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Books by Mary Robinson

Climate Justice Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future

Climate Justice Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2018 An urgent call to arms by one of the most important voices in the international fight against climate change, sharing inspiring stories and offering vital lessons for the path forward Holding her first grandchild in her arms in 2003, Mary Robinson was struck by the uncertainty of the world he had been born into. Before his fiftieth birthday, he would share the planet with more than nine billion people - people battling for food, water, and shelter in an increasingly volatile climate. The faceless, shadowy menace of climate change had become, in an instant, deeply personal. Mary Robinson's mission would lead her all over the world, from Malawi to Mongolia, and to a heartening revelation: that an irrepressible driving force in the battle for climate justice could be found at the grassroots level, mainly among women, many of them mothers and grandmothers like herself. From Sharon Hanshaw, the Mississippi matriarch whose campaign began in her East Biloxi hair salon and culminated in her speaking at the United Nations, to Constance Okollet, a small farmer who transformed the fortunes of her ailing community in rural Uganda, Robinson met with ordinary people whose resilience and ingenuity had already unlocked extraordinary change. Powerful and deeply humane, Climate Justice is a stirring manifesto on one of the most pressing humanitarian issues of our time, and a lucid, affirmative, and well-argued case for hope.

Poems, by Mrs. Mary Robinson. a New Edition

Poems, by Mrs. Mary Robinson. a New Edition

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2018

The Sicilian Lover. a Tragedy. ... by Mary Robinson,

The Sicilian Lover. a Tragedy. ... by Mary Robinson,

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/04/2018

Poems by Mrs. M. Robinson. of 2; Volume 2

Poems by Mrs. M. Robinson. of 2; Volume 2

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/04/2018

Children Without a State A Global Human Rights Challenge

Children Without a State A Global Human Rights Challenge

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2014

The first book to address children's statelessness and lack of legal status as a human rights issue. Children are among the most vulnerable citizens of the world, with a special need for the protections, rights, and services offered by states. And yet children are particularly at risk from statelessness. Thirty-six percent of all births in the world are not registered, leaving more than forty-eight million children under the age of five with no legal identity and no formal claim on any state. Millions of other children are born stateless or become undocumented as a result of migration. Children Without a State is the first book to examine how statelessness affects children throughout the world, examining this largely unexplored problem from a human rights perspective. The human rights repercussions explored range from dramatic abuses (detention and deportation) to social marginalization (lack of access to education and health care). The book provides a variety of examples, including chapters on Palestinian children in Israel, undocumented young people seeking higher education in the United States, unaccompanied child migrants in Spain, Roma children in Italy, irregular internal child migrants in China, and children in mixed legal/illegal families in the United States.

Anxiety The Tormenting Fear

Anxiety The Tormenting Fear

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/06/2013

Anxiety The Tormenting Fear

Anxiety The Tormenting Fear

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/06/2013

Everybody Matters A Memoir

Everybody Matters A Memoir

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2013

Shortlisted for the Political Book Awards 2013 Political Book of the Year The first woman President of Ireland, who became UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson has spent her life in pursuit of a fairer world. Now, for the first time, she reveals what lies behind the vision, strength and determination that has helped her to achieve so much for human rights around the globe. She describes the upbringing which gave her her strong sense of values and how she came into painful conflict with her parents - marrying against their wishes and, later, helping to legalise contraception in a deeply Catholic Ireland. As a barrister she won landmark cases advancing the causes of women and the marginalised against the prejudices of the day. When - to the surprise of many - she became the first woman President of Ireland in 1990, she put Ireland firmly on the international stage. Accepting the position of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in 1997 was her biggest challenge and here she describes the huge political difficulties she encountered among the many triumphs. Subsequently, based in New York, she led Realizing Rights for eight years, pioneering how to implement in practice economic and social rights: working in African countries on health, decent work, corporate responsibility and women's empowerment in peace and security. Now heading her own Climate Justice foundation she has succeeded in finding the independence she needs to work effectively on behalf of the millions of poor around the world most affected by climate change. Told with the same calm conviction and modest pride that has guided her life, Everybody Matters will inspire everyone who reads it with the belief that each of us can, in our own way, help to change the world for the better.

Modern Manners, a Poem ... by Horace Juvenal.

Modern Manners, a Poem ... by Horace Juvenal.

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2011

Nowhere to Be Home Narratives From Survivors of Burma's Military Regime

Nowhere to Be Home Narratives From Survivors of Burma's Military Regime

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2011

Decades of military oppression in Burma have led to the systematic destruction of thousands of ethnic minority villages, a standing army with one of the world's highest number of child soldiers, and the displacement of millions of people. Nowhere to Be Home is an eye-opening collection of oral histories exposing the realities of life under military rule. In their own words, men and women from Burma describe their lives in the country that Human Rights Watch has called the textbook example of a police state.

