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Contemporary Sources of Human Rights Violations  

Mahmood Monshipouri

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Subject:
Human Rights
Given the systematic threats facing humanity, there is an urgent need for new thinking about the human rights project. The most prevalent form of global abuse exists in the form of ... More

Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms and Universal Jurisdiction  

Ronald C. Slye

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Subject:
Human Rights
Domestic courts play an important role in the adjudication of international law, including international human rights law. The relationship between international and domestic law has often ... More

Economic and Social Rights  

William F. Felice

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Subject:
Human Rights
Economic rights refer to the right to property, the right to work, and the right to social security. Social rights are those entitlements necessary for an adequate standard of living, ... More

Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights  

Henry F. Carey

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
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Human Rights
Economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCRs) emerged in the twentieth century as the set of “second-generation” rights after civil and political rights (CPRs). ESCRs represent the ... More

Feminist Perspectives on Human Rights  

Laura Parisi

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Feminism has provided some new perspectives to the discourse on human rights over the years. Contemporary feminist scholarship has sought to critique the liberalism on which the conception ... More

Global Distributive Justice  

Kevin K W Ip

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Nov 2017
Subject:
Human Rights
Distributive justice, in its broadest sense, is about how benefits and burdens ought to be distributed among a set of individuals as a matter of right and entitlement. Political ... More

Human Rights and History  

Micheline Ishay

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Subject:
Human Rights
As a focus of academic inquiry, human rights gained legitimacy only after World War II. While the subject received consistent attention within the field of international law, greater ... More

Human Rights and the State  

Sonia Cardenas

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Subject:
Human Rights
The modern state’s role vis-à-vis human rights has always been ambiguous. States are the basic guarantors of human rights protections, just as they can be brutal violators of human rights. ... More

Human Rights Education  

Anja Mihr

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Subject:
Human Rights
Human rights education (HRE) is a set of educational and pedagogical learning methods aimed at informing people and training them in their human rights. The earliest foundation of HRE is ... More

Human Rights: Effectiveness of International and Regional Mechanisms  

Par Engstrom

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Subject:
Human Rights
The issue of human rights presents a dilemma for the discipline of international relations (IR) in general and the literature on international institutions in particular. Since ... More

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