Human Rights Inc

Focusing specifically on the Bildungsroman and international human rights law, Slaughter analyzes the "legibility" of human rights, the literary, political, and juridical effect of transcribing into international law conventions the ancient ...

Author: Joseph R. Slaughter

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823228185

Category: Political Science

Page: 435

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Focusing specifically on the Bildungsroman and international human rights law, Slaughter analyzes the "legibility" of human rights, the literary, political, and juridical effect of transcribing into international law conventions the ancient Greeks felt were so pervasive they could remain unwritten. As he defines what everyone should know he describes how literature reflects the formal articulation of international human rights law, the writing of the development of citizenship in the Bildungsroman, the inability of the pubic sphere to normalize narrative forms of human rights, the tradition of narrative self-sponsorship and the right to self-determination, and the acts of reading and writing within the domain of international humanitarianism.

Human Rights Inc

“Everyone knows, or should know, why human rights are important,” writes ]ohn
Humphrey, Canadian legal scholar and first director of the United Nations Human
Rights Division, in a commemorative essay on the fortieth anniversary of the ...

Author: Joseph R. Slaughter

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823228195

Category: Literary Criticism

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In this timely study of the historical, ideological, and formal interdependencies of the novel and human rights, Joseph Slaughter demonstrates that the twentieth-century rise of “world literature” and international human rights law are related phenomena. Slaughter argues that international law shares with the modern novel a particular conception of the human individual. The Bildungsroman, the novel of coming of age, fills out this image, offering a conceptual vocabulary, a humanist social vision, and a narrative grammar for what the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and early literary theorists both call “the free and full development of the human personality.” Revising our received understanding of the relationship between law and literature, Slaughter suggests that this narrative form has acted as a cultural surrogate for the weak executive authority of international law, naturalizing the assumptions and conditions that make human rights appear commonsensical. As a kind of novelistic correlative to human rights law, the Bildungsroman has thus been doing some of the sociocultural work of enforcement that the law cannot do for itself. This analysis of the cultural work of law and of the social work of literature challenges traditional Eurocentric histories of both international law and the dissemination of the novel. Taking his point of departure in Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister, Slaughter focuses on recent postcolonial versions of the coming-of-age story to show how the promise of human rights becomes legible in narrative and how the novel and the law are complicit in contemporary projects of globalization: in colonialism, neoimperalism, humanitarianism, and the spread of multinational consumer capitalism. Slaughter raises important practical and ethical questions that we must confront in advocating for human rights and reading world literature—imperatives that, today more than ever, are intertwined.

Theoretical Perspectives on Human Rights and Literature

Charlotte Bunch, “Transforming Human Rights from a Feminist Perspec- tive,” in
Women's Rights, Human Rights: International ... Joseph R. Slaughter, Human
Rights, Inc.: The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International Law (New York: ...

Author: Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136646386

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 318

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What can literary theory reveal about discourses and practices of human rights, and how can human rights frameworks help to make sense of literature? How have human rights concerns shaped the literary marketplace, and how can literature impact human rights concerns? Essays in this volume theorize how both literature and reading literarily can shape understanding of human rights in productive ways. Contributors to Theoretical Perspectives on Human Rights and Literature provide a shared history of modern literature and rights; theorize how trauma, ethics, subjectivity, and witnessing shape representations of human rights violations and claims in literary texts across a range of genres (including poetry, the novel, graphic narrative, short story, testimonial, and religious fables); and consider a range of civil, political, social, economic, and cultural rights and their representations. The authors reflect on the imperial and colonial histories of human rights as well as the cynical mobilization of human rights discourses in the name of war, violence, and repression; at the same time, they take seriously Gayatri Spivak’s exhortation that human rights is something that we "cannot not want," exploring the central function of storytelling at the heart of all human rights claims, discourses, and policies.

The 1996 Annotated Canadian Human Rights Act

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Author: Shirish Pundit Chotalia

Publisher: Scarborough, Ont. : Carswell

ISBN: 0459560158

Category: Civil rights

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Checklist of Human Rights Documents

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Human Rights , Inc. , the Washington , D.C. , Georgetown University publication
concerned with human rights in Cuba . 1976-1978 . Scandinavian Institute of ...