Poems.

Poems.

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2011

Poems.

Poems.

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2011

Poems.

Poems.

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2011

Children Without a State A Global Human Rights Challenge

Children Without a State A Global Human Rights Challenge

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2011

The first book to address children's statelessness and lack of legal status as a human rights issue. Children are among the most vulnerable citizens of the world, with a special need for the protections, rights, and services offered by states. And yet children are particularly at risk from statelessness. Thirty-six percent of all births in the world are not registered, leaving more than forty-eight million children under the age of five with no legal identity and no formal claim on any state. Millions of other children are born stateless or become undocumented as a result of migration. Children Without a State is the first book to examine how statelessness affects children throughout the world, examining this largely unexplored problem from a human rights perspective. The human rights repercussions explored range from dramatic abuses (detention and deportation) to social marginalization (lack of access to education and health care). The book provides a variety of examples, including chapters on Palestinian children in Israel, undocumented young people seeking higher education in the United States, unaccompanied child migrants in Spain, Roma children in Italy, irregular internal child migrants in China, and children in mixed legal/illegal families in the United States.

Poems, by Mrs. Mary Robinson. a New Edition

Poems, by Mrs. Mary Robinson. a New Edition

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2010

Vancenza; Or, the Dangers of Credulity. by Mrs. M. Robinson,

Vancenza; Or, the Dangers of Credulity. by Mrs. M. Robinson,

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2010

Sight, the Cavern of Woe, and Solitude. Poems by Mrs. Mary Robinson,

Sight, the Cavern of Woe, and Solitude. Poems by Mrs. Mary Robinson,

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2010

The Beauties of Mrs. Robinson. Selected and Arranged from Her Poetical Works

The Beauties of Mrs. Robinson. Selected and Arranged from Her Poetical Works

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2010

Lyrical Tales, by Mrs. Mary Robinson.

Lyrical Tales, by Mrs. Mary Robinson.

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2010

Poems by Mrs. Robinson.

Poems by Mrs. Robinson.

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2010

The Sicilian Lover. a Tragedy. ... by Mary Robinson,

The Sicilian Lover. a Tragedy. ... by Mary Robinson,

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2010

Poems by Mrs. M. Robinson. Volume 2 of 2

Poems by Mrs. M. Robinson. Volume 2 of 2

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2010

Poems by Mrs. M. Robinson. Volume 1 of 2

Poems by Mrs. M. Robinson. Volume 1 of 2

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2010

Monody to the Memory of the Late Queen of France. by Mrs. Mary Robinson

Monody to the Memory of the Late Queen of France. by Mrs. Mary Robinson

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2010

In God's Hands

In God's Hands

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2010

Sappho and Phaon (Dodo Press)

Sappho and Phaon (Dodo Press)

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2010

Poems (1791) (Dodo Press)

Poems (1791) (Dodo Press)

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2010

Human Rights and Climate Change

Human Rights and Climate Change

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/2009

As the effects of climate change continue to be felt, appreciation of its future transformational impact on numerous areas of public law and policy is set to grow. Among these, human rights concerns are particularly acute. They include forced mass migration, increased disease incidence and strain on healthcare systems, threatened food and water security, the disappearance and degradation of shelter, land, livelihoods and cultures, and the threat of conflict. This inquiry into the human rights dimensions of climate change looks beyond potential impacts to examine the questions raised by climate change policies: accountability for extraterritorial harms; constructing reliable enforcement mechanisms; assessing redistributional outcomes; and allocating burdens, benefits, rights and duties among perpetrators and victims, both public and private. The book examines a range of so-far unexplored theoretical and practical concerns that international law and other scholars and policy-framers will find increasingly difficult to ignore.

Lyrical Tales

Lyrical Tales

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2008

The Poetical Works of the Late Mrs. Mary Robinson, Volume III

The Poetical Works of the Late Mrs. Mary Robinson, Volume III

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2008

Lyrical Tales

Lyrical Tales

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2008

Lyrical Tales

Lyrical Tales

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2008

Lyrical Tales

Lyrical Tales

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2008

The Poetical Works of the Late Mrs. Mary Robinson, Volume III

The Poetical Works of the Late Mrs. Mary Robinson, Volume III

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2008

Global Health and Global Aging

Global Health and Global Aging

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2007

The book covers the fundamentals of global aging and health and provides real-world models from countries and regions that offer the best practices in current approaches. Global Health and Global Aging presents information about leadership and governance challenges as well as insights about aging in different cultures and countries in all regions of the world.

