Modern Capital Of Human Rights

Author: Human Rights Watch (Organization)
Editor: Human Rights Watch
ISBN: 9781564321695
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LESBIAN AND GAY RIGHTS

Human Rights Watch World Report

Author: Human Rights Watch (Organization)
Editor: Human Rights Watch
ISBN: 9781564322074
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Encyclopedia Of Human Rights Issues Since 1945

Author: Winston Langley
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313301636
Size: 11,70 MB
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Presents more than 400 entries on human rights' violations, incidents, and initiatives, and profiles human rights activists.

Crime Social Control And Human Rights

Author: David Downes
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134005954
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The work of Stanley Cohen over four decades has come to acquire a classical status in the fields of criminology, sociology and human rights. His writing, research, teaching and practical engagement in these fields have been at once rigorously analytical and intellectually inspiring. It amounts to a unique contribution, immensely varied yet with several unifying themes, and it has made, and continues to make, a lasting impact around the world. His work thus has a protean character and scope which transcend time and place. This book of essays in Stanley Cohen's honour aims to build on and reflect some of his many-sided contributions. It contains chapters by some of the world's leading thinkers as well as the rising generation of scholars and practitioners whose approach has been shaped in significant respects by his own.

Civil Human Rights In Russia

Author: F. M. Rudinsky
Editor: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412808944
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Civil rights is a category of human rights that include individual personal freedom, privacy, personal security, a right to life, dignity, freedom from torture, freedom of movement and residence, and freedom of conscience. Such rights differ from the political, economic, social, and cultural rights guaranteed by the International Bill of Rights. The challenge of enforcing these rights has been acute throughout the world, but Russia in particular has experienced unique and significant difficulties. Until now, the theoretical literature dealing with the legal characteristics of civil rights, how to realize them, and how to protect people from their infringement, has been wanting. This timely and comprehensive volume rectifies this lapse, especially as civil rights enforcement relates to Russia. It draws on a wealth of materials, including reports and statistical data from the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the Ombudsman of the Russian Federation, and several Russian offices of state. The contributors, comprised of researchers, judges, lawyers, and legal authorities, are all experts in human and civil rights and bring a fresh perspective to these issues. They analyze international law, Russian legislation, and decisions of the European Court and the Constitutional Court of Russia each from a humanistic stance. While the authors represent different age groups, occupations, and approaches, they are in agreement on the necessity of protecting civil rights; expanding and developing their guaranty both in Russia and all over the world. Civil Human Rights in Russia dispels many of the myths about Russia and its attitude toward civil rights, especially as regards to the stereotype that the Russian people do not know about such rights, nor care about human dignity. The authors of this volume make clear that Russia has been instrumental in the formation and recognition of universal human rights. The Russian contribution builds on those established by the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights, and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. This volume is a fundamental contribution to the literature, one that will help the reader to understand the essence of civil human rights and how they may be implemented and enforced in the twenty-first century.

Human Rights In World History

Author: Peter N. Stearns
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415507952
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Defended by a host of passionate advocates and organizations, certain standard human rights have come to represent a quintessential component of global citizenship. There are, however, a number of societies who dissent from this orthodoxy, either in general or on particular issues, on the basis of political necessity, cultural tradition, or group interest. Human Rights in World History takes a global historical perspective to examine the emergence of this dilemma and its constituent concepts. Beginning with premodern features compatible with a human rights approach, including religious doctrines and natural rights ideas, it goes on to describe the rise of the first modern-style human rights statements, associated with the Enlightenment and contemporary antislavery and revolutionary fervor. Along the way, it explores ongoing contrasts in the liberal approach, between sincere commitments to human rights and a recurrent sense that certain types of people had to be denied common rights because of their perceived backwardness and need to be "civilized". These contrasts find clear echo in later years with the contradictions between the pursuit of human rights goals and the spread of Western imperialism. By the second half of the 20th century, human rights frameworks had become absorbed into key global institutions and conventions, and their arguments had expanded to embrace multiple new causes. In today's postcolonial world, and with the rise of more powerful regional governments, the tension between universal human rights arguments and local opposition or backlash is more clearly delineated than ever but no closer to satisfactory resolution.

