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Human Rights

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  • The Genocide Conventionby Hirad Abtahi; Philippa Webb

    BRILL 2008; US$ 574.00

    Gathers together the records of the multitude of meetings which, in the context of the newly established United Nations, led to the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide on 9 December 1948. This work enables academics and practitioners an access to the Genocide Convention's travaux preparatoires. more...

  • Rights Talkby Mary Ann Glendon

    Free Press 2008; US$ 16.95

    Political speech in the United States is undergoing a crisis. Glendon's acclaimed book traces the evolution of the strident language of rights in America and shows how it has captured the nation's devotion to individualism and liberty, but omitted the American traditions of hospitality and care for the community. more...

  • Discourse on Inequalityby Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.99

    The searing indictment of man-made inequality in all its many forms that Rousseau offers in Discourse on Inequality is a must-read for philosophy buffs and supporters of social justice. This artfully composed argument sets forth the core elements of Rousseau's philosophical views, including his unique take on Hobbes' concept of nature and natural... more...

  • Freedom of Informationby Patrick Birkinshaw

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 64.00

    This detailed discussion of FOI laws and personal data laws examines the historical development and their modern context. more...

  • Legalizing Gay Marriageby Michael Mello

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 28.95

    Every day seems to bring news of legal challenges to existing marriage laws and the constitutionality of any form of union for same-sex partners. In this timely and accessible book, Michael Mello argues that the public debates and political battles that have divided Vermont and Massachusetts will be repeated across the country as state after state... more...

  • Human Rights and Minority Rights in the European Unionby Kirsten Shoraka

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    This book examines the development and the role of human rights in the European Union, arguing that human rights have become an important component of the foreign policy of the European Union. The book goes on to analyse the EU?s policy on minorities, as a particular example of human rights. more...

  • Immunities and the Right of Access to Court under Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rightsby Matthias Kloth

    BRILL 2010; US$ 133.00

    Combining immunities under public international law and privileges afforded to certain bodies and persons by domestic law, this book discusses the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights on the conflict between immunities and Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights. more...

  • Equality, Dignity, and Same-Sex Marriageby Man Yee Karen Lee

    BRILL 2010; US$ 178.00

    This book studies the concepts of equality and dignity, and reveals their inadequacies as grounds for same-sex marriage. It argues that the moral disagreement involved entails finding common ground for deliberation between parties who share fundamental values as fellow rights-holders. more...

  • Trafficking and Human Rightsby Leslie Holmes

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    Human trafficking is widely considered to be the fastest growing branch of trafficking. As this important book reveals, it has moved rapidly up the agenda of states and international organisations since the early-1990s, not only because of this growth, but also as its implications for security and human rights have become clearer. This fascinating... more...

  • Do They Hear You When You Cryby Fauziya Kassindja; Layli Miller Bashir

    Transworld 2010; US$ 12.78

    Like the bestsellers Princess and Not Without My Daughter, Do They Hear You When You Cry? tells the dramatic, compulsively readable story of a woman fighting to free herself from the injustices of her culture. Fauziya Kassindja's harrowing story begins in Togo, Africa, where she enjoyed a sheltered childhood, shielded by her progressive father from... more...