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The Role of the Nation-state in the 21st Century

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ISBN13: 9789041111418
ISBN: 9041111417
Published: December 1998
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
Price: £211.00

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This collection of essays, contributed by his friends, pays tribute to the work of Peter R. Baehr, whose impressive career spans some 40 years of activity devoted to the cause of human rights. Although human rights remains the leitmotiv of Professor Baehr's career, the themes explored in this collection, the role of the nation-state in the 21st century, international organizations and foreign policy, are a reflection of the versatility of his work and the range of his interests. This volume thus offers the reader a collection of essays by a wide range of international experts on both the theory and the practice of human rights within the context of the nation-state of the 21st century.

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Human Rights. Human Rights and the Challenge of Relevance: The Case of Collective Rights; A.A. An-Na'im. `Positive Obligations' Implied in the European Convention on Human Rights: Are the States Still the `Masters' of the Convention? P. van Dijk. The United States' Reservations to the ICCPR; International Law versus God's Own Constitution; W. van Genugten. International Human Rights Obligations for Companies and Domestic Courts: An Unlikely Combination? F. van Hoof. `History Stalks Before it Strikes': Tightened Identity and the Right to Self-Determination; R.E. Howard. The Challenging Struggle for Fundamental Social Rights; T. Jaspers. Out of Control. State Responsibility and Human Rights: Will the ILC's Definition of the `Act of State' meet the Challenges of the 21st Century? R. Lawson. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and Women, with Particular Reference to Violence; C. Medina. Migrant Workers as a `New' Minority. Sociological and Legal Definition of Minority; A. Michalska. The New Trend Towards Re-Politicising Human Rights; M. Nowak. The Rights of the Child; J. Smith. Non-State Entities and Human Rights within the Context of Nation-State in the 21st Century; D. Weissbrodt. Combating Organised Crime in the Netherlands -- The Ramola Case; H. Werdmolder. Turkey and the European Convention on Human Rights; L. Zwaak. The Nation-State, Human Rights and International Organisations. The Human Rights Committee's Concluding Observations; I. Boerefijn. United Nations Strategies to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination; A Sobering but not Hopeless Balance-Sheet; T. van Boven. Human Rights and International Security: United Nations Field Operations Redux; D.P. Forsythe. NGOs and Democratic Process in International Organisations; L. Gordenker. Intergovernmental Organisations, the Nation-State and Minority Protection; Possibilities and Obstacles for the 21st Century; J. Herman. Peace Operations: New Opportunities for the United Nations to Promote and Protect Human Rights in the 21st Century; H. Hey. The Challenge of Intervention on Behalf of Democracy; H. Leurdijk. Sovereignty versus Human Rights? A Tale of UN Security Council Resolution 688 (1991) on the Protection of the Kurdish People; N. Schrijver. Some Reflections on Human Rights and International Organisations; M. van der Stoel. The Nation-State, Foreign Policy and Human Rights. What Sovereignty was Transferred to the Republic of Indonesia? H. Burgers. The Netherlands, the European Union and the Protection of Human Rights; M.C. Castermans-Holleman. Human Rights, Globalisation, and the State; J. Donnelly. Democracy and Foreign Policy: The Incompatibility Thesis Revisited; P. Everts. Human Rights Violations: A Threat to International Peace and Security; F. Grunfeld. How Realistic is the Realist's Position on Human Rights? A. van Staden. The Predictability of Foreign Policies: The British EMU Policy; F.N. Stokman, R. Thomson. Peace Operations - Some Lessons for the Future