepost, social workers can help create social welfare policies that better serve societal needs. However, in applying human rights to contemporary situations, social workers often encounter challenges that require thinking outside the box. Bringing together provocative essays from a diverse range of authors, Elisabeth Reichert demonstrates how approaching social work from a human rights perspective can profoundly affect legislation, resource management, and enforcement of policies. Topics include the reconciliation of cultural relativism with universal human rights; the debate over whether human rights truly promote economic and social development or simply allow economically developed societies to exploit underdeveloped countries; the role of gender in the practice of human rights; the tendency to promote political and civil rights over economic and social rights; and the surprising connection between the social work and legal professions.

Human Rights Protection System in China

Author: Pinghua Sun
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642396631
Category: Law
Page: 366
View: 7928
In recent years, more and more scholars in the world feel interested in the topic of human right protection status in China. This book hopes to serve as a window through which its readers will have a better understanding of theory and practice of human rights protection in the Chinese context. The book systematically introduces the dynamic development and progress of human rights protection in China, attaching great importance to the first white paper on Human Rights in China, “The state respects and guarantees human rights” included in the Constitution, National Human Rights Action Plan of China, and then putting forth fundamental principles to achieve international human rights standards and specific measures to improve human rights protection standards in China. Then the book further discusses “Foundations of Human Rights Guarantee in Contemporary China”, “Human Rights, Culture and Their Reconstruction in the Chinese Context” and “Socialist Legal System with Chinese Characteristics”. Then, a final chapter is dedicated to the topic of “Judicial Protection System of Human Rights in China”. In appendices, four important documents on human rights in China, as well as a list of the author’s major articles and works in the past 10 years are provided.​

Health and Human Rights in a Changing World

Author: Michael Grodin,Daniel Tarantola,George Annas,Sofia Gruskin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136688560
Category: Social Science
Page: 644
View: 4731
Health and Human Rights in a Changing World is a comprehensive and contemporary collection of readings and original material examining health and human rights from a global perspective. Editors Grodin, Tarantola, Annas, and Gruskin are well-known for their previous two volumes (published by Routledge) on this increasingly important subject to the global community. The editors have contextualized each of the five sections with foundational essays; each reading concludes with discussion topics, questions, and suggested readings. This book also includes Points of View sections—originally written perspectives by important authors in the field. Section I is a Health and Human Rights Overview that lays out the essential knowledge base and provides the foundation for the following sections. Section II brings in notions of concepts, methods, and governance framing the application of health and human rights, in particular the Human Rights-based Approaches to Health. Section III sheds light on issues of heightened vulnerability and special protection, stressing that the health and human rights record of any nation, any community, is determined by what is being done and not done about those who are most in need. Section IV focuses on addressing system failures where health and human rights issues have been documented, recognized, even at times proclaimed as priorities, and yet insufficiently attended to as a result of State denial, unwillingness, or incapacity. Section V examines the relevance of the health and human rights paradigm to a changing world, underscoring contemporary global challenges and responses. Finally, a Concluding Note brings together the key themes of this set of articles and attempts to project a vision of the future.

Nationalism and Human Rights

In Theory and Practice in the Middle East, Central Europe, and the Asia-Pacific
Author: G. Cheng
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137012021
Category: Political Science
Page: 193
View: 5088
By critically addressing the tension between nationalism and human rights that is presumed in much of the existing literature, the essays in this volume confront the question of how we should construe human rights: as a normative challenge to the excesses of modernity, particularly those associated with the modern nation-state, or as an adjunct of globalization, with its attendant goal of constructing a universal civilization based on neoliberal economic principles and individual liberty.

Human Rights and the Body

Hidden in Plain Sight
Author: Dr Annabelle Mooney
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472422597
Category: Law
Page: 234
View: 6558
This study brings research in linguistics and the way in which the body is written upon to bear on discourse on human rights and the body. Drawing on legal concepts and aspects of the law of human rights, the study argues that the proper frames for human rights are firstly the human body, seen as an index reliant on the natural world, secondly the globe and finally, language. These three frames generate rights to food, water, sleep and shelter, environmental protection and a right against dehumanization.

Basic Human Rights and the Humanitarian Crises in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ethical Reflections
Author: Gabriel Andrew Msoka
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630878693
Category: Religion
Page: 200
View: 7657
For decades, post-independence Africa has been marked by conflicts, violence, and civil wars leading to a displacement of civilian populations and numerous humanitarian crises. For example, the Somali war, the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and the Darfur conflict in Western Sudan illustrate this phenomenon. In these situations, protecting the basic human rights of security, subsistence, the liberties of social participation, and the physical movement of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs)--particularly women, children, and young people--has been seen as inadequate. This book offers the following: a systematic presentation of the nature and scope of the crises; an evaluative description of the achievements and failures of governments, organizations, and the international community in responding to the crises; a critical analysis of the rationale for such an inadequate response; and a philosophical and theological study of basic human rights that seeks to redress these failures by envisioning an appropriate response and a lasting solution to the conflicts, displacement, and humanitarian crises in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Interpreting Human Rights

Social Science Perspectives
Author: Rhiannon Morgan,Bryan Turner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113401144X
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
View: 6919
In recent decades, human rights have come to occupy an apparently unshakable position as a key and pervasive feature of contemporary global public culture. At the same time, human rights have become a central focus of research in the social sciences, embracing distinctive analytical and empirical agendas for the study of rights. This volume gathers together original social-scientific research on human rights, and in doing so situates them in an open intellectual terrain, thereby responding to the complexity and scope of meanings, practices, and institutions associated with such rights. Chapters in the book examine diverse theoretical perspectives and examine such issues as the right to health, indigenous peoples' rights, cultural politics, the role of the United Nations, women and violence, the role of corporations and labour law. Written by leading scholars in the field and from a range of disciplines across the social sciences, this volume combines new empirical research with both established and innovative social theory.