A Voice for Human Rights

A Voice for Human Rights

Author: Mary Robinson, Kofi Annan, Louise Arbour Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2007

Few names are so closely connected with the cause of human rights as that of Mary Robinson. As former President of Ireland, she was ideally positioned for passionately and eloquently arguing the case for human rights around the world. Over five tumultuous years that included the tragic events of 9/11, she offered moral leadership and vision to the global human rights movement. This volume is a unique account in Robinson's own words of her campaigns as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. A Voice for Human Rights offers an edited collection of Robinson's public addresses, given between 1997 and 2002, when she served as High Commissioner. The book also provides the first in-depth account of the work of the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights. With a foreword by Kofi Annan and an afterword by Louise Arbour, the current High Commissioner for Human Rights, the book will be of interest to all concerned with international human rights, international relations, development, and politics.

Beaux and Belles of England

Beaux and Belles of England

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2007

The Roots of Terrorism

The Roots of Terrorism

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2006

The Roots of Terrorism is the first volume in the new Democracy and Terrorism series, a three volume project intended to explore one of the most pressing issues of our time: how to reconcile the need to fight terrorism with our desire to protect and enhance democratic values.

The Roots of Terrorism

The Roots of Terrorism

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2006

The Roots of Terrorism is the first volume in the new Democracy and Terrorism series, a three volume project intended to explore one of the most pressing issues of our time: how to reconcile the need to fight terrorism with our desire to protect and enhance democratic values.

International Law Modern Feminist Approaches; with a Foreword by Mary Robinson

International Law Modern Feminist Approaches; with a Foreword by Mary Robinson

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2005

Feminist scholars and activists have turned their attention to international law with apparently dramatic results. The impact of feminist engagement is felt in diverse areas from human rights to environmental law. But what do these successes signal for the future? How open is international law to feminist enquiry? What does it mean to do feminist theory in international law? What lessons have we learned from engaging with international law,and what directions do we still need to explore? International Law: Modern Feminist Approaches brings together feminist scholars from Australia, Canada, Sweden, Serbia and Montenegro, the United States and United Kingdom. Drawing on diverse theoretical approaches, the chapters explore the directions and tensions in feminist engagement with various areas of international law from human rights, trade and development, and gender mainstreaming, to humanitarian intervention, environmental and humanitarian law.

Business and Human Rights Dilemmas and Solutions

Business and Human Rights Dilemmas and Solutions

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2003

The end of the Cold War and the virtual disappearance of communism have completely altered the world economy. The supply chains of supermarkets and consumer goods industries have spread ever more widely and deeply into Asia, Africa and South America, while oil, mining and financial companies, among many others, have invested heavily in countries that were previously denied to them by political or ideological barriers. While companies have seized the opportunities presented by globalisation, they have in many cases been completely unprepared for the risks presented by their headlong rush into these new markets. Companies have found themselves and their business partners operating in countries where corruption, injustice, internal conflict and human rights violations are rife. An increasingly alert and critical world has acted as watchdog, highlighting corporate malpractice and the links between corporations and repressive regimes. It has increasingly been argued that companies have responsibilities for the protection and promotion of human rights. These arguments are, at least to some extent, accepted by companies. Yet, despite the increasing use of human rights language in public policy discourses, the expectations of companies remain unclear. That is, what are the ethical imperatives? What are the legal expectations? How far does responsibility extend? What can companies actually do in practice? The debate is further complicated by the range of actors (companies, governments, international institutions, local communities, non-governmental organisations [NGOs], trade unions, consumers) involved; by debates around free trade versus and fair trade; by the discussion of the specific role of governments; and by questions about the relative merits of regulation and self-regulation. Business and Human Rights provides an analysis of the relationship between companies and human rights in the context of globalisation. The analysis is in two parts. The first maps the reasons (financial, ethical, regulatory) why human rights have become a business issue. However, simply because there are reasons why companies should be concerned about human rights, this does not say what companies should or could do. Therefore, the second part of the book looks at the practical experiences of companies in responding to specific human rights issues in the context of their own operations, in their supply chains and in specific countries. These case studies, many of which have not been previously published or analysed from the perspective of human rights, provide important insights into questions such as: How do companies organise themselves to respond to human rights challenges? What have the experiences been-positive and negative? How have companies responded to specific situations? What are the roles and responsibilities of other actors: government, trade unions, NGOs? What are the limits to responsibility? In this outstanding collection, Rory Sullivan has drawn together leading thinkers and actors from the debate on business and human rights, to establish how far the business and human rights debate has evolved, and explore the many complex questions around roles, responsibilities and solutions that remain to be answered.

