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Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights  

Henry F. Carey

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Subject:
Human Rights
Economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCRs) emerged in the twentieth century as the set of “second-generation” rights after civil and political rights (CPRs). ESCRs represent the ... More

Human Rights and History  

Micheline Ishay

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Subject:
Human Rights
As a focus of academic inquiry, human rights gained legitimacy only after World War II. While the subject received consistent attention within the field of international law, greater ... More

Human Rights Education  

Anja Mihr

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Subject:
Human Rights
Human rights education (HRE) is a set of educational and pedagogical learning methods aimed at informing people and training them in their human rights. The earliest foundation of HRE is ... More

Human Rights: Effectiveness of International and Regional Mechanisms  

Par Engstrom

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Subject:
Human Rights
The issue of human rights presents a dilemma for the discipline of international relations (IR) in general and the literature on international institutions in particular. Since ... More

Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking  

Nadejda K. Marinova

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2017
Subject:
Human Rights
Trafficking and smuggling in persons is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. In the world today, there are more slaves than at any other time in human history—these ... More

LGBT Rights: From Queers to Humans  

Kelly Kollman

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Transnational organizing by groups dedicated to promoting the rights of gay men and lesbians is not a particularly new phenomenon, though it remained rare in the postwar era. It was not ... More

Local and State Politics of Immigration  

Monica W. Varsanyi

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Subject:
Human Rights
When it comes to immigration policy, nation-states generally have the power to exclude, admit, or expel noncitizens from their territories. On the other hand, subnational jurisdictions ... More

Reassessing Truth Commissions  

Bronwyn Leebaw

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Truth commissions are temporary institutions that are tasked with investigating patterns of political violence under a prior regime as part of a process of political change. In the past, ... More

Contemporary Sources of Human Rights Violations  

Mahmood Monshipouri

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Subject:
Human Rights
Given the systematic threats facing humanity, there is an urgent need for new thinking about the human rights project. The most prevalent form of global abuse exists in the form of ... More

Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms and Universal Jurisdiction  

Ronald C. Slye

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Subject:
Human Rights
Domestic courts play an important role in the adjudication of international law, including international human rights law. The relationship between international and domestic law has often ... More

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