Forgetting Children Born of War

Setting the Human Rights Agenda in Bosnia and Beyond
Author: Charli Carpenter
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231522304
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
View: 2155
Sexual violence and exploitation occur in many conflict zones, and the children born of such acts face discrimination, stigma, and infanticide. Yet the massive transnational network of organizations working to protect war-affected children has, for two decades, remained curiously silent on the needs of this vulnerable population. Focusing specifically on the case of Bosnia-Herzegovina, R. Charli Carpenter questions the framing of atrocity by human rights organizations and the limitations these narratives impose on their response. She finds that human rights groups set their agendas according to certain grievances-the claims of female rape victims or the complaints of aggrieved minorities, for example-and that these concerns can overshadow the needs of others. Incorporating her research into a host of other conflict zones, Carpenter shows that the social construction of rights claims is contingent upon the social construction of wrongs. According to Carpenter, this pathology prevents the full protection of children born of war.

Sociologists in Action on Inequalities

Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality
Author: Shelley K. White,Jonathan M. White,Kathleen Odell Korgen
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483322297
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
View: 3373
Sociologists in Action on Inequalities: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality, by Shelley K. White, Jonathan M. White, and Kathleen Korgen, is a brief anthology of original readings that are perfect for Race and Ethnicity; Race, Class, and Gender; Introduction to Sociology; Social Problems; Social Inequality; Senior Capstone and other courses taught through the central lens of diversity. Like its companion Sociologists in Action volume, on social change and social justice, this collection brings together dozens of accounts of sociologists who are using their sociology to make a positive impact on society. Each of the 30 selections describe, through firsthand experience, how sociology can be used to address enduring problems of prejudice and discrimination based on race, nationality, class, gender, and sexuality. Discussion questions and suggested readings and resources at the end of every chapter will provide students with opportunities to delve further into the topics covered and help create full and nuanced discussions, grounded in the "real world" work of public and applied sociologists.

The United States and Human Rights

Looking Inward and Outward
Author: David P. Forsythe
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803220089
Category: Law
Page: 404
View: 9537

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights

Institutionalising Human Rights in Southeast Asia
Author: Hsien-Li Tan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113950469X
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
View: 8182
This assessment of progress in Southeast Asia on human rights begins in the wake of the 'Asian values' debate and culminates in the formal regional institutionalisation of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR). Chapters examine the arduous negotiation of AICHR, the evolving relationship between ASEAN states' and the international human rights system, and the historical and experiential reasons for hesitancy. The text concludes with a discussion of how the evolving right to development impacts upon AICHR and international human rights in general, and how their preference for economic, social and development rights could help ASEAN states shape the debate.

Studying Human Rights

Author: Todd Landman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134341423
Category: Political Science
Page: 192
View: 9594
This book draws on key theories and methods from the social sciences to develop a framework for the systematic study of human rights problems. It argues that solid empirical analysis of human rights problems rests on examining the observable practices from state and non-state actors that constitute human rights violations to provide plausible explanations for their occurrence and provide deeper understanding of their meaning. Such explanations and understanding draws on the theoretical insights from rational, structural and cultural approaches in the social sciences. This book includes: an outline of the scope of human rights the terrain of key actors that have an impact on human rights a summary of the social science theories, methods and measures for studying human rights a separate treatment of global comparative studies, truth commissions, and human rights impact assessment. Studying Human Rights is the first book to use the synthesis of social sciences approaches to studying human rights and its quantitative and qualitative approach provides useful insights. This book makes a unique contribution to the existent literature on human rights and is an invaluable tool for both scholars and practitioners of this area.

The Wars on Terrorism and Iraq

Human Rights, Unilateralism and US Foreign Policy
Author: Margaret Crahan,John Goering,Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science John Goering,Presidential Professor and Director Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies Thomas G Weiss,Thomas G. Weiss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135995079
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
View: 3558
'If I had the power to do so, I would make this book compulsory reading for all who exercise political power in our world today! Instead, I will keep my fingers crossed that it will be read by as many members of Congress and of the current US administration as possible, and by a wide cross-section of policy analysts, diplomats, academics and human rights defenders.' - Mary Robinson, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Wars on Terrorism and Iraq provides a timely and critical analysis of the impact of the wars on terrorism and Iraq on human rights particularly internationally, as well as related tensions between unilateralism and multilateralism in US foreign policy. The distinguished contributors examine the consequences for international relations and world order of the traditional standard bearer for human rights and democracy (the United States) appearing not to be championing the rule of law and negotiated conflict resolution. The authors also suggest effective policies to promote greater fulfilment of human rights in order to achieve peaceful accord within nations, and stability internationally.