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  • The Law of Refugee Statusby James C. Hathaway; Michelle Foster

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 52.00

    The long-awaited second edition of this seminal text, reconceived as a critical analysis of the world's leading comparative asylum jurisprudence. more...

  • Abolition Democracyby Angela Y. Davis

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 12.95

    Revelations about U.S policies and practices of torture and abuse have captured headlines ever since the breaking of the Abu Ghraib prison story in April 2004. Since then, a debate has raged regarding what is and what is not acceptable behavior for the world?s leading democracy. It is within this context that Angela Davis, one of America?s most remarkable... more...

  • Secret and Suppressedby Jim Keith

    Feral House 2008; US$ 9.99

    The influential compilation of suppressed conspiracies. more...

  • Imprisoning Communitiesby Todd R Clear

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 22.99

    In the first detailed, empirical exploration of the effects of mass incarceration on poor places, Imprisoning Communities demonstrates that in high doses incarceration contributes to the very social problems it is intended to solve: it breaks up family and social networks; deprives siblings, spouses, and parents of emotional and financial support;... more...

  • The Law of Occupationby Yutuka Arai

    BRILL 2009; US$ 289.00

    Analyzes the historical evolution of the laws of occupation as a special branch of international humanitarian law (IHL), focusing on the extent to which this body of law has been transformed by its interaction with the development of international human rights law. more...

  • Due Diligence and Its Application to Protect Women from Violenceby Carin Benninger-Budel

    BRILL 2009; US$ 97.00

    Analyses the effectiveness of the due diligence standard as well as other strategies to prevent and respond to violence against women by non-state actors taking into account contemporary problems that pose threats to women's rights. more...

  • Fair Balanceby Jonas Christoffersen

    BRILL 2009; US$ 280.00

    In one of the most important publications on the European Convention and Court of Human Rights in recent years, a wide range of fundamental practical and theoretical problems of crucial importance are addressed in an original and critical way bringing a fresh, coherent and innovative order into well-known battle zones. The analysis revolves around... more...

  • Beyond the Burning Crossby Edward J. Cleary

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.00

    Does our abhorrence of racism allow us to ban certain forms of speech? This is the simple yet subversive question that Edward J. Cleary posed to the U.S. Supreme Court when, in 1991, he defended a white student who had burned a cross on a black family's lawn in St. Paul, Minnesota, violating a local ordinance against hate crimes. As a progressive,... more...

  • On Libertyby Stuart John

    Harriman House 2010; US$ 2.62

    A potent defence of the individual, and a foundational text for political and social Liberalism, 'On Liberty' is a classic of English philosophy. An important and fascinating book, in many respects it provided the spiritual basis of modern Western society - mistrustful of religion, respectful of non-conformity, and prizing personal over social fulfillment. more...

  • The European Court of Human Rights and its Discontentsby Spyridon Flogaitis; Tom Zwart; Julie Fraser

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    The European Court of Human Rights has long been part of the most advanced human rights regime in the world. However, the Court has increasingly drawn criticism, with questions raised about its legitimacy and backlog of cases. This book for the first time brings together the critics of the Court and its proponents to debate these issues. The result... more...