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The Power And Pathologies Of Language: How Human Rights Messaging Can Also Affect Support For Violent Non-State Actors, Alexandra Haines, Michele Leiby, Matthew Krain Nov 2017

The Power And Pathologies Of Language: How Human Rights Messaging Can Also Affect Support For Violent Non-State Actors, Alexandra Haines, Michele Leiby, Matthew Krain

Conference: The Social Practice of Human Rights

Are framing strategies that are effective at encouraging pro-social behavior such as participation in human rights campaigns also effective at mobilizing support for “anti-social” and violent causes? Using an experimental research design, we seek to understand under what conditions individuals will express support for retributive violent action.

We hypothesize that a personal story of victimization, wherein the humanity and vulnerability of the victim and the intensity of the violence suffered are described in vivid detail, will be necessary and sufficient to cause the audience to express support for the victim’s subsequent participation in organized, retaliatory violence. We expect that ...


Policy Briefing: Addressing Migrant Bodies On Europe’S Southern Frontier. An Agenda For Research And Practice, Simon Robins, Iosif Kovras, Anna Vallianatou Jan 2014

Policy Briefing: Addressing Migrant Bodies On Europe’S Southern Frontier. An Agenda For Research And Practice, Simon Robins, Iosif Kovras, Anna Vallianatou

Iosif Kovras

In recent years thousands of undocumented migrants have died in shipwrecks at the coasts of Greece, Spain and Italy in their effort to enter the EU. This brief draws on field research on the Greek island of Lesbos, one of the key entry points of migrants to the EU that has seen repeated incidents of deadly shipwrecks. The note underlines the gaps and flaws in the policies pursued by local, national and EU authorities. Research shows that although several local agencies engage with the problem, none assumes responsibility. It reveals the absence of any provision for identification of victims or ...


Migration And Disaster-Induced Displacement: European Policy, Practice, And Perspective, Michael D. Cooper Oct 2012

Migration And Disaster-Induced Displacement: European Policy, Practice, And Perspective, Michael D. Cooper

Michael D. Cooper, Esq.

Over the last decade, a series of devastating natural disasters have killed hundreds of thousands of people, displaced millions, and decimated the built environment across wide regions, shocking the public imagination and garnering unprecedented financial support for humanitarian relief efforts. Some suggest that disaster migration must be supported by the international community, first as an adaption strategy in response to climate-change, and second, as a matter of international protection. This study surveys the current state of law as it relates to persons displaced by natural disaster, with a specific focus on the 27 member states of the European Union plus ...


Radiography To The Chilean Human Rights Institution: Between Law And Politics, Sergio Verdugo Sverdugor@Udd.Cl, José Francisco Garía Jul 2012

Radiography To The Chilean Human Rights Institution: Between Law And Politics, Sergio Verdugo Sverdugor@Udd.Cl, José Francisco Garía

Sergio Verdugo R.

The article examines the fundamental recommendations for the national human rights institutions (NHRI) to function with proper autonomy against the state and, also, against NGOs that try to capture the commission´s agenda. The authors analyse the institutional design of the Chilean Human Rights Institution (INDH) and evaluates the profile and the nomination process of its membership. The paper provides evidence that demonstrates that the INDH´s research agenda is associated with a partial political view. Then, the authors suggest certain changes to strengthen the independence of the INDH.


Two Faces Of Media While Covering Human Right Activities In India, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr Apr 2011

Two Faces Of Media While Covering Human Right Activities In India, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr

Ratnesh Dwivedi

The situation of human rights in India is a complex one, as a result of the country's large size and tremendous diversity, its status as a developing country and a sovereign, secular, democratic republic, and its history as a former colonial territory. The Constitution of India provides for Fundamental rights, which include freedom of religion. Clauses also provide for Freedom of Speech, as well as separation of executive and judiciary and freedom of movement within the country and abroad. In its report on human rights in India during 2010, Human Rights Watch stated India had "significant human rights problems ...


