International Human Rights: Law, Policy, and Process

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LexisNexis, Aug 12, 2009 - Law - 1332 pages
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This comprehensive work provides an introduction to human rights law, policy, and process. International Human Rights begins with an overview, then discusses drafting and ratifying treaties, establishing institutions, using procedures for monitoring compliance and responding to gross violations, using adjudicative remedies, applying refugee and international labor law, relating human rights norms to terrorism, and exploring how the causes of violations can be used to improve human rights compliance. The Fourth Edition addresses a number of significant developments in the human rights arena including:

•   Emergence of international criminal law as a potential response to crimes against humanity;
•   Emergence of the United Nations Security Council as a significant human rights actor and the challenges it faces;
•   The role of human rights norms in responding to and regulating state responses to terrorism;
•   The capacity of human rights to respond to abuses by corporate actors;
•   The ability of human rights to respond to and account for violations committed in the context of ethnic hatred, internal conflict, and intrastate violence; and
•   The challenges faced by non-government human rights organizations in the post 9/11 context.

International Human Rights is also accompanied by a comprehensive documentary supplement, Selected International Human Rights Instruments and Bibliography for Research on International Human Rights Law. Professor Weissbrodt provides periodic updates to the casebook on the University of Minnesota Human Rights Library Web site (http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/intlhr).

 

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Contents

Table of Contents
Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations
Letter From Joint NGOs to John Ruggie Special
Note
RATIFICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION
The Need for an Entirely
F TREATY RATIFICATION IN THE CONTEXT
STATE REPORTING UNDER
Notes and Questions
B WHY DO STATES AGREE TO AND OFTEN OBEY
FACTFINDING PROCEDURES
InterAmerican Commission On Human Rights IACHR
Thomas Buergenthal Robert Norris Dinah Shelton
Notes
F FACTFINDING WITHOUT ONSITE OBSERVATION
Notes and Questions

THE SITUATION IN IRAN
Human Rights Committee Summary Record of the 1194th
Notes and Questions
Notes
Views of the Human Rights Committee under Article
Note
Mahmoud Fadlallah Islam and Human
b Committee Jurisprudence
THE SITUATION IN NORWAY
INTERNATIONAL
Sowing the Seeds of Darfur
International Commission ofInquiry on Darfur Report of
F REGIONAL MULTILATERAL INTERVENTION
G UNILATERAL ACTION
HOW CAN HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATORS
Ruti G Teitel Transitional Justice Genealogy
The South African
Notes and Questions
THE NUREMBERG PRINCIPLES
E AD HOC INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNALS FOR THE FORMER
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda ICTR
Efficacy of the ad hoc Tribunals
Martti Koskenniemi Between Impunity and Show Trials
Notes and Questions
Development of New Tribunals
Notes and Questions
John R Bolton The Risks and Weaknesses of the International
President William Clinton Statement on Signature of
Assessing the Impact of FactFinding Investigations
HOW DOES U S FOREIGN POLICY
Jimmy Carter Remarks Commemorating the 30th Anniversary
The End of the Cold
Notes and Questions
Legislation and the Congressional Role
THE INTERAMERICAN SYSTEM
LAW GOVERNING SELFDETERMINATION
H OTHER REGIONAL SYSTEMS
THE EUROPEAN HUMAN RIGHTS
REMEDIES IN THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
F HUMAN RIGHTS LAW IN EUROPE APART FROM
DOMESTIC REMEDIES FOR HUMAN
NonTreaty Instruments
E INTERNATIONAL REACTION TO THE HOFFMAN PLASTIC
F APPROACHES TO THE APPLICATION OF INTERNATIONAL
U S ADJUDICATIVE REMEDIES
F OBSTACLES TO ADJUDICATION UNDER THE ALIEN TORT
The Act of State Doctrine
REFUGEE AND ASYLUM LAW
THE ILO AND CHILD LABOR
International Labor Conference 87th Session R190 Worst
ILO IPEC Andhra Pradesh Project on Child Labour Coming
WHAT SEEM TO BE THE CAUSES
E SOCIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF POWER
Table of Cases
Index
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