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The International Human Rights Legal System

Emilie M. Hafner-Burton

in Making Human Rights a Reality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155357
eISBN:
9781400846283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155357.003.0004
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter provides an overview of the most important nuts and bolts of the international human rights legal system, which generally resides within the structures of the United Nations. It first ... More


Women and Human Rights

DAVID BOUCHER

in The Limits of Ethics in International Relations: Natural Law, Natural Rights, and Human Rights in Transition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199203529
eISBN:
9780191695490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203529.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the significance of the 2008 Amnesty International Report on Human Rights for human and women's rights issues. The report recognized the lack of global leadership to eradicate ... More


Access to Justice before International Human Rights Bodies: Reflections on the Practice of the UN Human Rights Committee and the European Court of Human Rights

MARTIN SCHEININ

in Access to Justice as a Human Right

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199233083
eISBN:
9780191696589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233083.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter describes access to justice before International Human Rights bodies, focusing on the UN Human Rights Committee and the European Court of Human Rights. It also discusses the two human ... More


Limitation of welfare to work: the prohibition of forced labour and the right to freely chosen work

Elise Dermine

in Welfare to Work in Contemporary European Welfare States: Legal, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives on Justice and Domination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340010
eISBN:
9781447340164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340010.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Welfare-to-work programmes imply a legal duty to perform work, often accompanied by sanctions which can be questioned from the angle of human rights and the freedom of work. The chapter examines the ... More


Internal Affairs: How the Structure of NGOs Transforms Human Rights

Wendy H. Wong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450792
eISBN:
9780801466069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450792.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Why are some international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) more politically salient than others, and why are some NGOs better able to influence the norms of human rights? This book shows how the ... More


A Networked Model of Global Governance for Implementing Human Rights

Azadeh Chalabi

in National Human Rights Action Planning

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198822844
eISBN:
9780191861291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822844.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 6 examines global human rights governance architecture as it currently stands putting forward a networked model of global human rights governance as an alternative. The first section of this ... More


The Idea of International Human Rights Law

Steven Wheatley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198749844
eISBN:
9780191814174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749844.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

International Human Rights Law has emerged as an academic subject in its own right, separate from, but still related to, International Law. This book explains the distinctive nature of the new ... More


The right to work: a justification for welfare to work?

Elise Dermine

in Welfare to Work in Contemporary European Welfare States: Legal, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives on Justice and Domination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340010
eISBN:
9781447340164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340010.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The promoters of welfare-to-work programmes sometimes state that these are based on the will to ‘better realise’ the right to work of their recipients. This chapter questions this assumption and ... More


An Applicable International Rule of Law

Robert H. Wagstaff

in Terror Detentions and the Rule of Law: US and UK Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199301553
eISBN:
9780199344895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301553.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

The late Tom Bingham spoke eloquently of the rule of law’s crucial role in the international arena, saying it is ‘one of the greatest unifying factors, perhaps the greatest, the nearest we are likely ... More


International Legal Framework in Prohibition of Torture and Custodial Violence

Joshua N. Aston

in Torture Behind Bars: Role of the Police Force in India

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190120986
eISBN:
9780190990039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190120986.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The focus of this chapter is on the various international legal frameworks and regional instruments, which include all major international conventions and regional organizations that work towards ... More


International Human Rights, Social Policy & Global: Critical Perspectives

Gerard McCann and Féilim Ó hAdhmaill (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447349211
eISBN:
9781447349259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349211.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

From a Critical Social Policy perspective and with a Global Development remit, this book addresses a range of key questions regarding international human rights. With human rights constantly under ... More


Contemporary International Tribunals: Jurisprudential Cross-Fertilization in the Case-Law of International Tribunals in Their Common Mission of Realization of Justice

Antônio Augusto and Cançado Trindade

in The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2017

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190923846
eISBN:
9780190923860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923846.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

More recently, jurisprudential cross-fertilization has kept on being pursued in particular by international human rights tribunals and international criminal tribunals. This is reassuring, as, ... More


Who Claims Modernity?: The International Frame of Sexual Recognition

Randall Williams

in The Divided World: Human Rights and Its Violence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665419
eISBN:
9781452946290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665419.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter discusses how the foundational oppositionality between decolonizing praxis and human rights has been reconfigured since the early 1960s, as one formerly colonized nation after another ... More


Promoting Social Justice Through Education in Public Health

Robert S. Lawrence

in Social Injustice and Public Health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914653
eISBN:
9780190914684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914653.003.0025
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter explores how to promote social justice through education programs for students in schools of public health, medical school departments of community and preventive medicine, and ... More


Defying Communism

Aryeh Neier

in The International Human Rights Movement: A History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691200989
eISBN:
9780691200996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200989.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the rise of the international human rights movement as significant force in world affairs. It draws attention to the Cold War, in which the context of international human rights ... More


Homosexuality Is African: Struggles “to Be Seen”

Ashley Currier

in Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678006
eISBN:
9781452948195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678006.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the challenges faced by Namibian and South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists following assertions that they were “gay for pay,” or doing the ... More


Conclusion: The End of Humanitarian Imperialism?

Amalia Ribi Forclaz

in Humanitarian Imperialism: The Politics of Anti-Slavery Activism, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198733034
eISBN:
9780191796999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733034.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

The conclusion explores the shifts and continuities in anti-slavery activism after the Second World War by sketching the role of British anti-slavery lobbyists in the multilateral environment of the ... More


A Framework for Rights

Hugh Lafollette

in In Defense of Gun Control

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190873363
eISBN:
9780190873400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873363.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Advocates for a serious right to bear arms claim that this right is extremely valuable, primarily because it is a vital means of self-defense. Before we can understand precisely what this claim ... More


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