Business and Human Rights Dilemmas and Solutions

Business and Human Rights Dilemmas and Solutions

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2003

The end of the Cold War and the virtual disappearance of communism have completely altered the world economy. The supply chains of supermarkets and consumer goods industries have spread ever more widely and deeply into Asia, Africa and South America, while oil, mining and financial companies, among many others, have invested heavily in countries that were previously denied to them by political or ideological barriers. While companies have seized the opportunities presented by globalisation, they have in many cases been completely unprepared for the risks presented by their headlong rush into these new markets. Companies have found themselves and their business partners operating in countries where corruption, injustice, internal conflict and human rights violations are rife. An increasingly alert and critical world has acted as watchdog, highlighting corporate malpractice and the links between corporations and repressive regimes. It has increasingly been argued that companies have responsibilities for the protection and promotion of human rights. These arguments are, at least to some extent, accepted by companies. Yet, despite the increasing use of human rights language in public policy discourses, the expectations of companies remain unclear. That is, what are the ethical imperatives? What are the legal expectations? How far does responsibility extend? What can companies actually do in practice? The debate is further complicated by the range of actors (companies, governments, international institutions, local communities, non-governmental organisations [NGOs], trade unions, consumers) involved; by debates around free trade versus and fair trade; by the discussion of the specific role of governments; and by questions about the relative merits of regulation and self-regulation. Business and Human Rights provides an analysis of the relationship between companies and human rights in the context of globalisation. The analysis is in two parts. The first maps the reasons (financial, ethical, regulatory) why human rights have become a business issue. However, simply because there are reasons why companies should be concerned about human rights, this does not say what companies should or could do. Therefore, the second part of the book looks at the practical experiences of companies in responding to specific human rights issues in the context of their own operations, in their supply chains and in specific countries. These case studies, many of which have not been previously published or analysed from the perspective of human rights, provide important insights into questions such as: How do companies organise themselves to respond to human rights challenges? What have the experiences been-positive and negative? How have companies responded to specific situations? What are the roles and responsibilities of other actors: government, trade unions, NGOs? What are the limits to responsibility? In this outstanding collection, Rory Sullivan has drawn together leading thinkers and actors from the debate on business and human rights, to establish how far the business and human rights debate has evolved, and explore the many complex questions around roles, responsibilities and solutions that remain to be answered.

The Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Different but Equal

The Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Different but Equal

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2003

This volume brings together two important contemporary social movements: human rights and disability rights. It analyses the global struggle to realize equality, dignity, and comprehensive human and civil rights for persons with intellectual disabilities. In 20 chapters, contributors from a range of disciplines address the latest international developments in the field. These include international human rights standards and other sources of legal protection, nondiscrimination laws and the economics of equality, preventative technology, remediation and habilitation, and lifestyle chices and autonomy. The volume specifically considers the human rights of persons with intellectual disabilities from an international perspective. It identifies recent internatinal advances in their human rights and public policy positions, in addition to making recommendations for further advances at both the national and international levels.

The Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Different but Equal

The Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Different but Equal

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2003

This volume brings together two important contemporary social movements: human rights and disability rights. It analyses the global struggle to realize equality, dignity, and comprehensive human and civil rights for persons with intellectual disabilities. In twenty original chapters, distinguished contributors from a range of disciplines address the latest international developments in the field. These include international human rights standards and other sources of legal protection, nondiscrimination laws and the economics of equality, preventative technology, remediation and habilitation, and lifestyle chices and autonomy. The volume is unique in specifically considering the human rights of persons with intellectual disabilities from an international perspective. It identifies recent internatinal advances in their human rights and public policy positions, in addition to making recommendations for further advances at both the national and international levels. Although human rights are universal and persons with intellectual disabilities are entitled to protection under general human rights law, the authors argue that there are differences that must be taken into account in order that the intellectually disabled can enjoy even the most basic of rights. This volume explores the implications of altering the status quo, and offers policy-makers and professionals ways to learn from each other's innovations in protecting rights, implementing quality assurance measures, and applying the concepts of inclusion and the 'least restrictive environment'.

Walsingham or the Pupil of Nature

Walsingham or the Pupil of Nature

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2003

Walsingham is both a lively story and a commentary by Mary Robinson on her society's constraints upon women. The novel follows the lives of two main characters, Walsingham Ainsforth and his cousin, Sir Sidney Aubrey, a girl who is passed off as a son by her mother so that she will become the family heir. Sidney, educated in France, returns to England as an adult and persistently sabotages Walsingham's love interests (having secretly fallen in love with him herself). Eventually, Sidney reveals her identity, and she and Walsingham declare their mutual love, wed, and share the family's estate.This Broadview edition includes a rich selection of primary sources material including contemporary reviews; historical and literary accounts of eighteenth-century female cross-dressers; and selections from contemporary works that focus on the figure of the fallen woman.

Human Rights and the Internet

Human Rights and the Internet

Author: Mary Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2000

The Internet is having an increasing influence on our lives, but what implications does it hold for human rights? How can it be used to promote and protect them? This book, written by an accomplished group of activists, writers and academics, describes the development and use of the Internet for human rights, examines its impact across the world and upon various sectors of society, and discusses current and future trends in human rights promotion and protection.