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International human rights law

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Land Reform Policy

Land Reform Policy

Author: Ben Chigara Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Originally published in 2004. The book examines the possibility of resolving past and continuing social injustices that are rooted in colonial or some such other similar experience of states from a variety of perspectives. First the issue is examined from an international law perspective, which evaluates the validity of counter claims to title to land in affected SADC states. Secondly the issue is examined from a human rights perspective, which privileges promotion for the respect of the inherent dignity of all persons. Thirdly, the issue is examined from victimology and psychology schools of thought in order to understand both the effect and impact on stakeholders of the operative dynamics in conflicts that arise from long standing social injustices that are connected to colonial or some such other similar historical experience of States. The book proposes humwefficiency as a model for resolution of this type of conflict. This model targets preservation of the inherent dignity of all stakeholders by combining international human rights morality with local intuition about land ownership and use. In this sense, the book takes human rights theory beyond politics and utopia, and applies it to foster new social engineering technologies for the resolution of social injustices and promotion of social justice. This is justified by the fact that the human rights culture has evolved in a considerably short period of time to become the dominant culture of the world.

Justice and Violence

Justice and Violence

Author: Eric Nelson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2020

Originally published in 2003. Justice and Violence brings together a fascinating and varied volume that focuses on the ethics of both political violence and pacifism. Incorporating historical, geopolitical and cultural case studies, it takes a unique look at comparative analyses of these two phenomena and contending world views. The volume is a 'must read' for political scientists, ethicists, historians, sociologists, anthropologists and policy analysts. As we move deeper into the twenty-first century, the contradictory and conflicting forces of globalization and cultural fragmentation make it increasingly crucial to give serious consideration to the issues raised here.

Delivering Justice

Delivering Justice

Author: Sibnath (Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, India) Deb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

This book critically analyzes emerging issues and challenges in delivering timely justice to common people. It brings a wide range of contemporary and relevant issues relating to the gross violation of human rights and presents situation-based evidence from and first-hand experiences of behavioural, social as well as legal professionals. It deals with themes such as holding administration accountable and securing justice; challenges for the judiciary in early disposal of cases; challenges to forensic community; green federalism and environmental justice; current threats to human rights; ethics in the criminal justice system; and, honour killing from socio-cultural perspectives. Topical and comprehensive, this book will be an excellent read for scholars and researchers of political studies, legal studies, human rights, psychology, behavioural studies, political sociology, sociology, development studies, governance and public policy, environmental studies, and South Asian studies. It will also interest policymakers, NGOs, activists and professionals in the field.

Delivering Justice

Delivering Justice

Author: Sibnath (Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, India) Deb Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

This book critically analyzes emerging issues and challenges in delivering timely justice to common people. It brings a wide range of contemporary and relevant issues relating to the gross violation of human rights and presents situation-based evidence from and first-hand experiences of behavioural, social as well as legal professionals. It deals with themes such as holding administration accountable and securing justice; challenges for the judiciary in early disposal of cases; challenges to forensic community; green federalism and environmental justice; current threats to human rights; ethics in the criminal justice system; and, honour killing from socio-cultural perspectives. Topical and comprehensive, this book will be an excellent read for scholars and researchers of political studies, legal studies, human rights, psychology, behavioural studies, political sociology, sociology, development studies, governance and public policy, environmental studies, and South Asian studies. It will also interest policymakers, NGOs, activists and professionals in the field.

International Perspectives on Disability Exceptions in Copyright Law and the Visual Arts

International Perspectives on Disability Exceptions in Copyright Law and the Visual Arts

Author: Jani McCutcheon Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2020

This book provides an overview of disability exceptions to copyright infringement and the international and human rights legal framework for disability rights and exceptions. The focus is on those exceptions as they apply to visual art, while the book presents a comprehensive study of copyright's disability exceptions per se, and the international and human rights law framework in which they are situated. 3D printing now allows people with a visual impairment to experience 3D reproductions of paintings, drawings and photographs through touch. At the same time, the uncertain application of existing disability exceptions to these reproductions may generate concerns about legal risk, hampering sensory art projects and reducing inclusivity and equity in cultural engagement by people with a visual impairment. The work adopts an interdisciplinary approach, with contributions from the diverse stakeholders, including persons with disabilities, artists, cultural institutions, and the 3D printing industry. The book sketches the scene relating to sensory art projects. Experts in intellectual property, human rights, disability and art law then critically analyse the current legal landscape relating to disability access to works of visual art at both an international and regional level, as well as across a broad representative sample of national jurisdictions, and identify where legal reform is required. This comparative analysis of the laws aims to better inform stakeholders of the applicable legal landscape, the legal risks and opportunities associated with sensory art, and the opportunities for reform and best practice guidelines, with the overarching goal of facilitating international harmonisation of the law and enhanced inclusivity.

Affirmative Action and the Law

Affirmative Action and the Law

Author: Erica (Middlesex University, UK) Howard Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2020

This book examines the role of temporary affirmative action measures in redressing structural inequalities suffered by designated groups. It presents a comparison of affirmative action measures and the actual experience in implementing them. The work addresses the theoretical framework informing the design of such measures and the international framework aimed at setting global standards and influencing the direction of national policies in this field. It then seeks to assess the progress of such legal and policy measures in Central and South America, China, India, South Africa and the United Kingdom. This collective research effort, based on a wider collaboration between researchers based in Latin America and Europe purports to provide a counter-narrative to the prevalent argument that human rights are failing because they are inadequate in countering inequality. The book will be a valuable resource for students and academics in the field of human rights, law, sociology and politics. It will also provide a source of good practice for states and policy makers in the framing of responses to increased inequality at national and international level; and for civil society actors seeking to explore meaningful interaction with a highly controversial topic in society.

