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Human Rights

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  • The Invisible Constitutionby Laurence H. Tribe

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 12.99

    As everyone knows, the United States Constitution is a tangible, visible document. Many see it in fact as a sacred text, holding no meaning other than that which is clearly visible on the page. Yet as renowned legal scholar Laurence Tribe shows, what is not written in the Constitution plays a key role in its interpretation. Indeed some of the most... more...

  • Human Rights as Indivisible Rightsby I E Koch

    BRILL 2009; US$ 148.00

    The book analyses the legal nation of human rights as indivisible, interrelated and interdependent rights by analysing case law from the European Court of Human Rights. The book concludes that the nation of human rights as indivisible right as a legal content and that aspects of several socio-economic rights are in fact protected by the Convention. more...

  • The Changing Face of Religion and Human Rightsby C Nathan

    BRILL 2009; US$ 110.00

    Clemens N. Nathan has devoted a lifetime to the pursuit of Human Rights to understanding more...

  • Minority Groups and Judicial Discourse in International Lawby G Pentassuglia

    BRILL 2009; US$ 141.00

    Set against previous stages of minority protection under international law, this book discusses the role of courts and court-like bodies particularly in the Americas, Africa and Europe in articulating and accommodating the interests and needs of ethno-cultural minority groups as part of the human rights discourse. Conceptually, it exposes different... more...

  • 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...

  • Freedom of Informationby Patrick Birkinshaw

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 59.00

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

  • 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$ 44.95

    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...