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ISBN: UOM:35112101294710

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Human Rights Organizations Periodicals Directory

... 122 Physicians for Human Rights , 132 Physicians for Reproductive Choice
and Health , 132 Physicians for Social Responsibility , 132 Project Connect AIDS
Service Organization of Mississippi , 136 Radiation and Public Health Project ,
Inc ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105113892736

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Human Rights in Asia and the Pacific

R533 1995 The call for recognition : a report on the situation of Australian South
Sea Islanders / Human Rights and Equal ... Published / Created : Maroubra , N .
S . W . : Human Rights Council of Australia Inc , ( 2001 ) Related Names : Human
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Author: James T. Lawrence

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015060118679

Category: Political Science

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The existence of human rights helps secure the peace, deter aggression, promote the rule of law, combat crime and corruption, and prevent humanitarian crises. These human rights include freedom from torture, freedom of expression, press freedom, women's rights, children's rights, and the protection of minorities. This book surveys the countries of Asia and the Pacific and is augmented by a current bibliography and useful indexes by subject, title and author. CONTENTS: Preface; Part I. Australia; Brunei; Burma; Cambodia; China (Taiwan only); China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong and Macau); East Timor; Fiji; Indonesia; Japan; Kiribati; Democratic People's Republic of Korea; Republic of Korea; Laos, Malaysia; Marshall Islands; Federated States of Micronesia; Mongolia; Nauru; New Zealand; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Samoa; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Thailand; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Vietnam; Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; India; Maldives; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Part II. Special Bibliography; Part III. Indexes by Subject, Title and Author.

Understanding Human Rights

By illustrating the importance of human rights to the social work profession with understandable explanations and exercises, author Elisabeth Reichert highlights why social workers need to embrace the concept of human rights.

Author: Elisabeth Reichert

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 1412914116

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Understanding Human Rights: An Exercise Book provides a concise, hands-on roadmap for learning about human rights within a social work context. By illustrating the importance of human rights to the social work profession with understandable explanations and exercises, author Elisabeth Reichert highlights why social workers need to embrace the concept of human rights.

Human Rights

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Author: M. E. Tardu

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112101330365

Category: Civil rights

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This service analyzes the UN complaint procedures open to individuals and NGOs for the protection of human rights. Some of the topics include, among others: an overview of the International Petition System, and its historical development, and the UN machinery against racial discrimination, the communication procedure of the commission on the status of women.

The New Human Rights Movement

In this engaging, important work, Peter Joseph, founder of the world’s largest grassroots social movement—The Zeitgeist Movement—draws from economics, history, philosophy, and modern public-health research to present a bold case for ...

Author: Peter Joseph

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 9781942952664

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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Society is broken. We can design our way to a better one. In our interconnected world, self-interest and social-interest are rapidly becoming indistinguishable. If current negative trajectories remain, including growing climate destabilization, biodiversity loss, and economic inequality, an impending future of ecological collapse and societal destabilization will make “personal success” virtually meaningless. Yet our broken social system incentivizes behavior that will only make our problems worse. If true human rights progress is to be achieved today, it is time we dig deeper—rethinking the very foundation of our social system. In this engaging, important work, Peter Joseph, founder of the world’s largest grassroots social movement—The Zeitgeist Movement—draws from economics, history, philosophy, and modern public-health research to present a bold case for rethinking activism in the 21st century. Arguing against the long-standing narrative of universal scarcity and other pervasive myths that defend the current state of affairs, The New Human Rights Movement illuminates the structural causes of poverty, social oppression, and the ongoing degradation of public health, and ultimately presents the case for an updated economic approach. Joseph explores the potential of this grand shift and how we can design our way to a world where the human family has become truly sustainable. The New Human Rights Movement reveals the critical importance of a unified activism working to overcome the inherent injustice of our system. This book warns against what is in store if we continue to ignore the flaws of our socioeconomic approach, while also revealing the bright and expansive future possible if we succeed. Will you join the movement?

Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice

The book moves between theoretical argument and historical practice. Rigorous and tightly-reasoned, material and perspectives from many disciplines are incorporated. Paper edition Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author: Jack Donnelly

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801487765

Category: Law

Page: 290

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(unseen), $12.95. Donnelly explicates and defends an account of human rights as universal rights. Considering the competing claims of the universality, particularity, and relativity of human rights, he argues that the historical contingency and particularity of human rights is completely compatible with a conception of human rights as universal moral rights, and thus does not require the acceptance of claims of cultural relativism. The book moves between theoretical argument and historical practice. Rigorous and tightly-reasoned, material and perspectives from many disciplines are incorporated. Paper edition Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN: UOM:35112202915445

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Annual Human Rights Report

Alaska State Commission for Human Rights. of these complaints demonstrates
that ... VECO Inc. , complainant alleged VECO denied her employment on an
offshore construction project because of her sex . The Commission held a public
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Author: Alaska State Commission for Human Rights

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ISBN: MINN:31951D01149041T

Category: Civil rights

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Social Policy for an Aging Society

The text distinguishes between "needs" and "rights" and describes those policies and services that best ensure that the rights of older adults are actually metóparticularly programs that enable people to remain in their own communities so ...

Author: Carole B. Cox

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826196538

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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As people age, they are at increased risk of having their basic human rights threatened or violated. When age is perceived as incompetence, it can easily lead to discrimination that impacts human rights. Based on the premise that social policy must reflect human rights principles, this graduate-level textbook views the challenges associated with aging as opportunities for policy development that stresses the rights of older adults rather than needs. The text distinguishes between “needs” and “rights” and describes those policies and services that best ensure that the rights of older adults are actually met—particularly programs that enable people to remain in their own communities so they can benefit from continued integration and participation in society. Issues and challenges surrounding such efforts, and gaps in social policies faced by specific subsets of older people, are critically examined. The book first analyzes current aging policies and rights and considers the Older Americans Act as a basic policy framework. With an eye to promoting independence, the book discusses issues of income, housing, transportation, health, and home care and what constitutes a “livable community,” along with policies that promote wellbeing and focus on preventing senior abuse and exploitation. Challenges faced by older workers are covered, as are issues particular to family caregivers, older women, and grandparents as caregivers. Gaps in social policies for LG BT seniors and older members of specific ethnic groups are discussed. Particular attention is given to global issues and aging policies in diverse countries and the ways in which they reflect human rights concerns. Each chapter concludes with probing discussion questions for classroom use. KEY FEATURES: Presents a human rights framework for aging policy Distinguishes between needs and rights of older persons Focuses on policies and programs that can help older people to remain in the community Explores the issues and challenges of specific older populations Discusses global responses and concerns with regard to older persons and human rights Carole B. Cox, MSW, PhD, is professor at the Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a Fulbright scholar. She is the author of more than 50 journal articles and chapters dealing with various aspects of aging and caregiving, with extensive research on caregivers for persons with dementia, their needs, and their use of services. Her recent work includes a study of the impact of dementia on the workplace. Her caregiving research also includes that of grandparents raising grandchildren, leading to the development of a curriculum, Empowering Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Training Manual for Group Leaders (Springer Publishing Company, 2000). She is the editor of To Grandmother’s House We Go and Stay: Perspectives on Custodial Grandparents (Springer Publishing Company, 2000). Her other books include Home Care for the Elderly: An International Perspective, coauthored with Abraham Monk (1991); The Frail Elderly: Problems, Needs, and Community Responses (1993); Ethnicity and Social Work Practice, coauthored with Paul Ephross (1998); Community Care for an Aging Society: Policies and Services (Springer Publishing Company, 2005); and Dementia and Social Work Practice (Springer Publishing Company, 2007).

Human Rights Under the Australian Constitution

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14fn . OPSEU v . Ontario ( Attorney - General ) [ 1987 ] 2 SCR 2 171 Patton v .
United States 281 US 276 ( 1930 ) 109fn . Payroll Tax Case see Victoria v .

