International Human Rights Law

Author: Manisuli Ssenyonjo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317114124
Format: PDF
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This timely and valuable book explores the development of international human rights law over the last six decades. The volume brings together leading experts to reflect on different aspects of human rights law, not only considering and evaluating the developments so far, but also identifying relevant problems and proposing relevant possible perspectives for the continued positive future development of human rights law. The book is international in perspective, both in scope and context, and covers developments in the international protection of human rights since the adoption of the UDHR in 1948. The developments considered include the United Nations system of protecting human rights as well as regional human rights systems in Africa, America and Europe. It also considers some key themes relevant to human rights including globalisation, protecting human rights in emergency situations and trade sanctions, the development of human rights NGOs, and many others. The book will be an invaluable resource for students, academics and policy-makers working in the field of international human rights.

Die Anerkennung traditioneller Institutionen in S dafrika Ghana und Uganda

Author: Lisa Heemann
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161547171
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Sudafrika, Ghana und Uganda sind Beispiele afrikanischer Staaten, die traditionelle Institutionen in ihren Verfassungen anerkennen. Traditionelle Institutionen ubernehmen neben ihren kulturellen Amtern auch hoheitliche Aufgaben auf lokaler Ebene zum Beispiel in der Administration von Landnutzungsrechten, in der Rechtsprechung oder in der Kommunalverwaltung. Sie fungieren zudem als Reprasentanten der traditionellen Gemeinschaften in eigenen Mitwirkungsgremien auf nationaler Ebene. Die politische Bewertung fallt ambivalent aus: einerseits als Ausdruck kultureller Vielfalt, andererseits als patriarchische, lokale Eliten. Die Analyse des universellen und regionalen Volkerrechts sowie der innerstaatlichen Rechtsordnungen zeigt den Umgang des Rechts mit diesem Spannungsverhaltnis und die insbesondere menschenrechtlichen Anforderungen an die Ausgestaltung der Anerkennung traditioneller Institutionen auf.

Globale Koine Eirene

Author: Jorrik Fulda
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658133260
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Jorrik Fulda entwickelt in dieser Arbeit eine Zwei-Zyklen-Theorie, die in der aktuellen Konstellation zwischen Macht (insb. die US-Hegemonie) und Normen (Prozesse von Konstitutionalisierung im Völkerrecht) auf globaler Ebene eine Wiederholung des regionalen, antiken griechischen Modells, der so genannten „Koine Eirene-Verträge“ (griechisch: Allgemeiner Friede), in Verbindung mit einem ambivalenten Hegemon sieht. Es werden fünf Fallbeispiele von Konstitutionalisierung aus dieser Perspektive untersucht (z.B. die International Bill of Rights oder das Völkerstrafrecht), um abschließend Grundsätze für eine gerechte Globalverfassung heraus zu arbeiten.

Human Rights and Humanitarian Diplomacy

Author: Kelly-Kate Pease
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526109425
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Human rights and humanitarian diplomacy provides an up to date and accessible overview of the field, and serves as a practical guide to those seeking to engage in human rights work. Pease argues that while human rights are internationally recognised, important disagreements exist on definition, priority and implementation. With the help of human rights diplomacy, these differences can be bridged, and a new generation of human rights professionals will build better relationships.

Allgemeine Erkl rung der Menschenrechte

Author: Vereinte Nationen
Publisher: Aegitas
ISBN: 500064137X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Die Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenrechte (A/RES/217, UN-Doc. 217/A-(III)), auch: Deklaration der Menschenrechte oder UN-Menschenrechtscharta oder kurz AEMR, ist das ausdrückliche Bekenntnis der Vereinten Nationen zu den allgemeinen Grundsätzen der Menschenrechte. Es wurde am 10. Dezember 1948 von der Generalversammlung der Vereinten Nationen im Palais de Chaillot in Paris genehmigt und verkündet.

Human Rights

Author: Christian Tomuschat
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191506699
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This third edition of Human Rights: Between Idealism and Realism presents human rights in action, focusing on their effectiveness as legal tools designed to benefit human beings. By combining conceptual analysis with an emphasis on procedures and mechanisms of implementation, this volume provides a multidimensional overview of human rights. After examining briefly the history of human rights, the author analyses the intellectual framework that forms the basis of their legitimacy. In particular, he covers the concept of universality and the widely used model that classifies human rights into clusters of different 'generations'. In this edition, the author brings together the fundamental aspects of human rights law, addressing human dignity as the ethical foundation of human rights, the principle of equality and non-discrimination as the essence of any culture of human rights, the protections against racial discrimination and discrimination against women, and assesses the individual as a subject of international law. The volume then moves on to assess the activities of the political institutions of the United Nations, the expert bodies established by the relevant treaties, and the international tribunals specifically entrusted at the regional level with protecting human rights. This edition also includes specific analysis of the actions mandated by the UN Security Council against Libya in 2011. It also includes greater coverage of the jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. The author explains how and why the classical array of politically inspired informal devices has been enriched by the addition of international criminal procedures and by endeavours to introduce civil suits against alleged individual violators of human rights. Finally, the volume is rounded off by a consideration of the importance of humanitarian law as an instrument for the protection of human life and dignity and an exploration of the future of human rights.

Fair Trade

Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz
Publisher: Murmann Verlag DE
ISBN: 9783938017630
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Public Policy in International Economic Law

Author: Diane Desierto
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191026484
Format: PDF
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States reject inequality when they choose to ratify the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), but to date the ICESCR has not yet figured prominently in the policy calculus behind States' international economic decisions. This book responds to the modern challenge of operationalizing the ICESCR, particularly in the context of States' decisions within international trade, finance, and investment. Differentiating between public policy mechanisms and institutional functional mandates in the international trade, finance, and investment systems, this book shows legal and policy gateways for States to feasibly translate their fundamental duties to respect, protect, and fulfil economic, social and cultural rights into their trade, finance, and investment commitments, agreements, and contracts. It approaches the problem of harmonizing social protection objectives under the ICESCR with a State's international economic treaty obligations, from the designing and interpreting international treaty texts, up to the institutional monitoring and empirical analysis of ICESCR compliance. In examining public policy options, the book takes into account around five decades of States' implementation of social protection commitments under the ICESCR; its normative evolution through the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the Committee's expanded fact-finding and adjudicative competences under the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR; as well as the critical, dialectical, and deliberative roles of diverse functional interpretive communities within international trade, finance, and investment law. Ultimately, the book shoes how States' ICESCR commitments operate as the normative foundation of their trade, finance, and investment decisions.