Human Rights and Memory

Author: Daniel Levy
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271037385
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"Examines the foundations of human rights, how their political and cultural validation in a global context is posing challenges to nation-state sovereignty, and how they become an integral part of international relations and are institutionalized into domestic legal and political practices"--Provided by publisher.

The Noble Banner of Human Rights

Author: Anna-Mária Bíró
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004376968
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Tom Lantos was a Hungarian-born U.S. Congressman remembered for raising awareness and respect for human rights around the world. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1980 becoming the only Holocaust survivor ever to serve in the Congress. In 1983 he co-founded and chaired the Congressional Human Rights Caucus renamed in his honour as the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. With articles authored by leading academics this Festschrift remembers Tom Lantos’s extensive human rights activism on the human rights themes he was passionately involved with around the world. The essays offer new insights on a range of topical human rights issues, such as human rights education, religious freedom, post-conflict justice, minority rights and identity politics.

Inhabiting Memory

Author: Marjorie Agosín
Publisher: Wings Press (TX)
ISBN: 9780916727529
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The relationship between historical or traumatic events and the memories created by them are examined in this selection of essays by writers who have been affected by the social and political upheavals of Latin America during the past four decades. Recognizing the impact these events have had upon both collective and individual memory, these essayists also recall hard times living through the McCarthy era and the AIDS epidemic as well as the effects of living in exile from Chile and the bicultural reality around the U.S. border with Mexico. Contributors include Nancy Barra, Claudia Bernardi, Julio Cortázar, June Carolyn Erlick, Eduardo Galeano, Maria Rosa Lojo, and Peter Winn.

Human Rights and Refugees Internally Displaced Persons and Migrant Workers

Author: Anne Fruma Bayefsky
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004144838
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Examines the major issues in the field today: the theoretical challenges of international protection; lessons learned from the field including Afghanistan, Iraq and Sudan; jurisprudential responses from courts; due process issues from Europe, Canada and the United States, and the special needs of migrant workers.

Law Politics and Rights

Author: Tiyanjana Maluwa
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004249001
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The essays in this collection, drawing upon Kader Asmal's inspirational role, explore various aspects of constitutionalism, human rights, democracy, and international criminal justice and the ICC, among other topics. Some of the discussions also offer accounts of Asmal's contribution to international law-making processes and legal activism.

Essays on Religion and Human Rights

Author: David Little
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110707262X
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"This collection of essays by David Little addresses human rights in relation to the historical settings in which its language was drafted and adopted. Featuring five original essays, Little articulates his view that fascist practices before and during World War II vivified the wrongfulness of deliberately inflicting severe pain, injury, and destruction for self-serving purposes and that the human rights corpus, developed in response, was designed to outlaw all practices of arbitrary force. He contends that while there must be an accountable human rights standard, it should guarantee latitude for the expression and practice of beliefs, consistent with outlawing arbitrary force. Little details the theoretical grounds of the relationship between religion and human rights, and concludes with essays on US policy and the restraint of force in regard to terrorism. With a foreword by John Kelsey, this book is a capstone of the work of this influential writer on religion, philosophy, and law"--

Citizens of Memory

Author: Silvia R. Tandeciarz
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 161148846X
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This book explores practices of recollection in contemporary Argentina that helped define the nation’s approach to transitional justice in the first decades of the twenty-first century and enhances the critical literature on historical memory and trauma in Latin America by integrating affect theory to cultural representations of state violence.