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Human Rights

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  • 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...

  • Menschenrechtlicher Gleichheitsschutzby Tilmann Altwicker

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 99.00

    Der UN-Menschenrechtsausschuss und der Europäische Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte sind mehr denn je gewillt, Fragen der menschenrechtlichen Gleichheit zu behandeln. Damit werden lokale Gleichheitsprobleme internationalisiert und zugleich subtilere Formen der Ungleichbehandlung zum Gegenstand der völkerrechtlichen Rechtsprechung. In der bisher einzigen... more...

  • Fundamental Rights and Private Law in Europeby Nuno Ferreira

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    The book explores, from a comparative and inter-disciplinary perspective, the relationship between fundamental rights and private law in Europe, a debate usually referred to as Drittwirkung or ?horizontal effect of fundamental rights?. It discusses the different models of ?horizontal effect? and the impact that fundamental rights may have in shaping... more...

  • Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Regionby Hitoshi Nasu; Ben Saul

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    The Asia-Pacific is known for having the least developed regional mechanisms for protecting human rights. This edited collection makes a timely and distinctive contribution to contemporary debates about building institutions for human rights protection in the Asia-Pacific region, in the wake of ASEAN?s establishment in 2009 of a sub-regional human... more...

  • Human Rights in the United Statesby Shareen Hertel; Kathryn Libal

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    Brings to light evidence of a shift toward a fuller engagement with international human rights norms and their application to domestic policy dilemmas in the US. more...

  • Religious Confession Privilege and the Common Lawby A. Keith Thompson

    BRILL 2011; US$ 192.00

    Despite what most evidence law texts say, religious confession privilege does exist at common law. This book provides proof from both historical and common law materials with consequences even in jurisdictions where the privilege now exists in statutory form. more...

  • Multinational Enterprises and Human Rightsby Alexandra Gatto

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    This well-researched book examines how the European Union could do more to ensure that EU-based multinational enterprises (MNEs) respect human rights when operating in third world countries. Alexandra Gatto identifies the primary obligations of MNEs as developed by international law, and investigates how the EU has promoted the respect of human rights... more...

  • National Minorities in Inter-State Relationsby Francesco Palermo; Natalie Sabanadze

    BRILL 2011; US$ 156.00

    The book offers a comprehensive analysis of the issues concerning national minorities in the context of inter-State relations, by respecting the rights of persons belonging to minorities, maintaining interethnic harmony and strengthening good neighbourly relations. more...

  • International Crimes and Other Gross Human Rights Violationsby Alette Smeulers; Fred Grünfeld

    BRILL 2011; US$ 182.00

    An interdisciplinary approach to international crimes as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and other gross human rights violations for students, scholars, professionals and practitioners to get an insight in the roles of perpetrators and bystanders. more...

  • The Sovereignty Paradoxby Dominik Zaum

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 94.99

    The post-cold war years have witnessed an unprecedented involvement by the United Nations in the domestic affairs of states, to end conflicts and rebuild political and administrative institutions. International administrations established by the UN or Western states have exercised extensive executive, legislative, and judicial authority over post-conflict... more...