Author: Paul Gready
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Political Science
In a world that is increasingly disillusioned with formal politics, people are no longer prepared to wait for governments and international institutions to act on human rights concerns. This book identifies activism as a key means of realizing human rights and as a new form of politics. Fighting for Human Rights documents and compares successful high profile campaigns to cancel debt in the developing world, ban landmines and set up the International Criminal Court as well as emerging campaigns that focus on HIV/AIDS, environmental justice, democratization and blood diamonds.
Fighting for Human Rights
Author: Jeff Burlingame
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Malcolm X faced many injustices growing up as an African American in the early twentieth century. Funneling his anger over systemic racism into activism, Malcolm X became a leader of the civil rights movement as well as one of the best-known spokesmen for the Nation of Islam. In this engaging biography, students will learn about Malcolm X's trials, tribulations, and victories in the battle for civil rights. Students will be guided through the reading with historical context and primary source documents, as well as a glossary of important words, a timeline, and references for further reading.
Mein Kampf für Menschenrechte im Iran
Author: Shirin Ebadi
Publisher: Piper ebooks
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Shirin Ebadi, die erste muslimische Friedensnobelpreisträgerin, wurde wegen ihres Engagements für Menschenrechte in ihrem Heimatland jahrelang von der iranischen Regierung bedroht und schikaniert – und verlor dabei alles: ihren Ehemann, ihr Zuhause, ihre Freunde, ihr Hab und Gut. Nur eines konnte man der Menschenrechtsaktivistin nicht nehmen: den Glauben an eine bessere Zukunft und den Willen, für ihre Überzeugungen zu kämpfen. Nun erzählt sie auf bewegende und erschütternde Weise von ihrem unablässigen Kampf für Freiheit und Gerechtigkeit, den sie trotz aller Widrigkeiten auch im Exil unerschrocken fortführt. Nach dem großen Erfolg von »Mein Iran« ist dies der zweite Teil ihrer beeindruckenden Geschichte.
Fighting for Love, Spirituality and Human Rights in Violence-Ridden Peru
Author: John P Wagner
A successful US attorney abandons his law practice to volunteer with a religious organization and travel to Peru to fight for human rights in the midst of a culture of violence and terror.
Author: Olivia Ball,Paul Gready
Publisher: New Internationalist
Ball and Gready review the development of today's assumptions about human rights and introduce readers to alternative models from history and from today's human rights debate. From the material rights of citizenship to the more abstract rights of the imagination, the authors present a clear overview of today's human rights debate and prompt discussion about alternative models for the future. 'Splendid series of pocketable guides to issue politics...rigorously clear.' - The Guardian
Author: Liu Hainian
Publisher: Paths International Ltd
Category: Political Science
This major study systematically introduces the research on human rights theory, the construction of human right and human rights international communication since the founding of new China. The author summarizes the great achievement on human rights construction, and also gives some suggestion on the related aspects. It contains three parts: 1. General Issues, which discusses the definition of human rights, human rights theory and human rights development in China, it also analyses the scientific approaches to human rights. 2. Specific Issues, which incorporates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Covenants on Human Rights, the author discusses the Chinese constitution to analyze and expound economy, society, cultural right, civil rights, and political rights. 3. External Communications, which sees the author combine Human Rights Dialogue, reports and major speeches between China and foreign countries. It also includes findings from the author's original research.
Author: Linda Holeman
Eine Liebe, die alle Widerstände überwindet: Der opulente historische Bestseller-Roman »Smaragdvogel« von Linda Holeman jetzt als eBook bei dotbooks. Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Linny setzt alles daran, endlich ihrer dunklen Vergangenheit in den Straßen Liverpools entkommen zu können. Nach einer langen, beschwerlichen Reise gelangt sie schließlich nach Indien – das exotische Kalkutta hält für sie das Versprechen eines neuen Lebens bereit. Und tatsächlich: Schon bald scheinen all ihre Wünsche an der Seite des britischen Offiziers Somers wahr zu werden. Doch nach der Hochzeit begegnet er ihr nur noch mit kalter Pflichterfüllung. Mehr und mehr fühlt sich Linny in einem goldenen Käfig gefangen – bis sie in den Bergen Kaschmirs einem geheimnisvollen Fremden begegnet. Sie spürt, mit ihm könnte sie endlich die ersehnte Freiheit finden. Doch kaum sind Linny Flügel gewachsen, wollen andere sie wieder brechen ... Ein großartiges Epos vor der farbenprächtigen Kulisse Indiens im 19. Jahrhundert: Die bewegende Reise einer jungen Engländerin von Kalkutta zu den grünen Bergen Kaschmirs – im Kampf für ihre Liebe und ihre Freiheit. »Ein glanzvolles, zu Tränen rührendes Werk mit allen Qualitäten, die ein großer Bestseller braucht.« Bookseller Jetzt als eBook kaufen und genießen: Der internationale Bestseller »Smaragdvogel« von Linda Holeman – in der Tradition von »Shantaram« und des Welterfolgs »Palast der Winde«. Wer liest, hat mehr vom Leben: dotbooks – der eBook-Verlag.
