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  • Half the Skyby Nicholas D. Kristof; Sheryl Wudunn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    #1 National Bestseller From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era?s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet... more...

  • International Refugee Law and Socio-Economic Rightsby Michelle Foster

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    This book, first published in 2007, assesses the ability of the Refugee Convention to encompass socio-economic based claims. 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...

  • Cyberspace Lawby Hannibal Travis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    This book explores what the American Civil Liberties Union calls the "third era" in cyberspace, in which filters "fundamentally alter the architectural structure of the Internet, with significant implications for free speech." Although courts and nongovernmental organizations increasingly insist upon constitutional and other legal guarantees of a... more...

  • New Family Valuesby Karen Struening

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 114.99

    New Family Values provides a critical analysis of scholars and authors who argue that law and policy should be used to foster one model of family?the intact two-parent (heterosexual) family. The author argues that this position does not adequately address the problem in purports to solve -family dissolution?and unnecessarily constrains personal liberty.... more...