World Report 2009

Events of 2008

Author: Human Rights Watch

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1583229884

Category: Political Science

Page: 564

View: 1251

Human Rights Watch is increasingly recognized as the world’s leader in building a stronger awareness for human rights. Their annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available anywhere. Written in straightforward, non-technical language, Human Rights Watch World Report prioritizes events in the most affected countries during the previous year. The backbone of the report consists of a series of concise overviews of the most pressing human rights issues in countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, with particular focus on the role—positive or negative—played in each country by key domestic and international figures. Highly anticipated and widely publicized by the U.S. and international press every year, the World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and all citizens of the world.
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World Report 2009

Events of 2008

Author: Human Rights Watch

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1583229884

Category: Political Science

Page: 564

View: 7349

Human Rights Watch is increasingly recognized as the world’s leader in building a stronger awareness for human rights. Their annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available anywhere. Written in straightforward, non-technical language, Human Rights Watch World Report prioritizes events in the most affected countries during the previous year. The backbone of the report consists of a series of concise overviews of the most pressing human rights issues in countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, with particular focus on the role—positive or negative—played in each country by key domestic and international figures. Highly anticipated and widely publicized by the U.S. and international press every year, the World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and all citizens of the world.
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World Report 2010

Events of 2009

Author: Human Rights Watch

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609800370

Category: Political Science

Page: 625

View: 3057

Human Rights Watch is increasingly recognized as the world’s leader in building a stronger awareness for human rights. Their annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available anywhere. Written in straightforward, non-technical language, Human Rights Watch World Report prioritizes events in the most affected countries during the previous year. The backbone of the report consists of a series of concise overviews of the most pressing human rights issues in countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, with particular focus on the role—positive or negative—played in each country by key domestic and international figures. Highly anticipated and widely publicized by the U.S. and international press every year, the World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and all citizens of the world.
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Indian Politics in Comparative Perspective

Author: Pravin Kumar Jha

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 8131798879

Category:

Page: 312

View: 7013

Indian Politics in a Comparative Perspective is intended as a standard textbook for undergraduate students of political science. The book provides a handy reference tool to its readers by elucidating conceptual areas, furnishing established arguments and citing contemporary research works for a comprehensive knowledge of the subject. Carefully organized in ten well-researched chapters and examined from different vantage points, they weave a compelling story on the nature of Indian politics since the pre-Independence era to the making of our Constitution and gradually navigate to examine the impact of the growing role of religion and power structure in our political system. Indian Politics in a Comparative Perspective is an ideal read for anyone who is curious to understand the changing grammar of Indian politics.
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World Report 2006

Events of 2005

Author: Human Rights Watch

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 158322971X

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

View: 2225

Human Rights Watch is increasingly recognized as the world’s leader in building a stronger awareness for human rights. Their annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available anywhere. Written in straightforward, non-technical language, Human Rights Watch World Report prioritizes events in the most affected countries during the previous year. The backbone of the report consists of a series of concise overviews of the most pressing human rights issues in countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, with particular focus on the role—positive or negative—played in each country by key domestic and international figures. Highly anticipated and widely publicized by the U.S. and international press every year, the World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and all citizens of the world.
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The Two-State Delusion

Israel and Palestine--A Tale of Two Narratives

Author: Padraig O'Malley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698192184

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

View: 3210

“A thoughtful autopsy of the failed two-state paradigm . . . Evenhanded, diplomatic, mutually respectful, and enormously useful.” —Kirkus, starred review Disputes over settlements, the right of return, the rise of Hamas, recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, and other intractable issues have repeatedly derailed peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine. Now, in a book that is sure to spark controversy, renowned peacemaker Padraig O’Malley argues that the moment for a two-state solution has passed. After examining each issue and speaking with Palestinians and Israelis as well as negotiators directly involved in past summits, O’Malley concludes that even if such an agreement could be reached, it would be nearly impossible to implement given the staggering costs, Palestine’s political disunity and the viability of its economy, rapidly changing demographics, Israel’s continuing political shift to the right, global warming’s effect on the water supply, and more. In this revelatory, hard-hitting book, O’Malley approaches the key issues pragmatically, without ideological bias, to show that we must find new frameworks for reconciliation if there is to be lasting peace between Palestine and Israel. From the Hardcover edition.
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Unsere gemeinsame Zukunft