Author: George Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: IND:30000088053107

Category: Law

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The role of the High Court in interpreting the Constitution to protect human rights raises issues that go to the core of Australian democracy. Human Rights under the Australian Constitution is a thorough and accessible work that explores the decisions of the High Court on express and impliedconstitutional rights, as well as underlying themes of constitutional interpretation.The work of the High Court is placed is context. The drafting of the Australian Constitution is examined, as is the role of the common law, statute law, and international law. There is also a focus on international instruments, such as International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1996,and on comparative law, such as the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the United States Bill of Rights. The potential constitutional or statutory reform to produce an Australian Bill of Rights is explored in the final chapter. Human Rights under the Australian Constitution is a majorcontribution to scholarship on human rights and constitutional law in Australia. Practitioners, students, and teachers in the fields of constitutional law, human rights law, and political science will find this book a comprehensive and thoughtful treatment of this area of the law and itsrelationship to Australian political culture.

Embedding Human Rights Into Business Practice

The company has ethical standards that predate the Go Beyond programme .
These explicitly list the Global Compact Principles and UN human rights
standards as guides for the company's conduct ( see Annex ) . " The Go Beyond
programme ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435083423988

Category: Human rights

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Features 20 case studies from around the world outlining policies and practices to implement human rights within business operations. Among the companies profiled are: ABB, Achilles, Anglogold Ashanti, AREVA, Barloworld, BASF, Eskom, Ipek Kagit, Ketchum, MAS Holdings, Newmont Mining Corporation, NIKE Inc, Novartis, Sasol, Royal Dutch Shell, Starbucks, Titan Industries, Volkswagen and Westpac Banking Corporation.

Lawasia Human Rights Bulletin

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Philippine Military after Marcos . ... leaders , Olalia was last seen on November
12 after attending a labour meeting at the Union Chemicals Inc. in Ugong , Pasig
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105043471718

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Cultural Rights as Human Rights

Article 17 ( 1 ) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in
association with o ( 2 ) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property . Article
18 Everyone has the right to freedom of thought , conscience and religion ; this
right inc ...

Author: Unesco

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005177855

Category: Civil rights

Page: 125

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The Human Rights of Companies

ISBN-13: 978-0-19-928983-7 (alk. paper) I. Human rights— Europe. 2.
Corporation law — Europe. 3. Corporations- — Moral and ethical aspects —
Europe. 4. European Court of Human Rights. 5. Convention for the Protection of
Human Rights ...

Author: Marius Emberland

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: UOM:39015063208253

Category: Law

Page: 239

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"This book studies the response of the European Court of Human Right, the international court that supervises governmental compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), to complaints submitted to it by companies and their shareholders." "This book is the first major study of the protection of business enterprise under the ECHR and thus an invaluable guide to understanding how the Court in Strasbourg responds to corporate complaints. More importantly, by focussing on a field of European human rights protection, where the protection of economic activity and corporate life is regarded as inseparable from core values of the ECHR such as an effective political democracy and the rule of law."--Jacket.

Corporations and Human Rights

Can human rights be enforced against corporations? This work analyses different enforcement mechanisms. It examines one of the most powerful instruments: the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) litigation in the United States.

Author: Niels Beisinghoff

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3631584180

Category: Law

Page: 326

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Can human rights be enforced against corporations? This work analyses different enforcement mechanisms. It examines one of the most powerful instruments: the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) litigation in the United States. The ATCA has been used as one of the chief weapons in a 21st-century battle over corporate responsibility in the age of globalization. For instance, the ATCA has been invoked to seek compensation from German companies in respect of forced labor during the Holocaust. Further examples include claims relating to genocide against a Canadian company, forced labor claims against a US company and numerous others. The ATCA litigation often refers to the «law of nations», but do the US courts interpret this term consistently with other accepted interpretations of international law? The short answer to that question is 'no'. However, in the absence of enforceable international law mechanisms, this lacuna needs to be filled. Domestic litigation of matters that are inherently transnational in character, as occurs in ATCA human rights litigation, represents a viable mechanism to enforce human rights.