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  1. Unspeakable Truths

    Transitional Justice and the Challenge of Truth Commissions, 2nd Edition

    By Priscilla B. Hayner

    In a sweeping review of forty truth commissions, Priscilla Hayner delivers a definitive exploration of the global experience in official truth-seeking after widespread atrocities. When Unspeakable Truths was first published in 2001, it quickly became a classic, helping to define the field of truth...

    Published August 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  2. Preventive Human Rights Strategies

    By Bertrand G. Ramcharan

    Series: Global Institutions

    The prevention of violations of human rights must become the dominant protection strategy of the twenty-first century, nationally, regionally, and globally. This book clearly identifies the need for preventive human rights strategies, maps what exists by way of such strategies at the present time,...

    Published January 31st 2010 by Routledge

  3. Measuring Human Rights

    By Todd Landman, Edzia Carvalho

    The measurement of human rights has long been debated within the various academic disciplines that focus on human rights, as well as within the larger international community of practitioners working in the field of human rights. Written by leading experts in the field, this is the most up-to-date...

    Published November 4th 2009 by Routledge

  4. The United Nations and Human Rights

    A Guide for a New Era, 2nd Edition

    By Julie Mertus

    Series: Global Institutions

    Julie Mertus’ highly acclaimed text continues to be the only completely up-to-date comprehensive yet succinct guide to the United Nations human rights system. Today, virtually all UN bodies and specialized agencies are undertaking efforts to incorporate the promotion or protection of human rights...

    Published April 30th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Achieving Human Rights

    By Richard Falk

    Richard Falk once again captures our attention with a nuanced analysis of what we need to do - at the personal level as well as state actions - to refocus our pursuit of human rights in a post-9/11 world. From democratic global governance, to the costs of the Iraq War, the preeminent role of the...

    Published October 28th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Contemporary Human Rights Ideas

    By Bertrand G Ramcharan, Bertrand G. Ramcharan

    Series: Global Institutions

    The vindication of human rights is a critical challenge of a new century. Yet, there is much contestation over rights in a globalizing, post 9/11 world, as human rights ideas come into contact with different cultures and with societies in varying stages of development. Leaders of government and...

    Published April 15th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Bait and Switch

    Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy, 2nd Edition

    By Julie A. Mertus

    It has become routine for the US government to invoke human rights to justify its foreign policy decisions and military ventures. But this human rights talk has not been supported by a human rights walk. Policy makers consistently apply a double standard for human rights norms: one the rest of the...

    Published February 14th 2008 by Routledge

  8. The Human Rights Reader

    Major Political Essays, Speeches and Documents From Ancient Times to the Present, 2nd Edition

    By Micheline R. Ishay

    The second edition of The Human Rights Reader presents a dramatically revised organization and updated selections, including pieces on globalization and the war on terrorism. Each part of the Reader corresponds to five historical phases in the history of human rights and explores for each the...

    Published April 20th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Studying Human Rights

    By Todd Landman

    This book draws on key theories and methods from the social sciences to develop a framework for the systematic study of human rights problems. It argues that solid empirical analysis of human rights problems rests on examining the observable practices from state and non-state actors that...

    Published December 21st 2005 by Routledge