Making Human Rights Work Globally

Author: Anthony Woodiwiss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781904385080
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"This book will be of interest to those in the fields of labour law, sociology, industrial relations, human rights, and international law."--Jacket.

The Harmonisation of National Legal Systems

Author: Antonios E. Platsas
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 178643329X
Format: PDF
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This book offers a novel perspective on the leading concept of harmonisation, advocating the mutual benefits and practical utility of harmonised law. Theoretical models and factors for harmonisation are explored in detail. Antonios E. Platsas acknowledges a range of additional factors and presents harmonisation as a widely applicable and useful theory.

The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law

Author: Dinah Shelton
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191668982
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law provides a comprehensive and original overview of one of the fundamental topics within international law. It contains substantial new essays by over forty leading experts in the field, giving students, scholars, and practitioners a complete overview of the issues that inform research and a "map" of the debates that animate the field. Each chapter features critical and up-to-date analysis of the current state of debate and discussion, assessing recent work, and advancing the understanding of all aspects of this developing area of international law. Addressing all aspects of international human rights law, the Handbook consists of over forty chapters, divided into seven parts. The first two sections explore the foundational theories and the historical antecedents of human rights law from a diverse set of disciplines, including the philosophical, religious, biological, and psychological origins of moral development and altruism, and sociological findings about cooperation and conflict. They also trace the historical sources of human rights through comparative and international law by conducting a case study of the anti-slavery movement. Section III focuses on the law-making process and certain categories of rights. Sections IV and V examine the normative and institutional evolution of human rights, and discuss its impact on various doctrines of general international law. The final two sections are more speculative, examining whether there is an advantage to considering major social problems from a human rights perspective and, if so, how that might be done. Section VI analyses several current problems that are being addressed by governments both domestically and through international organizations, and issues that have been placed on the human rights agenda of the United Nations, such as state responsibility for human rights violations and economic sanctions to enforce human rights. The final section then evaluates the impact of international human rights law over the past six decades from a variety of perspectives. The Handbook will be an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and practitioners of international human rights law. It provides the reader with new perspectives on international human rights law that are both multidisciplinary and geographically and culturally diverse. It should become the new standard reference work in this area.

Islam and International Human Rights

Author: Mohammed Moustafa Orfy
Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9783838356372
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The relationship between Islam and the West has been controversial and problematic because of some intertwined factors, including the unpleasant history between them . After the dramatic tragedy of 9-11 , the situation has become even worse ; as many questions have been repeatedly asked about the truth of Islam and its real intentions towards Non- Muslims . In the briefest way, this book answers one of the most important questions by clarifying the nature of the relationship between Islam and the international standards for human rights , in order to identify whether or not Islam , as the religion of a fifth of the whole population of the world community and the fastest growing religion , constitutes an obstacles towards building a common global culture with respect to human rights. To meet this end, the book compares the Islamic scheme of human rights with the relevant international declarations and conventions on human rights. It also explains the Islamic views towards some controversial issues , such as Jihad, women, democracy,slavery, Non Muslims, etc. It is a (MA dissertation) in International law that got distinction.

Democracy in Asia Europe and the world

Author: Chʻŏng-si An
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Intl
ISBN: 9789812103253
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Studies carried out by international institutions such as the World Bank show that the higher the level of press freedom, the higher is the control of corruption in public institutions. Generally, there is a positive correlation between the institutional mechanisms for people to voice their opinions and the accountability of governments. the purpose of the study is to create awareness and understanding, among government policy makers and otherinfluential persons, of the connection between freedom of expression and socio-economic development in their countries. With such knowledge there will be a greater appreciation for the need for free expression as a necessary corollary to socio-economic development. Findings of the study form the basis of policy-relevant guidelines for consideration by development agencies including national governments and civil society organisations. This book critically analyses the role of free speech and media as a whole in the process of development in selected Asian countries, such as India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.

Gangster Capitalism

Author: Michael Woodiwiss
ISBN: 9781845290610
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Everyone knows what organised crime is. Each year dozens of feature films, hundreds of books, and thousands of news stories explain to an eager public that organised crime is what gangsters do. Closely knit, ethnically distinct, and ruthlessly efficient, these mafias control the drugs trade, people trafficking and other serious crimes. If only states would take the threat seriously and recognise the global nature of modern organised crime, the FBI's success against the Italian mafia could be replicated throughout the world. The wicked trade in addictive drugs could be brought to a halt. The trouble is, as Woodiwiss demonstrates in shocking and surprising detail, what everyone knows about organised crime is pretty much completely wrong. In reality the most important figures in organised crime are employees of multinational companies, politicians and bureaucrats. Gangsters are certainly a problem, but much of their strength comes from attempts to prohibit the market for certain drugs. Even here they are minor players when compared with the intelligence and law enforcement agencies that selectively enforce prohibition and profit from it. global economy provides the most mouth-watering opportunities for illegal profits. Woodiwiss shows how respectable businessmen and revered statesmen have seized these opportunities in an orgy of fraud and illegal violence that would leave the most hardened Mafioso speechless with admiration.