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Words Are Not Enough: Building a Human Rights Agenda in the Shadow of the Past

Vanessa Walker

in Principles in Power: Latin America and the Politics of U.S. Human Rights Diplomacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501713682
eISBN:
9781501752698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713682.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter analyzes the early development of the Carter administration's human rights agenda, built in tandem with a new approach to U.S.–Latin American relations during its first year in office. ... More


The Politics of Complicity

Vanessa Walker

in Principles in Power: Latin America and the Politics of U.S. Human Rights Diplomacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501713682
eISBN:
9781501752698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713682.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of how different groups deployed human rights language to reform domestic and international power, which reveals the multiple and often conflicting ... More


Cause Lawyers: Advocating Mercy’s Law

Arzoo Osanloo

in Forgiveness Work: Mercy, Law, and Victims' Rights in Iran

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691172040
eISBN:
9780691201535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172040.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter reflects on the work of criminal defense lawyers. Although engaged in forgiveness work, particularly post-sentencing, lawyers occupy a distinct position in relation to other actors. ... More


Strategizing for Human Rights: From Ideals to Practice

Douglas A. Johnson and Kathryn Sikkink

in The Limits of Human Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198824756
eISBN:
9780191863479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824756.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

The chapter argues that committing our professional futures to human rights struggles requires not only moral commitment but also the sense that we are being effective and strategic in our approaches ... More


Principles in Power: Latin America and the Politics of U.S. Human Rights Diplomacy

Vanessa Walker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501713682
eISBN:
9781501752698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713682.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book explores the relationship between policy makers and nongovernment advocates in Latin America and the U.S. government in order to explain the rise of anti-interventionist human rights ... More


Reading, Rights, and the Best Interests of the Child

Jonathan Todres, Sarah Higinbotham, and Carol Bellamy

in Human Rights in Children's Literature: Imagination and the Narrative of Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190213343
eISBN:
9780190213367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213343.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Chapter 8 concludes the book by returning to the guiding principle of children’s rights law: the best interests of the child. The authors seek to explicate the role that children’s literature can and ... More


Introduction

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Saba Mahmood, and Peter G. Danchin

in Politics of Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226248479
eISBN:
9780226248646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay introduces readers to the essays in the volume and its cross cutting themes and topics, including the histories and genealogies of the concept of religious freedom, the difficulties of ... More


The Massacres at Mt. Halla: Sixty Years of Truth Seeking in South Korea

Hun Joon Kim

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452390
eISBN:
9780801470677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452390.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This book presents a compelling story of state violence, human rights advocacy, and transitional justice in South Korea since 1947. The “Jeju 4.3 events” were a series of armed uprisings and ... More


The Transformation of Human Rights Fact-Finding

Philip Alston and Sarah Knuckey (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190239480
eISBN:
9780190239527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239480.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Fact-finding is at the heart of human rights advocacy, and is often at the center of international disputes about alleged government abuses. Recently, there has been a huge increase in the number and ... More


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