Search results: Found 144

Listing 1 - 10 of 144 << page
of 15
>>
Sort by
Human Rights and Democracy - The Precarious Triumph of Ideals

Author:
ISBN: 9781849663458 9781849663465 9781849663472 9781849664868 Year: Pages: 192 Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Political Science
Added to DOAB on : 2014-03-15 11:41:54
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Combines an overview of the key theoretical models of democracy and human rights with a state-of-the-art survey which reports on trade-offs between achievements, set-backs and challenges in some of the world's 'hotspots'. The 20th century has been described as the bloodiest in human history, but it was also the century in which people around the world embraced ideas of democracy and human rights as never before, constructing social, political and legal institutions seeking to contain human behaviour. Todd Landman offers an optimistic, yet cautionary tale of these developments, drawing on the literature, from politics, international relations and international law. He celebrates the global turn from tyranny and violence towards democracy and rights but also warns of the precariousness of these achievements in the face of democratic setbacks and the undermining of rights commitments by many countries during the so-called ‘War on Terror'. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Keywords

politics --- human rights

Die Schweiz im KSZE-Prozeß 1972-1983. Einfluß durch Neutralität

Author:
Book Series: Quellen und Darstellungen zur Zeitgeschichte ISSN: 2190-1317 ISBN: 9783486767315 Year: Volume: 99 Pages: 353 DOI: 10.1524/9783486767315 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History --- Political Science
Added to DOAB on : 2018-03-02 14:22:30
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Switzerland was not content to stay on the sidelines of the CSCE (Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe) negotiations. Particularly in the area of human rights policies and by applying its talent for successful mediation between East and West, Switzerland achieved great recognition, as Philip Rosin`s thoroughly researched and methodologically persuasive study clearly reveals.

Keywords

Switzerland --- CSCE --- human rights

Österreich im KSZE-Prozess 1969-1983. Neutraler Vermittler in humanitärer Mission

Author:
Book Series: Quellen und Darstellungen zur Zeitgeschichte ISSN: 2190-1317 ISBN: 9783486719307 Year: Volume: 98 Pages: 476 DOI: 10.1524/9783486719307 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History --- Political Science
Added to DOAB on : 2018-03-02 14:22:30
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Austria was active in the CSCE (Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe) negotiations, primarily in the contentious areas of humanitarian issues and human rights. Despite consistent claims of neutrality, Vienna supported the Western position on all important questions. Benjamin Gilde's broadly researched study offers major insight into the history of the humanitarian aspect of the CSCE.

Keywords

CSCE --- Austria --- human rights

Dog Days

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9781760462925 Year: Pages: 332 DOI: 10.22459/MIC.04.2019 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
Added to DOAB on : 2019-04-17 11:21:02
License: ANU Press

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2018 was the year of the ‘earthly dog’. In the middle of the long, hot, and feverish dog days of the summer of 2018, some workers at Shenzhen Jasic Technology took their chances and attempted to form an independent union. While this action was met by the harshest repression, it also led to extraordinary demonstrations of solidarity from small groups of radical students from all over the country, which in turn were immediately and severely suppressed. China’s year of the dog was also imbued with the spirit of another canine, Cerberus—the three-headed hound of Hades—with the ravenous advance of the surveillance state and the increasing securitisation of Chinese society, starting from the northwestern region of Xinjiang. This Yearbook traces these latest developments in Chinese society through a collection of 50 original essays on labour, civil society, and human rights in China and beyond, penned by leading scholars and practitioners from around the world.

Keywords

Demonstration --- China --- Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century : A Living Document in a Changing World

Author:
ISBN: 9782821881679 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Political Science
Added to DOAB on : 2019-12-06 13:15:39
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The Global Citizenship Commission was convened, under the leadership of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the auspices of NYU’s Global Institute for Advanced Study, to re-examine the spirit and stirring words of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The result – this volume – offers a 21st-century commentary on the original document, furthering the work of human rights and illuminati ng the ideal of global citizenship. What does it mean for each of us to be members of a global community? Since 1948, the Declaration has stood as a beacon and a standard for a better world. Yet the work of making its ideals real is far from over. Hideous and systemic human rights abuses continue to be perpetrated at an alarming rate around the world. Too many people, particularly those in power, are hostile to human rights or indifferent to their claims. Meanwhile, our global interdependence deepens. Bringing together world leaders and thinkers in the fields of philosophy, law, ethics, politics, and philanthropy, the Commission set out to develop a common understanding of the meaning of global citizenship – one that arises from basic human rights and empowers every individual in the world. This landmark report affirms the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and seeks to renew the 1948 enterprise, and the very ideal of the human family, for our day and generation.

Keywords

Human Rights --- declaration --- law

Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity

Author:
ISBN: 9789004265561 Year: Pages: 364 DOI: 10.1163/9789004265561 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Law
Added to DOAB on : 2020-05-19 04:52:00
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This volume contains a selection of essays based on papers presented at a conference organized at Yale University and hosted by the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA) and the International Association for the Study of Antisemitism (IASA), entitled “Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity.” The essays are written by scholars from a wide array of disciplines, intellectual backgrounds, and perspectives, and address the conference’s two inter-related areas of focus: global antisemitism and the crisis of modernity currently affecting the core elements of Western society and civilization.

