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Holocaust Restitution: Perpectives On The Litigation And Its Legacy, Michael Bazyler, Roger Alford Dec 2005

Holocaust Restitution: Perpectives On The Litigation And Its Legacy, Michael Bazyler, Roger Alford

Michael Bazyler

No abstract provided.


Heights Of Justice (Introduction And Front Matter), Lawrence A. Cunningham Dec 2005

Heights Of Justice (Introduction And Front Matter), Lawrence A. Cunningham

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

In this pioneering book, Boston College Law School’s Academic Dean, Lawrence Cunningham, arranges selected contributions of his faculty’s scholarship into a meditation upon justice. The book weaves a combination of theory and practice to articulate moral and ethical values that facilitate rational application of law. It envisions legal arrangements imbued with commitments of the Jesuit tradition, including the dignity of persons, the common good and compassion for the poor. This reflective collection of inquiry evokes a signature motif of the BC Law faculty in dozens of different legal subjects. Materials downloadable from this abstract consist of: Table of Contents, Acknowledgements, …


Reinvigorating First Year Criminal Law: Integrating Mental Disability Issues Into The Criminal Law Course, Linda C. Fentiman Dec 2005

Reinvigorating First Year Criminal Law: Integrating Mental Disability Issues Into The Criminal Law Course, Linda C. Fentiman

ExpressO

This article explores how mental disability issues can be incorporated into a traditional criminal law class, in order to enrich student understanding of both mental disability law and criminal law doctrine. The intersection of mental disability with the doctrinal aspects of criminal law can be broken into five major categories: 1) the justifications for punishment; 2) the definition of crime in general, e.g., the requirements of a voluntary act, mens rea, and causation; 3) the definition of particular crimes, such as murder, manslaughter, rape, and burglary; 4) defenses to crime, including mistake of law and of fact, as well as …


Report Of The 1st National Consultation On International Criminal Court & India, Saumya Uma Dec 2005

Report Of The 1st National Consultation On International Criminal Court & India, Saumya Uma

Saumya Uma

This publication contains a detailed report of each session of the 1st National Consultation on the ICC & India, held in Delhi on 8-9 December 2005.


David P. Forsythe On Non-State Actors And Human Rights. Edited By Philip Alston. Oxford, Uk: Oxford University Press, 2005. 350pp., David P. Forsythe Dec 2005

David P. Forsythe On Non-State Actors And Human Rights. Edited By Philip Alston. Oxford, Uk: Oxford University Press, 2005. 350pp., David P. Forsythe

Human Rights & Human Welfare

No abstract provided.


Lifting Our Veil Of Ignorance: Culture, Constitutionalism, And Women's Human Rights In Post-September 11 America, Catherine Powell Dec 2005

Lifting Our Veil Of Ignorance: Culture, Constitutionalism, And Women's Human Rights In Post-September 11 America, Catherine Powell

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

While we live in an Age of Rights, culture continues to be a major challenge to the human rights project. During the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in the 1940s and during the Cold War era, the periodic disputes that erupted over civil and political rights in contrast to economic, social and cultural rights could be read either explicitly or implicitly as a cultural debate.

Gender has figured prominently in this perceived culture clash, for example, with the Bush administration's use of Afghan women as cultural icons in need of liberation--a claim that helped justify the …


Restorative Justice, Slavery And The American Soul, A Policy-Oriented Approach To The Question Of Slavery Reparations By The United States, Michael F. Blevins Nov 2005

Restorative Justice, Slavery And The American Soul, A Policy-Oriented Approach To The Question Of Slavery Reparations By The United States, Michael F. Blevins

ExpressO

This LL.M. Intercultural Human Rights thesis (May, 2005), awarded the best student paper prize for 2005 by the Institute of Policy Sciences at Yale University (in October, 2005), after analysing past and curent issues regarding the culture wars controversy of "reparations", proposes a specific process for establishing Truth and Reconciliation regarding the legacy of slavery in the United States. The proposal recommends commissions in each Federal judicial district under the supervision of a U.S. Slavery Justice and Reconciliation Commission (USSJRC), calling for "America's 21st Century Contract with Africa and African-Americans".


Mara Salvatrucha (Ms-13) And Ley Anti Mara: El Salvador's Struggle To Reclaim Social Order, Juan J. Fogelbach Nov 2005

Mara Salvatrucha (Ms-13) And Ley Anti Mara: El Salvador's Struggle To Reclaim Social Order, Juan J. Fogelbach

San Diego International Law Journal

MS-13 poses a threat to both Salvadorians and Americans. It is a gang that must be cooperatively contained; it will not be controlled by a simplistic burden-shifting policy that leaves El Salvador, a developing country, to unilaterally deal with the problem. This paper will argue that: (1) the deportation of gang members, which results in the arbitrary deaths of thousands of innocent Salvadorians who have no legal recourse amounts to a grave violation of human rights; (2) deportation of gang members to a society where they are likely to be killed by vigilante death squads, or in prison fires and …


