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Human Rights

  • Democratization and the Protection of Human Rights in Africaby BRENDALYN AMBROSE

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 165.00

    Development was achieved in the West by capitalism and industrialization before liberal democracy was introduced as a viable form of government. Africa is grappling with the problems of underdevelopment. Yet, the West insists on liberal democracy for Africa, a form of government which has no economic and social foundations in Africa. The West now faults... more...

  • Protecting Human Security in Africaby Ademola Abass

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 97.99

    Protecting Human Security in Africa discusses some of the most potent threats to human security in Africa. It deals especially with those threats to the security of African people which are least understood or explored. In themes varying from corruption, the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, food security, the devastation of internal displacement... more...

  • Regional Approaches to the Protection of Asylum Seekersby Ademola Abass; Francesca Ippolito

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    This book is a comprehensive assessment of regional responses to the crisis in the asylum/refugee system and critically examines how different regions tackle the problem. With contributions on Africa, Europe, Latin America, South Asia and the Middle East, the collection strives to appreciate what informs each region’s approach to the asylum process... more...

  • Africa's Long Road to Rights / Long Trajet de l'Afrique vers les droitsby Hakima Abbas

    Pambazuka Press 2007; US$ 15.99

    Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, this reflection on its achievements as well as its limitations brings to light the commission's work since its beginning. This bilingual compilation—in both English and French—includes essays by Hakima Abbas, Korir Sing'Oei Abraham, Roselynn... more...

  • Prisoners of the international communityby Denis Abels

    Springer 2012; US$ 279.00

    Little has been written about the legal position and conditions of detention of persons detained by international criminal tribunals, particularly as regards their internal legal position (their rights and duties inside the remand facility). The primary purpose of this book is to set out the law governing the detention of persons detained under the... more...

  • Human Rights and Structural Adjustmentby M. Rodwan Abouharb; David Cingranelli

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 34.00

    Critique of the effect of World Bank and IMF structural adjustment agreements on developing countries. more...

  • Contours of Citizenshipby Margaret Abraham; Esther Ngan-ling Chow; Laura Maratou-Alipranti

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    This book examines the complexity of citizenship in historical and contemporary contexts. It draws on empirical research from a range of countries, contexts and approaches in addressing women and citizenship in a global/local world and covers a selection of diverse issues. This rich collection informs our understanding of the pitfalls and possibilities... more...

  • New Faces, New Voicesby Marisa A. Abrajano; R. Michael Alvarez

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 23.95

    Making up 14.2 percent of the American population, Hispanics are now the largest minority group in the United States. Clearly, securing the Hispanic vote is more important to political parties than ever before. Yet, despite the current size of the Hispanic population, is there a clear Hispanic politics? Who are Hispanic voters? What are their political... 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...

  • The Anatomy of Tortureby William J. Aceves

    BRILL 2007; US$ 182.00

    Victims of human rights abuses have filed civil lawsuits in US courts to seek redress for their injuries. This book seeks to promote accountability for violations of international law. It tells the story of Filartiga v Pena-Irala, one of the significant examples of human rights litigation in the United States. more...