International Human Rights Law Sourcebook


Author: Andrew M. Borene,Alice Beauheim Borene,Michael Sullivan, III

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781627224093

Category: Law

Page: 592

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This comprehensive sourcebook edited by esteemed professionals, is a compilation of important human rights documents: universal declaration of human rights, international covenant on civil and political rights, UN documents and many more that are critical to understanding and promoting human rights. As part of a sister volume (The International Law (Law of Armed Conflict) Sourcebook - being released in Spring of 2014), together or individually each serves as an excellent resource to anyone involved in understanding and defending the current laws and rules. Students, professors, lawyers, human rights activists and those interested in the legal regime governing human rights litigation and policy should not be without this single-source for the increasingly important body of law.

Sharia, Muslim States and International Human Rights Treaty Obligations

A Comparative Study


Author: Nisrine Abiad

Publisher: BIICL

ISBN: 9781905221417

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 1978

This research â?? undertaken from a comparative perspective with a view to identifying any patterns followed by Islamic countries in making declarations and reservations to the main international human rights treaties â?? measures and analyzes to what extent Sharia affects the ratification and implementation of human rights norms by Muslim States. An analysis of the various roles of Sharia reveals different approaches in the use of Islamic considerations by Muslim States. At an international level, Sharia has always been used upon the ratification of international human rights treaties to limit the scope of the State's engagement. Internally, however, some recent examples of legislative amendments and judicial activities demonstrate that Sharia is and can be used to achieve a better translation of human rights norms into domestic practice.

Human Rights Manual and Sourcebook for Africa


Author: Keir Starmer,Theodora A. Christou

Publisher: BIICL

ISBN: 0903067846

Category: History

Page: 1391

View: 6358

At a time when the issue of human rights in Africa is making many advances, Human Rights Sourcebook and Manual for Africa introduces easy-to-use jurisprudence. The first section covers key principles and human rights norms which are detailed in straightforward language. The second section is devoted to the death penalty, detailing the relevant provisions from both international and regional instruments and offering a comparative commentary as to how the principles and relevant rights relate to the death penalty. The third section summarizes key case law from international, regional and domestic African courts and tribunals. The case summaries detail the facts and decisions and include a headnote of relevant concepts for quick reference. The fourth section focuses on thirteen African countries, yet the reports are a useful comparative resource for all countries. From conducting the research and compiling the material for this final section, it is apparent that nothing like this has been attempted before in Africa. Much of the work emanates from primary research and investigation conducted by local research teams in the individual countries. Investigative research includes visiting prisons, physically counting the individuals on death row and interviewing the detainees to obtain their age and the length of time they had been on death row.

Sourcebook on Public International Law


Author: Tim Hillier

Publisher: Cavendish Publishing

ISBN: 1843143801

Category: Law

Page: 920

View: 7832

This work is primarily aimed at the law student, although it may also be of relevance to those studying international relations. It covers the main topics of public international law and is designed to serve both as a textbook and as a case and materials book.

International Humanitarian Law (law of Armed Conflict) Sourcebook


Author: Andrew M. Borene,Alice Beauheim Borene,Michael Sullivan

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781627225137

Category: Law

Page: 756

View: 6131

The International Humanitarian Law (Law of Armed Conflict) Sourcebook is a comprehensive compilation of the major source documents of International Humanitarian Law. Whether alone as a reference on the laws of armed conflict, or combined into a set as a companion volume with The International Human Rights Law Sourcebook to complete a picture of complementary bodies of international law, this ready-reference will be invaluable to lawyers, policymakers, military leaders, nongovernmental organizations and academics around the world.

Human Rights in the Post-9/11 World


Author: Bethany Barratt

Publisher: International Debate Education Assn


Category: Political Science

Page: 184

View: 755

Human Rights in the Post-9/11 World draws on the insights of top scholars in law, political science, and philosophy from across the international community to explore four broad questions: How have definitions of warfare and the legal and philosophical restraints on violence that have emerged around war changed since 9/11? What are the broader implications of these changes for international human rights law? To what extent have these changes altered domestic human rights practices? What can we predict about the future of the international human rights regime? Four thematic sections address: 9/11 and changing definitions of warfare, 9/11's impact on international law, The relationship between freedom from terror and other human rights, Human rights and international organizations since 9/11 Book jacket.

Religious Legal Traditions, International Human Rights Law and Muslim States


Author: Kamran Hashemi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900416555X

Category: Law

Page: 283

View: 9323

This book offers an exploration of aspects of the subject, Islam and Human Rights, which is the focus of considerable scholarship in recent years predominantly from Western scholars. Thus it is interesting and important to have the field addressed from a non -Western perspective and by an Iranian scholar. The study draws on Persian language literature that addresses both theological and legal dimensions of the theme. The work is also distinctive in that it tackles three areas that have been largely ignored in the literature. It undertakes a comparative study of the laws of several Muslim States with respect to religious freedom, minorities and the rights of the child. The study offers an optimistic vision of the fundamental compatibility of Islam and international human rights standards.

