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The Birth Of The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights, Michael Cooper Sep 1998

The Birth Of The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights, Michael Cooper

Michael D. Cooper, Esq.

This short article, written for an audience of U.S. based social science teachers, reviews the historical circumstances surrounding the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which the United Nations General Assembly adopted on December 10, 1948. The narrative focuses attention on the negotiating process and, in particular, Eleanor Roosevelt’s role as Chair of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, which drafted the landmark document.


Abortion And Women's Legal Personhood In Germany: A Contribution To The Feminist Theory Of The State, D. A. Jeremy Telman Jan 1998

Abortion And Women's Legal Personhood In Germany: A Contribution To The Feminist Theory Of The State, D. A. Jeremy Telman

D. A. Jeremy Telman

This article looks at abortion regulation in Germany in the context of the full range of laws through which the state specifies the status of women as legal persons. Reviewing Germany's most important abortion law decisions in 1975 and 1993, the article contends that while the Constitutional Court struck a balance between the East German legacy of reproductive freedom and West Germany's robust protections of the right to life, it did so by undermining the legal structures that had facilitated full civil, economic and political equality for women in East Germany through legal regimes geared towards protecting women's reproductive autonomy.


Massachusetts Criminal Practice, 2nd, Daniel Kanstroom, Eric Blumenson, Stanley Fisher Dec 1997

Massachusetts Criminal Practice, 2nd, Daniel Kanstroom, Eric Blumenson, Stanley Fisher

Daniel Kanstroom

No abstract provided.


Towards A Revolutionised Working Life: The Information Society And The Transforma¬Tion Of The Workplace, Reinhold Fahlbeck Dec 1997

Towards A Revolutionised Working Life: The Information Society And The Transforma¬Tion Of The Workplace, Reinhold Fahlbeck

Reinhold Fahlbeck

No abstract provided.


Cleaning Our Own House : "Exotic" And Familiar Human Rights Violations, Hope Lewis, Isabelle Gunning Dec 1997

Cleaning Our Own House : "Exotic" And Familiar Human Rights Violations, Hope Lewis, Isabelle Gunning

Hope Lewis

Women's human rights activism in the United States tend to highlight human rights violations of women outside the U.S., or on women from other cultures who enter the U.S. as immigrants or asylum-seekers, while ignoring internal human rights abuses. This Article focuses on the events surrounding a recent U.S. gender asylum case involving Fauziya Kassindja, a young asylee from Togo, in an attempt to demonstrate the irony of American complacency about the status of the United States as a haven for the protection of human rights. Ms. Kassindja, and other immigrants and asylum-seekers, were subjected to degradation and abuse--in the …


Flexibilisation Of Working Life: Potentials And Challenges For Labour Law. An International Analysis, Reinhold Fahlbeck Dec 1997

Flexibilisation Of Working Life: Potentials And Challenges For Labour Law. An International Analysis, Reinhold Fahlbeck

Reinhold Fahlbeck

No abstract provided.


Review Essay On Nathan Brown, The Rule Of Law In The Arab World, Anthony Chase Dec 1997

Review Essay On Nathan Brown, The Rule Of Law In The Arab World, Anthony Chase

Anthony Chase

No abstract provided.


Global Intersections : Critical Race Feminist Human Rights And Inter/National Black Women, Hope Lewis Dec 1997

Global Intersections : Critical Race Feminist Human Rights And Inter/National Black Women, Hope Lewis

Hope Lewis

Although there have been great strides in feminist human rights efforts in developing methods to prevent domestic violence and other forms of "private" violence against women, feminists still have far to go. For instance, feminists have only recently begun to acknowledge that physical, social, and economic violence against women, especially poor women of color, is perpetuated in part by top-down globalization. This Article demonstrates how Critical Race Feminist analysis, a set of approaches to legal scholarship rooted in feminist and anti-racist critical traditions, reconceptualizes the human rights problems facing Black women who migrate between the United States and Jamaica. Like …


Unionism In Japan: Declining Or Not?, Reinhold Fahlbeck Dec 1997

Unionism In Japan: Declining Or Not?, Reinhold Fahlbeck

Reinhold Fahlbeck

No abstract provided.


Normative Framework Of International Humanitarian Law: Overlaps, Gaps, And Ambiguities, M. Bassiouni Dec 1997

Normative Framework Of International Humanitarian Law: Overlaps, Gaps, And Ambiguities, M. Bassiouni

M. Cherif Bassiouni

No abstract provided.


Dalla Simbologia Giuridica A Una Filosofia Giuridica E Politica Simbolica ? Ovvero Il Diritto E I Sensi, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Dec 1997

Dalla Simbologia Giuridica A Una Filosofia Giuridica E Politica Simbolica ? Ovvero Il Diritto E I Sensi, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

La prima conseguenza della nostra cultura giuridica dell'audizione che è anche cultura dell'oralità, del discorso e della scrittura (di tutto ciò che serve per parlare e fissare quello che può essere detto) è la volontaria atrofia degli altri sensi: il tatto, il gusto, l'olfatto e la vista. Il Diritto quasi non tocca le cose. Le concepisce mentalmente, le dice, però, anche se con i guanti deve toccare il corpo del delitto.


Constitutional Structure As A Limitation On The Scope Of The "Law Of Nations" In The Alien Tort Claims Act, Donald J. Kochan Dec 1997

Constitutional Structure As A Limitation On The Scope Of The "Law Of Nations" In The Alien Tort Claims Act, Donald J. Kochan

Donald J. Kochan

Jurisdiction matters. Outside of the set of jurisdictional constraints, the judiciary is at sea; it poses a threat to the separation of powers and risks becoming a dangerous and domineering branch. Jurisdictional limitations serve a particularly important function when the judiciary is dealing with issues of international law. Since much of international law concerns foreign relations, the province of the executive and, in part, the legislature, the danger that the judiciary will act in a policy-making role or will frustrate the functions of the political branches is especially great. The Framers of the Constitution were particularly concerned with constructing a …


Nationality And Internationality In International Humanitarian Law, Bartram Brown Dec 1997

Nationality And Internationality In International Humanitarian Law, Bartram Brown

Bartram Brown

No abstract provided.