Human Rights in the UK Supreme Court
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All Rights Reserved: A New YA Science Fiction Book (Word$)
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The Disability Rights Movement: From Charity to Confrontation
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Universal Human Rights and Extraterritorial Obligations by Mark Gibney , Sigrun Skogly
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Overview: Globalization challenges fundamental principles governing international law, especially with respect to state sovereignty and international relations. This transformation has had a significant impact on the practice of trade law, financial regulation, and environmental law but relatively little effect on one area of law and regulation: human rights.
Universal Human Rights and Extraterritorial Obligations examines both the international and domestic foundations of human rights law. What other contemporary human rights debates have almost totally ignored is that in an increasingly interdependent world-where public and private international actors have great influence on the lives of individuals everywhere-it is insufficient to assess only the record of domestic governments in human rights. It is equally important to assess the effect of actions taken by intergovernmental organizations, international private entities, and foreign states.
From this standpoint, contributors to this book address how states’ actions or omissions may affect the prospects of individuals in foreign states and asks important questions: To what extent do agricultural policies of rich countries influence the right to food in poorer countries? How do decisions to screen asylum seekers outside state borders affect refugee rights? How does cooperation among different states in the "war on terror" influence individuals’ rights to be free from torture? This volume presents a brief for a more complex and updated approach to the protection of human rights worldwide.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
Armed in America: A History of Gun Rights From Colonial Militias to Concealed Carry [Audiobook]
What Is the Women’s Rights Movement? (What was…) by Deborah Hopkins
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Overview: The story of Girl Power! Learn about the remarkable women who changed US history.
From Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Gloria Steinem and Hillary Clinton, women throughout US history have fought for equality. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, women were demanding the right to vote. During the 1960s, equal rights and opportunities for women–both at home and in the workplace–were pushed even further. And in the more recent past, Women’s Marches have taken place across the world. Celebrate how far women have come with this inspiring read!
Genre: Nonfiction > Biography | Children
Dignity, Rank, and Rights (The Berkeley Tanner Lectures)
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From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality by Michael J. Klarman
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Overview: A monumental investigation of the Supreme Court’s rulings on race, From Jim Crow To Civil Rights spells out in compelling detail the political and social context within which the Supreme Court Justices operate and the consequences of their decisions for American race relations. In a highly provocative interpretation of the decision’s connection to the civil rights movement, Klarman argues that Brown was more important for mobilizing southern white opposition to racial change than for encouraging direct-action protest. Brown unquestioningly had a significant impact–it brought race issues to public attention and it mobilized supporters of the ruling. It also, however, energized the opposition. In this authoritative account of constitutional law concerning race, Michael Klarman details, in the richest and most thorough discussion to date, how and whether Supreme Court decisions do, in fact, matter.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction via David DeGrazia
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Overview: Do animals have ethical rights? If so, what does this imply? What kinds of psychological lives do animals have, and the way must we perceive welfare?
By presenting fashions for figuring out animals’ ethical standing and rights, and inspecting their psychological lives and welfare, David DeGrazia explores the consequences for a way we must deal with animals in reference to our nutrition, zoos, and analysis. Animal Rights distinguishes itself via combining highbrow rigour with accessibility, providing a definite ethical voice with a non-polemical tone.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General