Sourcebook of the World's Religions

An Interfaith Guide to Religion and Spirituality


Author: Joel Beversluis

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577313328

Category: Religion

Page: 420

View: 6931

Now in its third edition, this is the most comprehensive work available on the rich variety of paths available to today's spiritual seekers. More than an academic reference, it explores how religions can collaborate to help the world. Essays exploring the realm of building an interfaith community add to the book's detailed portraits of the major religious traditions. The Sourcebook also contains essays on spiritual practices as diverse as theosophy, wicca, and indigenous religions. This revised edition of the Sourcebook offers an unparalleled look at where spirituality is headed in the coming millennium.

Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook

A Comprehensive Outline and Reference Tool


Author: Ira J. Kurzban

Publisher: N.A


Category: Emigration and immigration law

Page: 1363

View: 3526

International Human Rights Law and Domestic Violence

The Effectiveness of International Human Rights Law


Author: Ronagh J.A. McQuigg

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136742085

Category: Law

Page: 192

View: 2134

This book examines the effectiveness of international human rights law, through the case study of domestic violence. This book asks whether international human rights law can only be effective in ‘traditional’ cases of human rights abuse or whether it can rise to the challenge of being used in relation to such an issue as domestic violence? The book focuses primarily on the question of how international human rights law could be used in relation to domestic violence in the United Kingdom. The book considers recent case law from the European Court of Human Rights on domestic violence and whether the UK courts could use the Human Rights Act 1998 to assist victims of domestic violence. The book goes on to look in detail at the statements of the international human rights bodies on domestic violence, with particular focus on those made by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women. The book explores the impact that the statements have had so far on the UK government’s policy in relation to domestic violence

Privacy Law Sourcebook 2004

United States Law, International Law, and Recent Developments


Author: Marc Rotenberg

Publisher: Epic

ISBN: 9781893044241

Category: Law

Page: 634

View: 7818

Sourcebook on Feminist Jurisprudence


Author: Hilaire Barnett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135353026

Category: Law

Page: 604

View: 5430

This book is a comprehensive analysis of the relationship between feminist theories and the law, and the way in which developments of the former have affected, and been affected by, the latter. The book takes as its starting point a study of women and culture on an international level, which demonstrates how religious and cultural influences have been fundamental in establishing contemporary legal and social mores. This provides the setting for an investigation into legal and social discrimination and inequality, and how this has been addressed by the emergence of feminism. A number of critiques and developments are examined.

Asylum Case Law Sourcebook

Master Index and Case Abstracts for U.S. Court Decisions


Author: David A. Martin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Asylum, Right of

Page: 699

View: 5766

Religious Actors and International Law


Author: Ioana Cismas

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019102189X

Category: Law

Page: 440

View: 6875

This book assesses whether a new category of religious actors has been constructed within international law. Religious actors, through their interpretations of the religion(s) they are associated with, uphold and promote, or indeed may transform, potentially oppressive structures or discriminatory patterns. This study moves beyond the concern that religious texts and practices may be incompatible with international law, to provide an innovative analysis of how religious actors themselves are accountable under international law for the interpretations they choose to put forward. The book defines religious actors as comprising religious states, international organizations, and non-state entities that assume the role of interpreting religion and so claim a 'special' legitimacy anchored in tradition or charisma. Cutting across the state / non-state divide, this definition allows the full remit of religious bodies to be investigated. It analyses the crucial question of whether religious actors do in fact operate under different international legal norms to non-religious states, international organizations, or companies. To that end, the Holy See-Vatican, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and churches and religious organizations under the European Convention on Human Rights regime are examined in detail as case studies. The study ultimately establishes that religious actors cannot be seen to form an autonomous legal category under international law: they do not enjoy special or exclusive rights, nor incur lesser obligations, when compared to their respective non-religious peers. Going forward, it concludes that a process of two-sided legitimation may be at stake: religious actors will need to provide evidence for the legality of their religious interpretations to strengthen their legitimacy, and international law itself may benefit from religious actors fostering its legitimacy in different cultural contexts.

A sourcebook for earth's community of religions


Author: Joel Diederik Beversluis

Publisher: Source Book Project


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 366

View: 5844

Sourcebook of resource information about different religions, including their origins and beliefs.

Sourcebook on German Law


Author: Raymond Youngs

Publisher: Cavendish Publishing

ISBN: 1843144794

Category: Law

Page: 816

View: 8641

This work gives a brief and selective outline of the central areas of German substantive law and introduces the reader to original German legal material (which is accompanied by an English translation).