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Human Rights

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  • Human Dignityby Aharon Barak

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    An analytical study of human dignity as the humanity of a person, as a constitutional value and a constitutional right. more...

  • Migration and Refugee Lawby John Vrachnas; Mirko Bagaric; Penny Dimopoulos; Athula Pathinayake

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 97.00

    A fully revised and comprehensive overview of the legal principles governing the entry of people into Australia. more...

  • Mobilizing for Human Rightsby Beth A. Simmons

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    This book demonstrates that the ratification of treaties generally leads to better human rights practices on average. more...

  • Breaking the Silenceby Fadela Amara; Sylvia Zappi

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    Born in France of Algerian parents, Fadela Amara is a human rights activist who speaks with both a personal and a collective voice. This book is a passionate account of her struggle to found the movement called "Ni Putes Ni Soumises" (Neither Whore Nor Submissive), aimed at shattering the law of silence about violence against women within French suburban... more...

  • Closing the Booksby Jon Elster

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    An analysis of the history of transitional justice from the fifth century BC to the present, first published in 2004. more...

  • Feminism: A Very Short Introductionby Margaret Walters

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 7.99

    This book provides an historical account of feminism, exploring its earliest roots and key issues such as voting rights and the liberation of the sixties. Margaret Walters brings the subject completely up to date by providing a global analysis of the situation of women, from Europe and the United States to Third World countries. more...

  • The American Dreamby Jim Cullen

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    "The American Dream" is one of the most familiar and resonant phrases in our national lexicon, so familiar that we seldom pause to ask its origin, its history, or what it actually means. In this fascinating short history, Jim Cullen explores the meaning of the American Dream, or rather the several American Dreams that have both reflected and shaped... more...

  • The Politics of the Veilby Joan Scott

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 25.95 US$ 23.61

    In 2004, the French government instituted a ban on the wearing of "conspicuous signs" of religious affiliation in public schools. Though the ban applies to everyone, it is aimed at Muslim girls wearing headscarves. Proponents of the law insist it upholds France's values of secular liberalism and regard the headscarf as symbolic of Islam's resistance... more...

  • The Law of Occupationby Yutuka Arai

    BRILL 2009; US$ 289.00

    Analyzes the historical evolution of the laws of occupation as a special branch of international humanitarian law (IHL), focusing on the extent to which this body of law has been transformed by its interaction with the development of international human rights law. more...

  • Due Diligence and Its Application to Protect Women from Violenceby Carin Benninger-Budel

    BRILL 2009; US$ 97.00

    Analyses the effectiveness of the due diligence standard as well as other strategies to prevent and respond to violence against women by non-state actors taking into account contemporary problems that pose threats to women's rights. more...