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Effective Strategies for Protecting Human Rights

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ISBN13: 9780754622017
ISBN: 0754622010
Published: April 2004
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This text brings together the experiences of a diverse range of leading human rights advocates and activists to demonstrate strategies for protecting human rights. The book identifies strategic problems and approaches and offers a range of strategies for sanctioning human rights offenders and for inhibiting the behaviour of those who might otherwise engage in such activities. The contributors include Noam Chomsky, Justice Richard Goldstone of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and David Rawson, United States Ambassador to Rwanda during the tragic genocide.;Those who work in the disparate field of human rights increasingly understand the need to see the system strategically rather than piecemeal. This volume captures their insights and looks at both private and public actors, including the uses and limitations of international fora to prosecute violations. The focus is expanded to include private actions because political issues too often interfere with enforcement of human rights laws - allowing violators to hide behind the unwillingness of national governments to take action.

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Human rights as a strategic system, David Barnhizer; human rights priorities and responsibilities for citizens, Noam Chomsky; torture in the United States - connecting international human rights standards to abuse in American prisons, Bonnie Kerness; tactical innovations for human rights, Douglas A. Johnson and Kate Kelsch; the Bureau des Advocats Internationaux - a victim-centred approach, Brian Concannon Jr; toward a more responsive sovereignty - confronting human rights violations through national reconstruction, Jennifer Moore; protecting civilians in conflict and post-conflict, Kate Robertson; babe politics and the victim subject - negotiating agency in women's human rights, Ratna Kapur; human rights and the future of international politics - ""realism"" and global humanism, Robert Charlick; a different look at sovereignty, Anthony D'Amato; international jurisdiction and prosecutorial crimes, Richard J. Goldstone; coping with chaos while acting justly - lessons from Rwanda, David Rawson; the United States approach to international human rights law, David Weissbrodt; prosecuting violations of human rights in US courts - a primer for the Justice Department on the Convention against Torture, William J. Aceves; why the International Criminal Court should have jurisdiction over contemporary forms of slavery, James G. Wilson; will history repeat itself? - case studies of systemic constraints on defence counsel in historic international war crimes trials and the need for resource parity, Richard J. Wilson; the (al)lure of the genocide trial - justice, reconciliation and the reconstruction in Rwanda, Mark Drumbl; the rights of indigenous peoples to a healthy environment and use of natural resources under international human rights law, Bradford C. Mank; civil remedies for gross human rights violations, Michael Ratner; holding multinational corporations accountable for human and environmental rights abuses, Richard Herz.