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The Response of the United Nations General Assembly to the Challenge of Torture

Nigel Rodley and Matt Pollard

in The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199693566
eISBN:
9780191807503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693566.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter deals with the first fifteen years of General Assembly actions in the field, a period which it provided the political momentum for action. It examines first the developments leading up ... More


Global Ideological Conflict: Concept and Measurement

Erik Voeten

in Ideology and International Institutions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691207322
eISBN:
9780691207339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207322.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the definition of institutions and then of ideology. Ideology is a set of widely understood more or less cohesive and stable ideas about how a set of issues should be resolved ... More


Origins of the Sustainable Development Concept *

Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger and Ashfaq Khalfan

in Sustainable Development Law: Principles, Practices, and Prospects

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199276707
eISBN:
9780191699900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276707.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

It was not until the report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, “the Brundtland Report” and the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development that the term ... More


A Year at the Helm of the United Nations General Assembly: A Vision for our Century

Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479862009
eISBN:
9781479841851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479862009.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

From September 2011 to September 2012, Ambassador Nasser Abdulaziz Al-Nasser of Qatar presided over the 66th session of the “world's parliament”—the United Nations General Assembly. It was a critical ... More


Eritrea

Gregory Fox

in Self-Determination and Secession in International Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702375
eISBN:
9780191772139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702375.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

Direct comparisons between Eritrea and CIS self-determination claims are made difficult by Eritrea’s status as both a colony and a territory whose disposition was controlled by a peace treaty among ... More


Institutional and International Developments

Anne Hammerstad

in The Rise and Decline of a Global Security Actor: UNHCR, Refugee Protection and Security

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199213085
eISBN:
9780191746673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213085.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter identifies factors that have influenced the direction in which UNHCR has expanded and developed over its sixty years’ history. Four sets of factors are described: First, UNHCR’s Statute, ... More


“Getting Along with Sihanouk” (1960)

William J. Rust

in Eisenhower and Cambodia: Diplomacy, Covert Action, and the Origins of the Second Indochina War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167428
eISBN:
9780813167435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167428.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

Acknowledging that US encouragement of Sihanouk’s anticommunist opposition had been counterproductive, the Eisenhower administration formally amended its policy in Cambodia in NSC 6012. US efforts to ... More


Global Dynamics: Rights Promoters and Rights Resisters

Madeline Baer

in Stemming the Tide: Human Rights and Water Policy in a Neoliberal World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190693152
eISBN:
9780190693183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190693152.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Chapter 3 explores how global actors promote the human right to water and sanitation at the global level, the venues in which they carry out their campaigns, and the resistance they face to ... More


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