Christianity And Human Rights

Author: John Witte, Jr
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139494112
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Combining Jewish, Greek, and Roman teachings with the radical new teachings of Christ and St. Paul, Christianity helped to cultivate the cardinal ideas of dignity, equality, liberty and democracy that ground the modern human rights paradigm. Christianity also helped shape the law of public, private, penal, and procedural rights that anchor modern legal systems in the West and beyond. This collection of essays explores these Christian contributions to human rights through the perspectives of jurisprudence, theology, philosophy and history, and Christian contributions to the special rights claims of women, children, nature and the environment. The authors also address the church's own problems and failings with maintaining human rights ideals. With contributions from leading scholars, including a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, this book provides an authoritative treatment of how Christianity shaped human rights in the past, and how Christianity and human rights continue to challenge each other in modern times.

Modern Intellectual Property Law

Author: Catherine Colston
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781859418161
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Intellectual property law's influence extends to every aspect of human life. The markings on a can of Coca-cola, the rights in the books, music, pictures, drama, films and electronic information sources we all use, even the shape of our pen, architecture and the science behind the latest attempt on space exploration all form its subject matter. This popular text explains and examines the often complicated law which protects and preserves new ideas and outlines how intellectual property rights allow right owners to stop others taking their creations. The changes in the new edition reflect this rapidly expanding field. This textbook includes: amendments to major decisions from the House of Lords and the European Court of Justice recent legislation such as the Patents Act 2004 the effect of developments in information technology on copyright and patent principles recent case law including Kirin-Amgen Inc v Hoechst Marion Roussel Ltdand British Horseracing Board Ltd v William Hill Organization the impact of UK, EC and EU competition laws on intellectual property rights a new chapter devoted to protection for image new coverage relating to domain names an examination of the increasing attention to human rights in intellectual property law. This thoughtful and thought-provoking text is essential reading for any student of intellectual property law. With further reading at the end of each chapter, it is the ideal introduction to a thorough understanding of intellectual property law.

Legal System And Practical Reason

Author: Robert Alexy
Editor: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 9783515062138
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Aus dem Inhalt: > I. Plenarvotrage: R. Alexy: Eine diskurstheoretische Konzeption der praktischen Vernunft u O. Weinberger: Der Streit um die praktische Vernunft u II. Offentlicher Vortrag: M. Kriele: Zur Universalitat der Menschenrechte u III. Arbeitsgruppenreferate: J. M. Adeodato: Practical Regularities in Underdeveloped Countries u J. L. Bazan / R. Madrid: Racionalidad y Razonabilidad en el Derecho u V. Black: Putting Power in its Place u J. de Sousa e Brito: Praktische Vernunft und Utilitarismus u A. G. Conte: Deontisch vs. anankastisch u W. Eichhorn: Uber eine verfehlte und doch unverzichtbare Idee der praktischen Vernunft u U. Fazis: Theorie und Ideologie der Postmoderne u F. Galindo: La Teoriaa de los Sistemas Sociales como Teoriaa de la Practica Juriadica u G. den Hartogh: Authority and the Balance of Reasons u V. Held. Feminist Morality and the Role of Law u F. Jacobs: Das Paradigma der praktischen Unvernunft u H. Kaptein: The Morals of Post-Modern Human Rights u J. Llompart: Die praktische Vernunft praktisch betrachtet: die Argumentation mit der Menschenwuerde u C. W. Maris: Horror Vacui and the Problems of Modern Legal Philsophy u R. Martin: On G. H. von Wright's Theory of Practical Inference u K. A. Papageorgiou: Kant, ein Rechtsmoralist? Ein Blick auf seine angewandte Ethik u u.a.