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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
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Human Rights in Crisis

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Edited by: Alice Bullard

ISBN13: 9780754670285
Published: April 2008
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00

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This volume expands our understanding of the pursuit of human rights during the era of the War on Terror. The threat to human rights both in the United States and among detainees in US-governed detention facilities created a widely perceived crisis in human rights. This text explores the broad and complicated ramifications of crisis by looking comparatively at societies in the present era and looking back at the historical and legal foundations of human rights. Human Rights in Crisis contains an element of hope derived from a conviction that the pursuit of human rights happens on many fronts and in many ways around the globe; that a retreat from human rights in the United States does not necessarily signal a global retreat. The essays here include perspectives from History, Anthropology, and Legal Studies, with a resulting interdisciplinary portrait of the complexities of pursuing human rights in wartime.

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Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Human rights law, executive powers and torture in the post 9/11 era
Human rights advocates in the post 9/11 era
the body counts
International human rights law
Women's human rights in the 21st century
The Center for Justice and Accountability
Human trafficking and migration
Doctors without borders and the moral economy of pharmaceuticals
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