Development-induced Displacement and Human Rights in Africa

Development-induced Displacement and Human Rights in Africa

Author: Romola (University of Pretoria - Centre of Human Rights) Adeola Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2020

Within the context of the 2009 Kampala Convention, this book examines how a balance can be struck between the imperative of development projects and the rights of persons likely to be displaced in Africa. Following independence, many African states embarked on large-scale development projects such as dams, urban renewal and extraction of natural resources and have had to grapple with how to protect displaced communities while implementing development projects. These projects were considered a panacea for Africa's development and the economic interests of the majority were often considered over and above the interests of the minority of people who were displaced by these projects .This book examines how a balance can be struck between the imperative of development and the rights of displaced persons the within the context of the African Union Convention on the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (the Kampala Convention). Romola Adeola analyses the obligations that are placed on African states by the Kampala Convention, shows how institutions beyond the state also have significant roles to in fostering compliance and examines how these actors can be regulated. This book will be of interest to scholars of human rights law, African Studies and development.

Religious Minorities, Islam and the Law

Religious Minorities, Islam and the Law

Author: Al Khanif Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2020

This book examines the legal conundrum of reconciling international human rights law in a Muslim majority country and identifies a trajectory for negotiating the protection of religious minorities within Islam. The work explores the history of religious minorities within Islam in Indonesia, which contains the world's largest Muslim population, as well as the present-day ways by which the government may address issues through reconciling international human rights law and Islamic law. Given the context of multiple sets of religious norms in Indonesia, this is a complicated endeavour. In addition to amending and enacting human rights norms, the government is also negotiating with the long history of Islamisation in Indonesia. Particularly relevant is the practice of customary law, which puts the rights of community over individualism. This practice directly affects the rights of religious minorities within Islam. Readers, especially those conducting research, will also be provided with information and references which are relevant to the field of human rights, especially in relation to religious minorities and international law. The book will be a valuable resource for academics and researchers in the fields of International Human Rights Law, Law and Religion, and Islamic Studies.

Upholding Justice

Upholding Justice

Author: Sibnath (Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, India) Deb Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2020

This book critically examines the social, psychological and legal perspectives of justice. It brings together a wide range of contemporary and relevant issues relating to the gross violation of human rights and presents situation-based evidence from first hand experiences of behavioral, social as well as legal professionals. It deals with themes such as civic and legal rights of children; dignity of the third gender in India; food justice in a welfare state; rights of disabled children; secret marriage of individuals with mental health challenges; and ethics and good governance. Topical and comprehensive, this book will be an excellent read for scholars and researchers of political studies, legal studies, human rights, psychology, behavioral studies, political sociology, sociology, development studies, governance and public policy, and South Asian studies. It will also interest policy makers, NGOs, activists and professionals in the field.

Upholding Justice

Upholding Justice

Author: Sibnath (Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, India) Deb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

This book critically examines the social, psychological and legal perspectives of justice. It brings together a wide range of contemporary and relevant issues relating to the gross violation of human rights and presents situation-based evidence from first hand experiences of behavioral, social as well as legal professionals. It deals with themes such as civic and legal rights of children; dignity of the third gender in India; food justice in a welfare state; rights of disabled children; secret marriage of individuals with mental health challenges; and ethics and good governance. Topical and comprehensive, this book will be an excellent read for scholars and researchers of political studies, legal studies, human rights, psychology, behavioral studies, political sociology, sociology, development studies, governance and public policy, and South Asian studies. It will also interest policy makers, NGOs, activists and professionals in the field.

Transnational Corporations and Human Rights

Transnational Corporations and Human Rights

Author: Gwynne L. Skinner Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2020

The number of transnational corporations-including parent companies and subsidiaries-has exploded over the last forty years, which has led to a correlating rise of corporate violations of international human rights and environmental laws, either directly or in conjunction with government security forces, local police, state-run businesses, or other businesses. In this work, Gwynne Skinner details the harms of business-related human rights violations on local communities and describes the barriers, both functional and institutional, that victims face in seeking remedies. She concludes by offering solutions to these barriers, with a focus on measures designed to improve judicial remedies, which are the heart of international human rights law but often fail to deliver justice to victims. This work should be read by anyone concerned with the role of corporations in our increasingly globalized society.

A Philosophical Introduction to Human Rights

A Philosophical Introduction to Human Rights

Author: Thomas (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen) Mertens Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2020

While almost everyone has heard of human rights, few will have reflected in depth on what human rights are, where they originate from and what they mean. A Philosophical Introduction to Human Rights - accessibly written without being superficial - addresses these questions and provides a multifaceted introduction to legal philosophy. The point of departure is the famous 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which provides a frame for engagement with western legal philosophy. Thomas Mertens sketches the philosophical and historical background of the Declaration, discusses the ten most important human rights with the help of key philosophers, and ends by reflecting on the relationship between rights and duties. The basso continuo of the book is a particular world view derived from Immanuel Kant. 'Unsocial sociability' is what characterises humans, i.e. the tension between man's individual and social nature. Some human rights emphasize the first, others the second aspect. The tension between these two aspects plays a fundamental role in how human rights are interpreted and applied.