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The Role of NGOs and Civil Society in Advancing Human Security in Africa

Rachel Murray

in Protecting Human Security in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199578986
eISBN:
9780191595202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the African human rights mechanism and their contribution to the development of issues relating to human security. It first ... More


Minority Rights: Norms and Institutions

Gudmundur Alfredsson

in New Institutions for Human Rights Protection

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570546
eISBN:
9780191705496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570546.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter outlines and analyses the main human rights and minority rights instruments that have been adopted by a range of international and regional organizations; presents an overview of ... More


Investment Tribunals and Human Rights: Divergent Paths

Moshe Hirsch

in Human Rights in International Investment Law and Arbitration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578184
eISBN:
9780191722561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578184.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter identifies common traits as well as basically different characteristics of international human rights and investment laws. Developments in both spheres reflect fundamental structural ... More


The Practices of ‘Contemporary’ Human Rights Activism

Upendra Baxi

in The Future of Human Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690439
eISBN:
9780199081059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690439.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The practices of human rights activist emerge differently in the development of the ‘modern’ and ‘contemporary’ human rights. In the present opinion, human rights activism works with the raw material ... More


Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War

Orde F. Kittrie

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190263577
eISBN:
9780190263607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190263577.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

IThis book draws on his experiences as a lawfare practitioner, U.S. State Department attorney, and international law scholar in analyzing the theory and practice of the use of law as a weapon of war. ... More


Civil Society and the European Court of Human Rights

Rachel A. Cichowski

in The European Court of Human Rights between Law and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199694495
eISBN:
9780191729782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694495.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The chapter addresses the role of civil society in the ECtHR's incremental transformation of human rights in Europe over the last 50 years. The chapter argues that the evolution of the Convention ... More


A Conceptual Overview of Lawfare’s Meaning, Variety, and Power

Orde F. Kittrie

in Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190263577
eISBN:
9780190263607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190263577.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter analyzes lawfare conceptually. Section I discusses lawfare’s definition, provides an overview of previous lawfare scholarship, and discusses this book’s goals, structure, and ... More


The Death Penalty: A Worldwide Perspective

Roger Hood CBE QC (Hon) DCL FBA and Carolyn Hoyle

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199228478
eISBN:
9780191696329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228478.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Criminal Law and Criminology

The 4th edition of this study of the death penalty brings up-to-date developments in the movement to abolish the practice worldwide. It draws on personal experience as consultant to the United ... More


State Execution: Is Asia Different and Why?

Franklin E Zimring

in Confronting Capital Punishment in Asia: Human Rights, Politics and Public Opinion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685776
eISBN:
9780191765773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685776.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Comparative Law

This chapter addresses the issue of whether and to what extent Asia is different from other areas of the world where the struggle over capital punishment has played out. It first describes the ... More


Institutions

Christopher McCrudden

in Litigating Religions: An Essay on Human Rights, Courts, and Beliefs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198759041
eISBN:
9780191818813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759041.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter focuses on why courts have come to be seen as attractive forums in which to address tensions between religion and secular human rights. There are several reasons. One reason is the ... More


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