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Measuring Human Rights: UN Indicators in Critical Perspective *

AnnJanette Rosga and Margaret L. Satterthwaite

in Governance by Indicators: Global Power through Quantification and Rankings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199658244
eISBN:
9780199949915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658244.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses several efforts to use indicators within the law of international human rights. It identifies the criticisms made to these efforts, and states that there is an increasing ... More


The Battle for Open Housing

Tracy E. K’Meyer

in Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125398
eISBN:
9780813135274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125398.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the open housing struggles by civil rights advocates. It notes that in 1950 the National Committee against Discrimination in Housing, a coalition of civil rights, religious, ... More


The Golden Years of Human Rights?

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/9781501713682.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This concluding chapter explains that for Movement advocates, the human rights vision of the 1970s was intimately connected with a reckoning with the U.S. failures of Vietnam, Cold War national ... More


Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and the Victorian Feminist Movement: The Biography of an Insurgent Woman

Maureen Wright

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081095
eISBN:
9781781700037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081095.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy (1833–1918) was one of the most significant pioneers of the British women's emancipation movement, though her importance is little recognised. Wolstenholme Elmy referred ... More


Lobbying for Inclusion: Rights Politics and the Making of Immigration Policy

Carolyn Wong

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751759
eISBN:
9780804767750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751759.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In every decade since the passage of the Hart Cellar Act of 1965, Congress has faced conflicting pressures: to restrict legal immigration and to provide employers with unregulated access to migrant ... More


Animal Rights Advocacy and Modern Medicine: The Charge of Hypocrisy

Tom Regan

in The Ethics of Animal Research: Exploring the Controversy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017060
eISBN:
9780262301602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017060.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter is concerned with the issue of moral consistency. It analyzes whether those with strong commitments against animal research can maintain moral integrity while using products that have ... More


The East African Court of Justice: Human Rights and Business Actors Compared

James Thuo Gathii

in International Court Authority

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198795582
eISBN:
9780191836909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795582.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses how human rights advocates and business actors resort to the East African Court of Justice (EACJ). The EACJ has intermediate authority at a thin-elite level in human rights ... More


Fujii, Brown, and Bricker: 1952–1954

David L. Sloss

in The Death of Treaty Supremacy: An Invisible Constitutional Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199364022
eISBN:
9780199364053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364022.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

The California Supreme Court decision in Fujii was the first judicial decision in U.S. history to endorse the NSE exception to the treaty supremacy rule. The Bricker Amendment controversy persuaded ... More


The New Kingdom

Kate Clifford Larson

in Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780190096847
eISBN:
9780197584255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190096847.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter addresses how retaliation against the voter registrants and other local civil rights advocates surfaced quickly. Fannie Lou Hamer lived like a vagabond, moving every couple of days to ... More


Dilemmas in Action Where Rule of Law Conflicts with Justice

Deena R. Hurwitz

in Wicked Problems: The Ethics of Action for Peace, Rights, and Justice

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
June 2022
ISBN:
9780197632819
eISBN:
9780197632857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197632819.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy, Security Studies

This chapter evaluates the lived-experience dilemmas that emerge from working alongside vulnerable communities. The work of human rights advocates and lawyers—who work in places where the rule of law ... More


Conclusion

Beth Van Schaack

Michael N. Schmitt, Shane R. Reeves, Winston S. Williams, and Sasha Radin (eds)

in Imagining Justice for Syria

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190055967
eISBN:
9780190055974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190055967.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The book’s conclusion offers a number of overarching observations about the prospects of justice for Syria and highlights a few bright spots on an otherwise rather bleak landscape. These grounds for ... More


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