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1990

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Just Deserts For Juveniles: Punishment V. Treatment And The Difference It Makes, Barry Feld Jan 1990

Just Deserts For Juveniles: Punishment V. Treatment And The Difference It Makes, Barry Feld

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Major Developments In 1990 At The Un Commission On Human Rights, Reed Brody, Penny Parker, David Weissbrodt Jan 1990

Major Developments In 1990 At The Un Commission On Human Rights, Reed Brody, Penny Parker, David Weissbrodt

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The forty-sixth session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights met from 29 January to 9 March 1990. It was the first meeting of the Com- mission following the democratic changes in Central Europe, the suppression of the pro-democracy movement in China, and the US invasion of Panama. The Commission also met after the General Assembly had called for an enlargement of its membership to remedy the under-representation of third world countries, while asking the Commission to study ways of making its work more effective.


Comparative Criminal Justice As A Guide To American Law Reform: How Do The French Do It, How Can We Find Out, And Why Should We Care?, Richard Frase Jan 1990

Comparative Criminal Justice As A Guide To American Law Reform: How Do The French Do It, How Can We Find Out, And Why Should We Care?, Richard Frase

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In the 1970s and early 1980s, legal academics hotly debated the possibility of basing American law reforms on continental procedures, but this voluminous literature produced few conclusions and virtually no sustained research and reform efforts. In this Article, Professor Frase argues that this stalemate was largely due to the fact that the continental procedures most often proposed for borrowing were actually the least feasible transplants, whereas other, more modest possibilities were overlooked or misunderstood. To identify the latter, future researchers must analyze foreign systems comprehensively, in practice as well as in theory, and must subject domestic systems to equally comprehensive ...


The United States-Dakota War Trials: A Study In Military Injustice, Carol Chomsky Jan 1990

The United States-Dakota War Trials: A Study In Military Injustice, Carol Chomsky

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Between September 28 and November 3, 1862, in southwestern Minnesota, nearly four hundred Dakota 1 men were tried for murder, rape, and robbery. All but seventy were convicted, and 303 of these were condemned to die. 2 After an official review of the trials, the sentences of thirty-eight were confirmed and, on December 26, 1862, these thirty-eight were hanged in Mankato, Minnesota, in the largest mass execution in American history. On November 11, 1865, after three additional trials, two more Dakota followed them to the gallows.


The 41st Session Of The Un Sub-Commission On Prevention Of Discrimination And Protection Of Minorities, Robin M. Maher, David Weissbrodt Jan 1990

The 41st Session Of The Un Sub-Commission On Prevention Of Discrimination And Protection Of Minorities, Robin M. Maher, David Weissbrodt

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The forty-first session ofthe Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities (hereinafter the Sub-Commission) met in August 1989 to address a number of human rights situations that had come to worldwide attention since 1988. The session followed the bloody suppres- sion of demonstrations in the People's Republic of China, a rash of bombings and political assassinations in Colombia, and the use of chemical weapons against unarmed civilians in Iraq. Moreover, unusual political pressures from a variety of sources played an important role. As the Sub-Commission de- bated its first resolution on a country which holds a permanent ...


Principles Against Executions, David Weissbrodt, Terri Rosen Jan 1990

Principles Against Executions, David Weissbrodt, Terri Rosen

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The right to be free from extra-legal, arbitrary, or summary ex- ecutions is recognized in a number of international human rights in- struments. Such killings violate article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,' which provides that "every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shall be protected by law. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life."