Bericht der Weltkommission für Umwelt und Entwicklung

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 348

View: 1936

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Die Israel-Lobby

wie die amerikanische Außenpolitik beeinflusst wird

Author: John J. Mearsheimer,Stephen M. Walt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783593383774

Category: Israel

Page: 503

View: 667

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Human Rights Regimes in the Americas

Author: Mónica Serrano,Vesselin Popovski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

View: 3505

This book examines the complex role of human rights norms and standards throughout the region, illustrating the evolution and impact of international conventions, laws, and institutions. The chapters combine historical detail with a focus on present-day challenges for regional and domestic human rights regimes, highlighting particular obstacles, successful approaches, and strategies. Through case studies in North, Central, and South America, the volume provides a rich account of the evolving regional environment for rights protection and promotion. "At last, we have a quality overview of human rights progress and challenges in the Americas. This volume fills a crucial gap in the literature, allowing us to assess the complex and fascinating human rights ebb and flow that has been the experience of Latin America, including the often contradictory role of the United States as champion and obstacle."--Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law, Princeton University "A very authoritative overview written by some of the real experts on the subject."--William A. Schabas, director, Irish Centre for Human Rights
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Der Europarat

Author: Aline Royer

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287167842

Category:

Page: 63

View: 1079

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World Report 2011

Events of 2010

Author: Human Rights Watch

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609801512

Category: Political Science

Page: 515

View: 1683

Human Rights Watch is increasingly recognized as the world’s leader in building a stronger awareness for human rights. Their annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available anywhere. Written in straightforward, non-technical language, Human Rights Watch World Report prioritizes events in the most affected countries during the previous year. The backbone of the report consists of a series of concise overviews of the most pressing human rights issues in countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, with particular focus on the role—positive or negative—played in each country by key domestic and international figures. Highly anticipated and widely publicized by the U.S. and international press every year, the World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and all citizens of the world.
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Broken System

Dysfunction, Abuse, and Impunity in the Indian Police

Author: Naureen Shah,Meenakshi Ganguly

Publisher: Human Rights Watch

ISBN: 1564325180

Category: False imprisonment

Page: 118

View: 2517

The deteriorating state of the Indian police -- Human rights viloations by the police -- Obstacles to police accountability -- Detailed recommendations.
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Nigeria Since Independence

Forever Fragile?

Author: J. Hill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137292040

Category: Political Science

Page: 173

View: 5374

This book analyses the political and ethnical tensions that characterize Nigeria, which derive both from colonial and contemporary conflicts. It points out three major factors why Nigeria has not yet collapsed like many other African states: ethnic power sharing amongst the political elite, the military with its national outlook, and oil wealth.
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Trauma and Recovery on War's Border

A Guide for Global Health Workers

Author: Kathleen Allden, MD,Nancy Murakami, LCSW

Publisher: Dartmouth College Press

ISBN: 1611686962

Category: Medical

Page: 344

View: 5470

An increasing number of students and professionals are choosing to travel the globe to engage with the realities of trauma and human suffering through mental health aid. But in the field of global mental health, good intentions are not enough to ensure good training, development, and care. The risk of harm is real when outsiders deliver mental health aid in culturally inappropriate and otherwise na•ve ways. This book, based on the experiences of the co-editors and their colleagues at Burma Border Projects (BBP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mental health and psychosocial well-being of the displaced people of Burma, sets out global mental health theory allied with local perspectives, experiences, real-life challenges, strengths, and best practices. Topics include assessment and intervention protocols, vulnerable groups and the special challenges they present, and supervision and evaluation programs. An introduction by the editors establishes the political and health contexts for the volume. Written in a style appropriate for academic audiences and lay readers, this book will serve as a fundamental text for clinicians, interns, volunteers, and researchers who work in regions of the world that have suffered the violence of war, forced displacement, human rights violations, poverty, and oppression.
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From Horror to Hopelessness

Kenya's Forgotten Somali Refugee Crisis

Author: Human Rights Watch (Organization)

Publisher: Human Rights Watch

ISBN: 1564324656

Category: Asylum, Right of

Page: 54

View: 4992

Recommendations -- Methodology -- Border closure, refoulement, and police abuses in border areas -- Humanitarian in Dadaab's camps -- Kenya's de facto encampment policy for refugees -- Acknowledgements.This 58-page report documents the extortion, detention, violence, and deportation at the hands of the Kenyan police faced by a record number of Somalis entering Kenya. The new refugees are joining over a quarter of a million fellow refugees struggling to survive in camps designed for one-third that number.
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Social Work and Human Rights

