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  • Islam, Liberalism and Human Rightsby Katerina Dalacoura

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 35.00

    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...

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

    I.B.Tauris 2000; US$ 32.00

    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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    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...

  • Fundamental Rights and Private Law in Europeby Nuno Ferreira

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95

    The book explores the relationship between fundamental rights and private law in Europe, a debate usually referred to as Drittwirkung or ?horizontal effect of fundamental rights?. The work focuses on the field of tort law and looks, in particular, at the legal position of the tortfeasor. Part I of the book is dedicated to exploring the different... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95

    The Asia-Pacific region is known for having one of the least developed institutional mechanisms for protecting human rights. This edited collection makes a timely and distinctive contribution to contemporary debates about strengthening the institutional protection of human rights in the Asia-Pacific region, in the wake of ASEAN?s announcement in 2009... 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...

  • Human Rights Monitoring Mechanisms of the Council of Europeby Gauthier de Beco

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    This book explores the human rights monitoring mechanisms of the Council of Europe: the Commissioner for Human Rights, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the European Committee of Social Rights, the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities,... 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...