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Making Sense of Human Rights

Making Sense of Human Rights

Philosophical Reflections on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  • Author: James W. Nickel
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520059948
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 253
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This fully revised and extended edition of James Nickel's classic study explains and defends the conception of human rights found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and subsequent human rights treaties. Combining philosophical, legal, and political approaches, Nickel addresses questions about what human rights are, what their content should be, and whether and how they can be justified.

The American Convention on Human Rights

The American Convention on Human Rights

Essential Rights

  • Author: Thomas M. Antkowiak,Alejandra Gonza
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199989680
  • Category: American Convention on Human Rights
  • Page: 432
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This book offers a thorough, critical, and accessible analysis of the American Convention on Human Rights which is the main human rights treaty of the Americas. The authors closely review the jurisprudence and the binding judgments of the two institutions charged with interpreting the Convention: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.They focus on the rights most developed by the Court and Commission, namely the rights to equality, life, humane treatment, personal liberty, property, due process and judicial protection, as well as the freedom of expression and reparations. They examine the case law with a victim-centered lens while identifying key jurisprudential developments, discussing critical areas that lack consistency and rigor, and proposing alternative conceptual approaches. Each chapter contains an Introduction to compare the Convention right's formulation with equivalent rights in other major international and regional treaties; a background section to consider the right's negotiation history; a Scope of Protection section to analyze the right's provisions (paragraph-by-paragraph or topic-by-topic); and lastly, a Limitations section, if applicable, to study any limitations to the right. In addition, the book's Introduction presents an up-to-date overview of the dynamic Inter-American Human Rights System, discussing the System's legal instruments, major institutions, significant impact, key developments, and current challenges.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

A Common Standard of Achievement

  • Author: Guðmundur S. Alfreðsson,Asbjørn Eide
  • Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • ISBN: 9789041111685
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 782
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This volume celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). In so doing, it offers a comprehensive and systematic treatment of the rights and duties contained in the UDHR, in the light of its history, the intentions of its drafters ant the standard-setting activities and monitoring efforts which have grown out of its existence. Each article of the UDHR is treated in a separate chapter; each chapter is written by different authors, all scholars from or associated with the Nordic countries, all active in human rights work, either academically or in the field. A consolidated bibliography completes the collection. The subtitle of this volume is "A Common Standard of Achievement," a phrase drawn from the Preamble of the UDHR. In many ways, this collection is intended to demonstrate that this phrase has, to a considerable extent, come true.

The Concept of Human Rights in Africa

The Concept of Human Rights in Africa

  • Author: Issa G. Shivji
  • Publisher: African Books Collective
  • ISBN: 1870784022
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 126
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Harris, O'Boyle & Warbrick

Harris, O'Boyle & Warbrick

Law of the European Convention on Human Rights

  • Author: David John Harris,Michael O'Boyle,Ed Bates,Carla Buckley
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199606390
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 1006
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Thoroughly updated since the first edition of 1994, this volume contains a comprehensive account of Strasbourg case law and the underlying principles of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The Power of Human Rights

The Power of Human Rights

International Norms and Domestic Change

  • Author: Thomas Risse-Kappen,Thomas Risse,Stephen C. Ropp,Kathryn Sikkink
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521658829
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 318
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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

  • Author: Patrick Thornberry
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9781929446223
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 484
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SoftcoverThis book is the first full-length study of the rights of indigenous peoples, and looks at the historical, cultural, and legal background to the position of indigenous peoples in a range of different cultures, including America, Africa and Australia.The book defines who and what indigenous peoples actually are, and looks at their position in the light of the development of international law. It then looks at their legal position, and their economic, social and cultural rights in respect of various laws and conventions passed on a national and international scale throughout the world.Among the global and regional legal instruments considered in the book are The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Racial Discrimination Convention, The African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, the UN Draft Declaration in Indigenous Peoples and The Proposed American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.The development of human rights legislation and principles as a central tenet of international law has been of considerable benefit to indigenous peoples, although the language of human rights does not always suit indigenous societies, and sets apparent limits to the kind of social practices embraced. This is still a vitally important issue and the emotional subject of reciprocity still needs to be handled sensitively.

Jacobs, White and Ovey: the European Convention on Human Rights

Jacobs, White and Ovey: the European Convention on Human Rights

  • Author: Bernadette Rainey,Elizabeth Wicks,Clare Ovey
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198767749
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 728
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The seventh edition of Jacobs, White & Ovey: The European Convention on Human Rights is a clear and concise companion to this increasingly important and extensive area of the law. The authors examine each of the Convention rights in turn, explore the pivotal cases in each area and examine the principles that underpin the Court's decisions. The focus on the European Convention itself, rather than its implementation in any one member state, makes this book essential reading for all students looking for a concise yet authoritative overview of the work of the Strasbourg Court. Online Resource Centre The text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre that features updates on cases and legislation since publication as well as links to useful websites and further reading on the European Convention.

Who Believes in Human Rights?

Who Believes in Human Rights?

Reflections on the European Convention

  • Author: Marie-Bénédicte Dembour
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139459449
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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Many people believe passionately in human rights. Others - Bentham, Marx, cultural relativists and some feminists amongst them - dismiss the concept of human rights as practically and conceptually inadequate. This book reviews these classical critiques and shows how their insights are reflected in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. At one level an original, accessible and insightful legal commentary on the European Convention, this book is also a groundbreaking work of theory which challenges human rights orthodoxy. Its novel identification of four human rights schools proposes that we alternatively conceive of these rights as given (natural school), agreed upon (deliberative school), fought for (protest school) and talked about (discourse school). Which of these concepts we adopt is determined by particular ways in which we believe, or do not believe, in human rights.

Theory and Practice of the European Convention on Human Rights

Theory and Practice of the European Convention on Human Rights

  • Author: Pieter van Dijk,Godefridus J. H. Hoof,G. J. H. Van Hoof
  • Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • ISBN: 9789041105981
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 850
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This is the third edition of Van Dijk and Van Hoof's classic work: "Theory and Practice of the European Convention. The developments which have taken place under the Convention since the second edition was published have been numerous and comprehensive, and the Convention has gained a central position in the legal systems of many European countries. Three Protocols have been added to the Convention; the number of Parties to the Convention has grown from twenty-two to no less than thirty-six; and the case-law concerning the Convention has increased significantly. Like its predecessors, this third edition offers a full description of the present procedural practice and case-law of both the European Commission and the European Court of Human Rights, and is an indispensable guide. Protocol No. 11 to the Convention, which will enter into force by the end of 1998, will drastically change the supervisory system under the Convention, establishing one Court. This new Court will also perform the present functions of the Commission's procedures and working methods, and by its case-law concerning admissibility. This new edition will therefore remain relevant for the practice and case-law of the new Court for many years to come.