A Foundation for Policy and Practice

Author: Elisabeth Reichert

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231520700

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 5463

Social Work and Human Rights has become a standard text highlighting the role of social work in protecting the rights of vulnerable populations. Through rigorous analysis, classroom exercises, and a frank discussion of the implications for practice both within and outside of the United States, the volume effectively acquaints readers with the political, economic, and social dimensions of rights issues and the documents that guarantee them. New material covers international events, such as the United Nations' Millennium Declaration (2000) and its effort to reduce the poverty and suffering of billions worldwide. The volume now emphasizes cultural rights and includes a probing lesson in cultural relativism. It turns a critical eye toward the failure in the United States to address social welfare issues and its reluctance to rectify policies favoring one group over another. Praise for the first edition: "A human rights compass—a preliminary guide for the translation of human rights for social workers.... It is to be welcomed."—European Journal of Social Work "Foundation documents provide an essential tool for understanding the issues and applying the understanding to concrete social policy advocacy and action."—Canadian Association of Social Workers Bulletin "This is a text which is overdue for social work students and faculty."—Rosemary Link, coauthor of Human Behavior in a Just World: Reaching for Common Ground "Reichert makes human rights concepts come alive. Practice case examples and human rights analysis of the National Association of Social Worker's Code of Ethics are particularly valuable in orienting the reader to the domestic practice applications of the global human rights movement."—Lynne M. Healy, author of International Social Work: Professional Action in an Interdependent World
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The Twilight of Human Rights Law

Author: Eric Posner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199313466

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 1279

Countries solemnly intone their commitment to human rights, and they ratify endless international treaties and conventions designed to signal that commitment. At the same time, there has been no marked decrease in human rights violations, even as the language of human rights has become the dominant mode of international moral criticism. Well-known violators like Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan have sat on the U.N. Council on Human Rights. But it's not just the usual suspects that flagrantly disregard the treaties. Brazil pursues extrajudicial killings. South Africa employs violence against protestors. India tolerate child labor and slavery. The United States tortures. In The Twilight of Human Rights Law--the newest addition to Oxford's highly acclaimed Inalienable Rights series edited by Geoffrey Stone--the eminent legal scholar Eric A. Posner argues that purposefully unenforceable human rights treaties are at the heart of the world's failure to address human rights violations. Because countries fundamentally disagree about what the public good requires and how governments should allocate limited resources in order to advance it, they have established a regime that gives them maximum flexibility--paradoxically characterized by a huge number of vague human rights that encompass nearly all human activity, along with weak enforcement machinery that churns out new rights but cannot enforce any of them. Posner looks to the foreign aid model instead, contending that we should judge compliance by comprehensive, concrete metrics like poverty reduction, instead of relying on ambiguous, weak, and easily manipulated checklists of specific rights. With a powerful thesis, a concise overview of the major developments in international human rights law, and discussions of recent international human rights-related controversies, The Twilight of Human Rights Law is an indispensable contribution to this important area of international law from a leading scholar in the field.
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Die Schuld, eine Frau zu sein

Author: Mukhtar Mai,Eléonore Delair

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783426273968

Category: Sex discrimination against women

Page: 239

View: 3535

Die Geschichte einer unglaublich mutigen und starken Frau: Angeblich um die Familienehre zu retten, wurde die junge Pakistanerin Mukhtar Mai im Juni 2002 vom Stammesgericht der Rache einer verfeindeten Familie überlassen: 4 Männer vergewaltigten die Frau.
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Die Analyse der Finanzkrise ...und was sie bedeutet - weltweit.

Author: George Soros

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3862486540

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 4359

In seinem vorangegangenen Bestseller stellte George Soros einen theoretischen Rahmen für das Verständnis der Finanzkrise vor, die sich damals abzuzeichnen begann. Er hatte schon früh erkannt, dass die Krise gravierender war, als viele eingestehen wollten. In seinem neuen Buch fasst Soros die erschreckenden Fakten zusammen, die immer noch die Spalten der Zeitungen füllen. Dabei analysiert er scharfsinnig jeden einzelnen Fall. Soros ist bekannt für seine treffenden Prognosen und scheut sich auch dieses Mal nicht einen Blick in die Zukunft zu werfen. So konfrontiert er den Leser schonungslos mit den Auswirkungen der Krise, indem er die künftige Entwicklung des Dollar, der Schwellenländer Indiens und Chinas sowie die stärker werdende Rivalität von EU und Russland unter die Lupe nimmt.
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