Children’s Constitutional Rights in the Nordic Countries

Authors: --- --- ---
Book Series: Stockholm Studies in Child Law and Children’s Rights ISBN: 9789004382817 Year: Pages: 440 DOI: 10.1163/9789004382817 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Law
Added to DOAB on : 2020-05-19 04:57:06
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This study explores whether and how enshrining children’s rights in national constitutions improves implementation and enforcement of those rights by comparing Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish law. Readership: All interested in children’s rights, human rights and constitutional law. Politicians, academic libraries, researchers, students, practitioners in law.

Doing the Rights Thing

Author:
Book Series: UTS Shopfront Series ISBN: 9781863654234 Year: Pages: 60 DOI: 10.5130/978-1-86365-423-4 Language: English
Publisher: UTS ePRESS
Subject: Political Science --- Medicine (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2020-07-08 00:01:46
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This book is about the current state of human rights and the advocacy campaigns to end various abuses to these rights. It challenges views that give authority exclusively to the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and reductionist views that take the subsequently framed body of international human rights law as sacrosanct suggesting this this is an incomplete and therefore insufficient view of human rights; that the struggle for human rights exists in historical, political and cultural contexts that may variously challenge or lend support to perspectives on human rights. The author presents three accounts to argue the case: a brief historical overview of human rights; a close reading of a key human rights organisation; and accounts from a recent human rights campaign in Australia. These examples suggest that smaller, nimbler campaign organisations, focused on concrete human rights outcomes, can strategically and successfully employ discourses that are designed to fit with the local political and cultural settings.

The Erosion of the Rule of Law in Eritrea: Silencing Freedom of ExpressionPromoting Citizenship and Preventing Statelessness in South Africa: A Practitioner's Guide

Author:
ISBN: 9781920538378 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)
Subject: Law
Added to DOAB on : 2020-04-09 12:17:14
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

About the publicationThis report contains an in depth analysis of the muted right to freedom of expression in Eritrea. The number and forms of human rights violations related to the curtailing of free speech have been and continue to be well documented across the globe. This discourse identifies the right to free reception of information and expression as the bedrock to realising and maintaining the rule of law. Investigated herein is the historical background to the political evolution of the small African state and the social impact of the prevailing human rights violations.This report contains a compilation of human rights violations as determined by international treaty bodies, interviews with Eritrean witnesses and diaspora in exile and civil society reports on the human rights situation. It is argued in the report that the absence of the rule of law in Eritrea is directly attributed to the collapse of free expression as political forces see this right as a threat to their power base – a form of suppression that has nullified all human rights and freedoms and might well damage its people beyond repair.Table of ContentsPrefaceList of abbreviationsList of Eritrean print and electronic mediaAcknowledgmentsExecutive summary EnglishExecutive summary FrenchExecutive summary TigrinyaExecutive summary ArabicIntroductionContextualising the rule of law in EritreaEritrea’s human rights obligations and rule of lawNon-Implementation of the Eritrean ConstitutionSuppression of free expression as an attack on the rule of law in EritreaPrelude to dictatorship: Human rights before September 2001The Crackdown of September 2001Free expression in Eritrea today: Effects of widespread reprisalsClosure of non-state media housesCollapse of the journalistic profession in EritreaInternet censorshipFrom arbitrary arrests to subtle control of the messagePervasive editorial spinThe ‘03’ rumour systemSuppression of foreign and diaspora mediaReporting the work of the courtsEritrea’s international relationsAwareness of the dangers of refugee flightRebirth of independent journalismRecommendationsAnnex I: Compilation of recorded human rights violations related to free speechArbitrary arrest and detentionTorture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishmentDeath in custodyAnnex II: Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: EritreaI. Recommendations acceptedII. Recommendations that do not enjoy the support of Eritrea

Recht und Religion in Europa - zeitgenössische Konflikte und historische Perspektiven

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9783940344625 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2008-177 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Law --- Religion --- History
Added to DOAB on : 2011-11-04 00:00:00
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

What correlations exist between law and religion? To trace this relationship in selected periods and regions (the old East / Ancient, modern Europe, Islamic world) is the goal of this volume. As a specific thematic reference point, the editors have selected those tense relationship that exists between the law as a divine constitution and the law as a human right. The current occasion to address this matter was the perception of a resurgence of traditional religion, especially Islam.

Keywords

religion --- theology --- law --- human rights

Listing 1 - 10 of 144 << page
of 15
>>
Sort by
Narrow your search

Publisher

Springer Nature (29)

transcript Verlag (16)

Taylor & Francis (8)

MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (6)

Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) (6)

ANU Press (5)

De Gruyter (5)

UTS ePRESS (5)

Graduate Institute Publications (4)

Oxford University Press (4)

More...

License

CC by-nc-nd (73)

CC by (43)

CC by-nc (10)

ANU Press (5)

OpenEdition licence for Books (4)

CC by-nc-sa (3)

CC by-nd (2)

unknown (2)

OpenEdition Licence for Books (1)

Springer (1)


Language

english (110)

german (23)

spanish (5)

italian (3)

catalan (1)

french (1)


Year
From To Submit

2021 (3)

2020 (25)

2019 (13)

2018 (10)

2017 (15)

2016 (20)

2015 (13)

2014 (10)

2013 (10)

2012 (4)

More...