Fighting with Right Intention
Author: Todd Burkhardt
Publisher: SUNY Press
Discusses how just war theory needs to be revised to better secure and respect human rights. Warfare in the twenty-first century presents significant challenges to the modern state. Serious questions have arisen about the use of drones, target selection, civilian exposure to harm, intervening for humanitarian reasons, and war as a means of forcing regime change. In Just War and Human Rights Todd Burkhardt argues that updating the laws of war and reforming just war theory is needed. A twenty-year veteran of the US Army, Burkhardt claims that war is impermissible unless it is engaged, fought, and concluded with right intention. A state must not only have a just cause and limit its war-making activity in order to vindicate the just cause, but it must also seek to vindicate its just cause in a way that yields a just and lasting peace. A just and lasting peace is motivated by the just war tenant of right intention and predicated on the realization of human rights. Therefore, human rights should not only dictate how a state treats its own people but also how a state treats the people of other countries, insulating them and protecting innocent civilians from the harms of war. “Todd Burkhardt, experienced American soldier and educator, has here crafted a clearly written and spirited book. It’s timely and practical—analyzing drone strikes and post-conflict dilemmas—yet also reflective and theoretical—arguing that the rule of ‘right intention’ deserves far more prominence in just war theory than it has recently been given. Above all, this is a readable and constructive call to reform the laws of armed conflict in light of human rights values, especially as understood through the lens of John Rawls’s theory of international justice. A welcome contribution to today’s philosophy of war.” — Brian Orend, author of The Morality of War, Second Edition
Author: Janet Hubbard-Brown
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Depicts the life and accomplishments of the Iranian lawyer and judge who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 for her work to improve the lives of Iranian women and children.
Author: Mary Robinson
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Category: Political Science
Few names are so closely connected with the cause of human rights as that of Mary Robinson. As former President of Ireland, she was ideally positioned for passionately and eloquently arguing the case for human rights around the world. Over five tumultuous years that included the tragic events of 9/11, she offered moral leadership and vision to the global human rights movement. This volume is a unique account in Robinson's own words of her campaigns as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. A Voice for Human Rights offers an edited collection of Robinson's public addresses, given between 1997 and 2002, when she served as High Commissioner. The book also provides the first in-depth account of the work of the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights. With a foreword by Kofi Annan and an afterword by Louise Arbour, the current High Commissioner for Human Rights, the book will be of interest to all concerned with international human rights, international relations, development, and politics.
Critical Thought at the Turn of the Century
Author: Costas Douzinas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The introduction of the Human Rights Act has led to an explosion in books on human rights, yet no sustained examination of their history and philosophy exists in the burgeoning literature. At the same time, while human rights have triumphed on the world stage as the ideology of postmodernity, our age has witnessed more violations of human rights than any previous, less enlightened one. This book fills the historical and theoretical gap and explores the powerful promises and disturbing paradoxes of human rights. Divided in two parts and fourteen chapters, the book offers first an alternative history of natural law, in which natural rights represent the eternal human struggle to resist domination and oppression and to fight for a society in which people are no longer degraded or despised. At the time of their birth, in the 18th century, and again in the popular uprisings of the last decade, human rights became the dominant critique of the conservatism of law. But the radical energy, symbolic value and apparently endless expansive potential of rights has led to their adoption both by governments wishing to justify their policies on moral grounds and by individuals fighting for the public recognition of private desires and has undermined their ends. Part Two examines the philosophical logic of rights. Rights, the most liberal of institutions, has been largely misunderstood by established political philosophy and jurisprudence as a result of their cognitive limitations and ethically impoverished views of the individual subject and of the social bond. The liberal approaches of Hobbes, Locke and Kant are juxtaposed to the classical critiques of the concept of human rights by Burke, Hegel and Marx. The philosophies of Heidegger, Strauss, Arendt and Sartre are used to deconstruct the concept of the (legal) subject. Semiotics and psychoanalysis help explore the catastrophic consequences of both universalists and cultural relativists when they become convinced about their correctness. Finally, through a consideration of the ethics of otherness, and with reference to recent human rights violations, it is argued that the end of human rights is to judge law and politics from a position of moral transcendence. This is a comprehensive historical and theoretical examination of the discourse and practice of human rights. Using examples from recent moral foreign policies in Iraq, Rwanda and Kosovo, Douzinas radically argues that the defensive and emancipatory role of human rights will come to an end if we do not re-invent their utopian ideal.
