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Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking  

Nadejda K. Marinova

Print publication date:
Nov 2012
Online publication date:
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

Print publication date:
Mar 2010
Online publication date:
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

Print publication date:
Mar 2010
Online publication date:
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 have ... More

Postconflict Reparations  

Peter J. Dixon, Luke Moffett, and Adriana Rudling

Online publication date:
Apr 2019
The devastation brought by war leaves behind irreparable loss and destruction. Yet over the past 100 years there has been a concerted effort by states, both within their territory and ... More

Reassessing Truth Commissions  

Bronwyn Leebaw

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Mar 2010
Online publication date:
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

Responding to Refugee and Humanitarian Crises  

Daniel Warner and Georg von Kalckreuth

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
The term “refugee crisis” is used throughout the literature to refer to situations where large numbers of refugees or displaced persons more generally are present, whereas “humanitarian ... More

The Right to Health  

Audrey R. Chapman

Print publication date:
Mar 2010
Online publication date:
Jan 2018
Subject:
Human Rights
The right to health and health services is generally framed as the right to the highest attainable standard of health. Like other human rights, the right to health confers to all people ... More

Transnational Human Rights Networks: Significance and Challenges  

Hans Peter Schmitz

Print publication date:
Mar 2010
Online publication date:
Jan 2018
Subject:
Human Rights
Transnational human rights networks refer to a form of cross-border collective action that seeks to promote compliance with universally accepted norms. Principled transnational activism ... More

War, Conflict, and Human Rights  

Chandra Lekha Sriram, Olga Martin-Ortega, and Johanna Herman

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
The relationship between human rights and armed conflict is rooted in historical debates among religious, philosophical, and international legal scholars about the nature of a just war, and ... More

Women’s Rights as Human Rights  

Jutta Joachim

Print publication date:
Mar 2010
Online publication date:
Jan 2018
For centuries, women have been struggling for the recognition of their rights. Women’s rights are still being dismissed by United Nations (UN) human rights bodies and even governments, ... More

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