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Who Believes in Human Rights?: Reflections on the European Convention (Law in Context)

Who Believes in Human Rights?: Reflections on the European Convention (Law in Context) Lowest new price: $51.99
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Author: Marie-B\xe9n\xe9dicte Dembour
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Many people believe passionately in human rights. Others - Bentham, Marx, cultural relativists and some feminists amongst them - dismiss the concept of human rights as practically and conceptually inadequate. This book reviews these classical critiques and shows how their insights are reflected in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. At one level an original, accessible and insightful legal commentary on the European Convention, this book is also a groundbreaking work of theory which challenges human rights orthodoxy. Its novel identification of four human rights schools proposes that we alternatively conceive of these rights as given (natural school), agreed upon (deliberative school), fought for (protest school) and talked about (discourse school). Which of these concepts we adopt is determined by particular ways in which we believe, or do not believe, in human rights.

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The Bill of Rights: What It Is, What It Means, and How It's Been Misused

The Bill of Rights: What It Is, What It Means, and How It's Been Misused Lowest new price: $9.99
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Author: Shannon Leigh Fallon
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A detailed analysis of the Bill of Rights discusses the twenty-seven amendments to the Constitution, explaining what they are, what they mean today, and how they have been misused. IP.

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The Supreme Court and Second Bill of Rights: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Nationalization of Civil Liberties

The Supreme Court and Second Bill of Rights: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Nationalization of Civil Liberties Lowest new price: $37.95
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Author: Richard C. Cortner

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The United States Constitution: The Full Text with Supplementary Materials (Dover Thrift Editions)

The United States Constitution: The Full Text with Supplementary Materials (Dover Thrift Editions) Lowest new price: $2.00
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The basis of our nation's law and government, the Constitution is America's most important political and social document. This convenient and inexpensive reference contains not only the Constitution's main text and amendments but also a wealth of background information.
Supplements include selected "Federalist Papers," consisting of memoranda by James Madison, the "Father of the Constitution," as well as speeches by John Jay and Patrick Henry and remarks by Alexander Hamilton. Highlights from the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia include spirited debates on suffrage, executive power, slavery, and other subjects vital to the founding of a nation. In addition, correspondence between the Founding Fathers — including letters from Madison to George Washington and from John Adams to Thomas Jefferson — offers a glimpse at the personalities behind the historic events. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: The United States Bill of Rights and The Preamble and First Amendment to the Unites States Constitution.

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Brown v. Board of Education: Witness to a Landmark Decision

Brown v. Board of Education: Witness to a Landmark Decision Lowest new price: $13.93
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Author: Jack Greenberg
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Jack Greenberg, plaintiff's attorney for Brown v. Board of Education argued the case before the Supreme Court, which declared "separate but equal" to be unconstitutional. This publication tells the behind the scene story of the team, led by Thurgood Marshall and the Legal Defense Fund team. As a key figure in the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund for 35 years, Jack Greenberg argued forty cases before the Supreme Court, none more important than the Brown case.

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Law in Times of Crisis: Emergency Powers in Theory and Practice (Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law)

Law in Times of Crisis: Emergency Powers in Theory and Practice (Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law) Lowest new price: $54.93
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Author: Oren Gross
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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the ensuing 'war on terror' have focused attention on issues that have previously lurked in a dark corner at the edge of the legal universe. This book presents a systematic and comprehensive attempt by legal scholars to conceptualize the theory of emergency powers, combining post-September 11 developments with more general theoretical, historical and comparative perspectives. The authors examine the interface between law and violent crises through history and across jurisdictions, bringing together insights gleaned from the Roman republic and Jewish law through to the initial responses to the July 2005 attacks in London. Three models of emergency powers are used to offer a conceptualization of emergency regimes, giving a coherent insight into law's interface with and regulation of crisis and a distinctive means to evaluate the legal options open to states for dealing with crises.

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International Law from Below

International Law from Below Lowest new price: $38.36
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Author: Rajagopal

Balakrishnan Rajagopal's fundamental critique of modern international law draws attention to traditional Third World engagements. Rajagopal challenges current approaches to international law and politics either through states or through individuals. With transnational and local social movement action now becoming increasingly visible and important--as witnessed in Seattle in 1999, he demonstrates that a new global order must consider seriously the resistance of social movements in the development of international law.

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The Rights of Refugees under International Law

The Rights of Refugees under International Law Lowest new price: $69.95
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Author: James C. Hathaway

This book presents the first comprehensive analysis of the human rights of refugees as set by the UN Refugee Convention. In an era where States are increasingly challenging the logic of simply assimilating refugees to their own citizens, questions are now being raised about whether refugees should be allowed to enjoy freedom of movement, to work, to access public welfare programs, or to be reunited with family members. Doubts have been expressed about the propriety of exempting refugees from visa and other immigration rules, and whether there is a duty to admit refugees at all. Hathaway links the standards of the UN Refugee Convention to key norms of international human rights law, and applies his analysis to the world's most difficult protection challenges. This is a critical resource for advocates, judges, and policymakers. It will also be a pioneering scholarly work for graduate students of international and human rights law.

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Peacemakers in Action: Profiles of Religion in Conflict Resolution

Peacemakers in Action: Profiles of Religion in Conflict Resolution Lowest new price: $22.98
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Author: Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
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Just a quick look at the news headlines on any given day is a powerful reminder that devastating armed conflicts worldwide are destroying lives and whole communities often in the name of religion. Hidden in the news, if reported on at all, are the brave religious leaders in these zones of violence, working to bring peace and reconciliation to their people. These inspiring men and women offer critical insights and skills for addressing today's most urgent conflicts. But their stories are rarely told. Peacemakers in Action: Profiles of Religion in Conflict Resolution shares the experiences of 16 such remarkable religious peacemakers who have put their lives on the line in conflicts around the world from Israel-Palestine to Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Sudan, South Africa, El Salvador, Indonesia and beyond. For each of them, religious texts and traditions have served both as a source of inspiration and as a practical resource in resolv ing conflict. These grassroots peacemakers are powerful, but underutilized actors for resolving some of the world's most horrifying conflicts. As such, this book contains timely information for diplomats, government officials, and resolution practitioners, as well as today's students of religion and international affairs, our future peacemakers. And in a world where religion-based conflict affects us all, this book provides critical lessons and much-needed hope for each of us.

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Law, Violence and Sovereignty Among West Bank Palestinians (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society)

Law, Violence and Sovereignty Among West Bank Palestinians (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society) Lowest new price: $2.90
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Author: Tobias Kelly
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As the Oslo Peace Process has given way to the violence of the second intifada, this book explores the continuing legacy of Oslo in the everyday life of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Taking a perspective that sees the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a conflict over the distribution of legal rights, it focuses on the daily concerns of West Bank Palestinians, and explores the meanings, limitations and potential of legal claims in the context of the region's structures of governance. Kelly argues that fundamental contradictions in the process through which the West Bank has been ruled and misruled have resulted in an unstable mixture of legality, fear and uncertainty. Based on long term ethnographic fieldwork, this book provides an insight into how the wider Middle East conflict manifests itself through the daily encounters of ordinary Israelis and Palestinians, offering an evocative and theoretically informed account of the relationship between law, peace-building and violence.

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