Fighting to End Africa's Worst Human Rights Crimes
Author: John Prendergast,Don Cheadle
Category: Political Science
Had Enough? Join activists, organizations, and celebrities to fight human rights crimes in Africa. Human rights activist John Prendergast and Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle bring us an empowering and hopeful new book, as they reveal the steps being taken by engaged citizens—"Upstanders"—famous and unknown, here and abroad, to combat genocide, rape, and child soldierdom in Africa, and show how you can be a part of the movement. Learn how a high school student in Chicago rallied fellow students all over his city to raise awareness of genocide... a former child soldier in Uganda formed a group of others like him to aid in reconciliation... and a mother and teacher gang-raped by soldiers in Congo found strength to help other survivors. John and Don present ways for you to form alliances, contact Congress, alert the media, enlist corporations, and use social media to become part of the solution. Featuring testimonies and interviews with: • Ben Affleck • Madeleine Albright • Emmanuelle Chriqui • Sheryl Crow • Ann Curry • Annie Duke • Dave Eggers • Mia Farrow • Ryan Gosling • Mariska Hargitay • Emile Hirsch • Iman • Angelina Jolie • Nicholas Kristof • Joel Madden • Nicole Richie • Martin Sheen • Robin Wright • As well as a number of members of Congress and many others making a difference From the Trade Paperback edition.
An Analysis of Human Rights in the Age of Technocracy
Author: Lisa Johnson
In writing Collectively Wrong, I have come to the conclusion that the concept of human rights should not exist and would not exist in a world that operated at the level of logic. After all, how is it logical that a species of human beings so alike in their individual make-up receives such disparate individual treatment? The truth is that the battle to create a level playing field in the fight for human rights is a battle that need not be fought at all in a world where each individual human being is operating at the level of logic where truth resides. This book attempts to tackle the issue of human rights at the level of reality and truth. Operating at the level of reality and truth is becoming increasingly difficult in world that has been set up for success based on man-made belief systems like competition and hierarchy because at the core of competitive systems fighting for supremacy (whether is be an individual, a business or a country) is the idea that we must keep our strategies close to the cuff for fear that if we give them away we lose our competitive edge. The end result of this conditioning is that we are now operating in systems that require more and more deception and secrecy for their survival. The winners take all in these systems and the winners are the ones who can play the system best. Unfortunately, the people who play the systems best are rarely, if ever, the best people. More often than not, they are narcissistic, cutthroat and unaware human tools playing a game they make it their life's goal to win. That is what happens when you pit human being against human being in systems built on foundations of competition and nationalism rather than cooperation and teamwork. A winner in these man-made systems is unable to view him/herself as a conscious individual able to nurture their humanity within, much less view anyone else that way. If they were to view themselves and others that way, they would surely lose their competitive edge and be tossed aside to make way for someone else who is willing to forego truth in favor of winning the game. As counter-intuitive as it may sound, the concept of "fighting for human rights" serves the interests of the power structure. How can people ever come together when engaged in a fight? The war on drugs. The war on terror. Religion's war for our souls. They are all just different versions of the us vs. them competitive mentality that has plagued mankind since its inception. Jesus has a central role in this book because his was the voice of truth. As the voices of truth are becoming louder and louder in our present day and the numbers of people speaking it are increasing exponentially, the power hierarchies around the world are employing the strategies of the mob to silence them. They are killing the messengers, arresting the truth tellers and harassing the non-conformists. Technology is working in their favor and my fear is that many truth tellers like Jesus will have to make very difficult decisions in favor of retaining their consciousness of truth in a world that is upside down as a result of believing that secrecy and deception will rescue it when the opposite is true. It is leading to its destruction.