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The Problem of Human Rights

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/9780691155357.003.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This book examines whether more international legal instruments and procedures would be helpful while probing the actions that states can take in tandem to the large and increasingly elaborate ... More


Contexts

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/9780691155357.003.0002
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter examines the contexts that lead to abuse—that is, the various settings that allow or even encourage human rights abuses. In particular, it discusses six factors that are most strongly ... More


Prosecution under the American Convention on Human Rights

Anja Seibert-Fohr

in Prosecuting Serious Human Rights Violations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569328
eISBN:
9780191721502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569328.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Criminal Law and Criminology

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights have been at the forefront of the fight against impunity for years. This chapter analyses the role of ... More


War, Peace, and Memory Politics in Central America *

Rachel Sieder

in The Politics of Memory and Democratization

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240906
eISBN:
9780191598869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240906.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter considers the role of ‘memory politics’ – understood as the combination of official and unofficial attempts to deal with the legacy of past violations – in the struggle for ... More


Rationales

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/9780691155357.003.0003
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter considers the rationales used by individuals when committing and justifying human rights abuses—how they calculate, to the best of their knowledge, the advantages and disadvantages of ... More


Blame it on the WTO?: A Human Rights Critique

Sarah Joseph

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199565894
eISBN:
9780191728693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565894.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is often accused of, at best, not paying enough attention to human rights or, at worst, facilitating and perpetuating human rights abuses. This book weighs these ... More


The Generating of Attention, 1976–1989

Rosemary Foot

in Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297765
eISBN:
9780191599279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297769.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Over the 1976–1989 period of the Chinese leadership's exposure to the human rights regime, it received decidedly mixed signals about the levels of compliance required, suggesting certain trends but ... More


Amnesty International

Aryeh Neier

in The International Human Rights Movement: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135151
eISBN:
9781400841875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135151.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter analyzes Amnesty International, the best known and by far the largest human rights organization in the world, which was established in London in 1961. Its creation was a major milestone ... More


Tiananmen and Its Aftermath, June 1989–November 1991

Rosemary Foot

in Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297765
eISBN:
9780191599279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297769.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Looks at the June 1989—November 1991 period of human rights history in China, following the government's authorization of the use of deadly force against peaceful demonstrators in Tiananmen Square on ... More


Cross-Cultural Psychiatry in Medical-Legal Documentation of Suffering: Human Rights Abuses Involving Transnational Corporations and the Yadana Pipeline Project in Burma

Kathleen Allden

in Postcolonial Disorders

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252233
eISBN:
9780520941021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252233.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter discusses the Istanbul Protocol, guidelines for documenting consequences of torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment and severe human rights abuses, which was developed ... More


Burma (Myanmar)

Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro and Meghan Barron

in The Responsibility to Protect

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199797769
eISBN:
9780199919369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797769.003.0029
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the first serious attempted application of the responsibility to protect (RtoP) doctrine to Burma in response to the Burmese military regime's refusal to accept international ... 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


Global Competition, Corporate Structure, and PMSCs’ Accountability in Civil Wars

Seden Akcinaroglu and Elizabeth Radziszewski

in Private Militaries and the Security Industry in Civil Wars: Competition and Market Accountability

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197520802
eISBN:
9780197520833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197520802.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

The rise of global competition marked by the expansion of the private military and security industry has pushed companies to gain a competitive edge. To secure capital and, occasionally, to signal ... More


Truth and Reconciliation

Mary Helen Spooner

in The General's Slow Retreat: Chile after Pinochet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256132
eISBN:
9780520948761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256132.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The Aylwin government created the National Truth and Reconciliation Commission to document the worst human rights abuses committed during Chile's sixteen and a half years of military rule. The ... More


The PSNI and ‘Political Policing’

Kevin Hearty

in Critical Engagement: Irish Republicanism, Memory Politics and Policing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940476
eISBN:
9781786944993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940476.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter critically examines how the historically problematic issue of ‘political policing’ features in opposing policing narratives within modern Irish republicanism. Establishing the ... More


Introduction

Diana Tietjens Meyers

in Victims' Stories and the Advancement of Human Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199930388
eISBN:
9780190490102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930388.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Despite the official founding of the human rights regime in 1948—the year the the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—people continue to be victimized for no good ... More


We are still here

Patrick Thornberry

in Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719037931
eISBN:
9781781700617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719037931.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter presents raw statistics which claim to account for an indigenous world. It begins with a discussion of the identities and names of indigenous peoples. It then considers debates over the ... More


International Justice and the International Criminal Court: Between Sovereignty and the Rule of Law

Bruce Broomhall

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274246
eISBN:
9780191719585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274246.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Since the Nuremberg Trials of top Nazi leaders following the Second World War, international law has affirmed that no-one, whatever their rank or office, is above accountability for their crimes. Yet ... More


Torture at Abu Ghraib: Non-disclosure and Impunity

Aloysia Brooks

in The Legacy of Iraq: From the 2003 War to the 'Islamic State'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696161
eISBN:
9781474416177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696161.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter discusses some of the long-standing social and political impacts of the torture of prisoners in Iraq by Coalition forces, and reflects on the consequences of the culture of silence and ... More


Introduction

Rosanne Van Alebeek

in The Immunity of States and Their Officials in International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199232475
eISBN:
9780191696558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232475.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Given the progressive development of a normative system of international human rights law and international criminal law and the slow development of international institutional enforcement ... More


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