United Nations Tribunals And Complicity In Human Rights Violations: The Assassination Of Zoran Djindjic, Editor Mar 2003

United Nations Tribunals And Complicity In Human Rights Violations: The Assassination Of Zoran Djindjic, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article presents a hypothesis of untoward consequences through the reification of human rights.


Obedience To Authority As Obedience To Authority: Current Perspectives On The Milgram Paradigm, Editor Jan 2003

Obedience To Authority As Obedience To Authority: Current Perspectives On The Milgram Paradigm, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article considers political implications of the Milgram obedience studies and of how these studies have fared in professional and lay discourse. A point of departure for the article is a volume edited by Thomas Blass on the studies.


21st-Century Crusades And Demonizing Islam: Commentary On Inderfuth, Editor Sep 2001

21st-Century Crusades And Demonizing Islam: Commentary On Inderfuth, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article comments on public discourse transmitted through Western-financed mass media that attempts to demonize variants of Islam--e.g., that of the Taliban.


Counter-Intelligence On Espionage In The People's Republic Of China, Editor Aug 2001

Counter-Intelligence On Espionage In The People's Republic Of China, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article analyzes the consensual Western perception that many allegations of espionage made by the government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) are violations of universal human rights.


Trends. Colombian Rebels And Elite Interests: Rights And Wrongs On Human Rights, Editor Jul 2001

Trends. Colombian Rebels And Elite Interests: Rights And Wrongs On Human Rights, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses and analyzes the reactions of elites to rebel actions (e.g., human rights violations, other violent actions) in Colombia.


Trends. Licit And Illicit Human Trafficking: The Ultimate Violation Of Human Rights, Editor Jul 2000

Trends. Licit And Illicit Human Trafficking: The Ultimate Violation Of Human Rights, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses human trafficking for economic reasons and its context.


A Future Of Human And Civil Rights In Zimbabwe: Ideology And Outcome Research, Editor Jun 2000

A Future Of Human And Civil Rights In Zimbabwe: Ideology And Outcome Research, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes two common approaches to achieving human and civil rights and what may be needed to select among these and other approaches.


Trends. Counterterrorist And Human Rights Logic And Illogic, Editor Jun 2000

Trends. Counterterrorist And Human Rights Logic And Illogic, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses and evaluates Human Rights Watch's critique of the United States Commission on Terrorism and its decision to lift restrictions on the Central Intelligence Agency to recruit foreign informants who have been involved in serious human rights abuses.


Trends. The People's Republic Of China And Permanent Normal Trading Relations: A Run-Up And Aftermath Of More Smoke Than Fire?, Editor May 2000

Trends. The People's Republic Of China And Permanent Normal Trading Relations: A Run-Up And Aftermath Of More Smoke Than Fire?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the vote of the United States (US) House of Representatives to approve permanent normal trading relations (PTNR) with the People's Republic of China (PRC). Human rights violations are discussed.


Psychological Pathways To Minimizing Human Rights Violations Against Children, Editor Feb 2000

Psychological Pathways To Minimizing Human Rights Violations Against Children, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies several psychological pathways that governments and human rights organizations can employ to minimize human rights violations against children.


The Professional Academic And Hubris: The Case Of Yongyi Song, Editor Jan 2000

The Professional Academic And Hubris: The Case Of Yongyi Song, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes a reification of academic activities in a world where there may be many kings. This reification is often employed as a vehicle to support human and civil rights initiatives. Unfortunately, this vehicle may mitigate against such rights.


Trends. The Political Psychology Of Expansion Of Labor Rights For Illegal Immigrants, Editor Oct 1999

Trends. The Political Psychology Of Expansion Of Labor Rights For Illegal Immigrants, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article discusses the EEOC's recent decision to extend various anti-discrimination rights to illegal immigrants.


Violating Human Rights To Support Human Rights: A Final Legacy Of Pinochet?, Editor Oct 1999

Violating Human Rights To Support Human Rights: A Final Legacy Of Pinochet?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article analyzes the human rights implications of the recent legal decision that General Augusto Pinochet can be extradited to Spain to stand trial on torture and conspiracy charges.


