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Human Rights

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  • 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...

  • Legalizing Gay Marriageby Michael Mello

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Human Rights in International Investment Law and Arbitrationby Pierre-Marie Dupuy; Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann; Francesco Francioni

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 89.99

    This book offers a systematic analysis of the interaction between international investment law, investment arbitration and human rights, including the role of national and international courts, investor-state arbitral tribunals and alternative jurisdictions, the risks of legal and jurisdictional fragmentation, the human rights dimensions of investment... more...

  • Rule of Law in the Middle East and the Islamic World, Theby Eugene Cotran; Mai Yamani

    I.B.Tauris 2000; US$ 14.95

    In this country-by-country survey a range of distinguished scholars, practitioners and judges explore how the concepts of ?the Rule of Law? and ?Human Rights? are being debated and applied in the changing social and political climates of Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Palestine, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. more...

  • Islam, Liberalism and Human Rightsby Katerina Dalacoura

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    This timely book, newly revised for this edition, addresses the question of human rights in the international context, focusing in particular on the interaction between human rights as a value and norm in international relations and Islam as a constituent of political culture in particular societies. Katerina Dalacoura?s argument proceeds at two levels.... more...

  • Grounding Human Rights in a Pluralist Worldby Grace Y. Kao

    Georgetown University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    In 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which declared that every human being, without "distinction of any kind," possesses a set of morally authoritative rights and fundamental freedoms that ought to be socially guaranteed. Since that time, human rights have arguably become the... more...