Trends. Timorous In East Timor, Editor Sep 1999

Trends. Timorous In East Timor, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article discusses the attacks, by analysts, on Western powers for not having anticipated that significant atrocities would occur in East Timor if the recent referendum clearly reflected support for East Timor's independence from Indonesia.


The "As Ifs" Of Domestic Political Opposition To The Government Of The People's Republic Of China, Editor Jul 1999

The "As Ifs" Of Domestic Political Opposition To The Government Of The People's Republic Of China, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes a class of strategies that has long been instrumental in opposing the political power of others towards oneself. Domestic political opposition towards the People's Republic of China is used as an example.


Trends. Human Rights And Military Conflict: Numerology Versus Quantitative Analysis, Editor May 1999

Trends. Human Rights And Military Conflict: Numerology Versus Quantitative Analysis, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

the author discusses a journalist's comments on the United Nations Human Rights Commission vote to take no action on a human rights censure motion against the People's Republic of China.


The Politics Of Credibility: Stories And The Fate Of Storytellers In Contexts Of Human Rights Violations Oct 1998

The Politics Of Credibility: Stories And The Fate Of Storytellers In Contexts Of Human Rights Violations

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article highlights the contrast between the expectations about accurate and truthful memory of political officials and the scientific psychology of memory and narrative in the assessment of alleged human rights victims.


Trends. Declarations On Civil Rights, Freedom, And Social Justice: Chinese Sophistry And Sophistication, Editor Oct 1998

Trends. Declarations On Civil Rights, Freedom, And Social Justice: Chinese Sophistry And Sophistication, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses Chinese human rights advocates who have initiated the circulation of documents in regards to civil rights and social justice in the People's Republic of China.


Cuba: The Massacre Of The Tugboat And The Message In Fatima, Lael Varella Jul 1998

Cuba: The Massacre Of The Tugboat And The Message In Fatima, Lael Varella

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article was written by Lael Varella. Mr. Varella is a third-term federal delegate to the Brazilian Congress and a member of the present government's parliamentary coalition. He is one of the most active and energetic of Brazilian congressmen and is especially known for his speeches about international politics, education, and the social and psychological problems of youth. As well, he is an ardent defender of private property, advocate of individual free


Trends. Humane And Inhumane Rights: President Clinton's Trip To China, Editor Jul 1998

Trends. Humane And Inhumane Rights: President Clinton's Trip To China, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The editor discusses President Clinton's performance in China as one that variously exacerbated, paid lip service to, discounted, and/or ignored the human rights violations of his hosts.


Trends. U.S. Foreign Policy And The People's Republic Of China: A Behaviorist Perspective, Editor Jun 1998

Trends. U.S. Foreign Policy And The People's Republic Of China: A Behaviorist Perspective, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Re-posted from November 8, 1998 [IBPP, Vol. 1, No. 2] in the context of the most current controversies in United States (US)-People's Republic of China (PRC) relations, the editor discusses foreign policy as it relates to China through the lens of behavioral psychology.


Trends. Black, White, And Shades Of Grey: A Perspective On Kosovo, Editor Mar 1998

Trends. Black, White, And Shades Of Grey: A Perspective On Kosovo, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the brutal crackdowns by Serbian police and paramilitary forces against individuals of Albanian ethnicity in Kosovo province.


Trends. Human Rights And Mental Health: What Happens When The Right Are Wrong?, Editor Nov 1997

Trends. Human Rights And Mental Health: What Happens When The Right Are Wrong?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

In this analysis the author discusses the moral and ethical criteria of those who seek to prevent human rights violations.


Inconsistency As Consistency: An Optimal Policy For Human Rights Oct 1997

Inconsistency As Consistency: An Optimal Policy For Human Rights

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article contrasts two common cognitive approaches employed by United States (US) politicians in furthering human rights throughout the world.