Introducing Discipline: Anthropology And Human Rights Administrations, Iris Jean-Klein, Annelise Riles Nov 2005

Introducing Discipline: Anthropology And Human Rights Administrations, Iris Jean-Klein, Annelise Riles

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

Anthropologists engage human rights administrations with an implicit promise that our discipline has something unique to offer. The articles in this special issue turn questions about relevance and care so often heard in the context of debates about human rights outside in. They focus not on how anthropology can contribute to human rights activities, but on what anthropological encounters with human rights contribute to the development of our discipline. They ask, how exactly do we render the subject relevant to anthropology? Reflecting on some ways anthropologists in this field have dispensed care for their subjects, the authors highlight two modalities …


Conflicts Diamonds: U.S. Responsibility And Response, Edward R. Fluet Nov 2005

Conflicts Diamonds: U.S. Responsibility And Response, Edward R. Fluet

San Diego International Law Journal

This Article will examine U.S. and international efforts to combat the trade in conflict diamonds. Specifically, this article will detail their failures and examine the need for U.S. backed legislation to prevent the conflict diamond trade more effectively. This article proceeds as follows: Part I will examine the effect of the conflict diamond trade on those caught in the grip of civil war and terrorism. Part II will analyze international efforts to curtail conflict diamonds trade, specifically examining international support of the Kimberley Process. Part III and IV will examine the United States'efforts to regulate conflict diamonds and the inherent …


Taking The Stand: The Lessons Of The Three Men Who Took The Japanese American Internment To Court, Lorraine K. Bannai Nov 2005

Taking The Stand: The Lessons Of The Three Men Who Took The Japanese American Internment To Court, Lorraine K. Bannai

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


The Practice And Legality Of Rendition, Katherine R. Hawkins Oct 2005

The Practice And Legality Of Rendition, Katherine R. Hawkins

ExpressO

“Rendition” is the United States’ policy of sending terrorism suspects to be interrogated in Middle Eastern countries that practice torture.

This Article introduces the subject by describing a complaint filed in a lawsuit by Canadian citizen Maher Arar. The United States sent Arar from John F. Kennedy airport to Syria, where he was tortured and was held in a grave-sized cell for nearly a year. Arar alleges that his transfer violated the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (“CAT”).

Arar’s lawsuit may be dismissed before the court reaches the substance of his claims. But …


Albuquerque Journal Interviews Moore About War On Terror Meeting, Jennifer Moore Oct 2005

Albuquerque Journal Interviews Moore About War On Terror Meeting, Jennifer Moore

Faculty Scholarship

"There are just so many issues," she said, from allegations of widespread mistreatment at places like Bagram Air Force Base and Guantanamo to concerns for due process of those accused of criminal activities. Where the first panel will take a "big picture" approach, the second will review more specific applications of law.


The Transnational Judicial Discourse And Felon Disenfranchisement: Re-Examining The Textual Premise Of Richardson V. Ramirez, Jason G. Morgan-Foster Oct 2005

The Transnational Judicial Discourse And Felon Disenfranchisement: Re-Examining The Textual Premise Of Richardson V. Ramirez, Jason G. Morgan-Foster

ExpressO

This article is simultaneously an international comparative law piece about prisoner disenfranchisement in various countries, a transnational work of legal theory providing a framework for the use of foreign law in domestic constitutional courts, and a domestic analysis of the constitutional underpinnings of felon disenfranchisement.

The article begins with a comprehensive comparative analysis of the recent prisoner disenfranchisement decisions in Canada, South Africa, and Europe. It notes that the over-arching theme of these decisions is to view the acceptability of prisoner disenfranchisement along a continuum, where it becomes more acceptable the more serious the offense committed.

The article then examines …


Karen A. Mingst On The U.N. Security Council: From The Cold War To The 21st Century. Edited By David M. Malone. Boulder, Co: Lynne Rienner, 2004. 745pp., Karen A. Mingst Oct 2005

Karen A. Mingst On The U.N. Security Council: From The Cold War To The 21st Century. Edited By David M. Malone. Boulder, Co: Lynne Rienner, 2004. 745pp., Karen A. Mingst

Human Rights & Human Welfare

No abstract provided.


Applying The Death Penalty To Crimes Of Genocide, Jens David Ohlin Oct 2005

Applying The Death Penalty To Crimes Of Genocide, Jens David Ohlin

Cornell Law Faculty Publications



Trafficking In Humans: Now And In Herman Melville's Benito Cereno, Marilyn R. Walter Oct 2005

Trafficking In Humans: Now And In Herman Melville's Benito Cereno, Marilyn R. Walter

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

No abstract provided.


From Hot Air To Action? Climate Change, Compliance, And The Future Of International Environmental Law, Meinhard Doelle Oct 2005

From Hot Air To Action? Climate Change, Compliance, And The Future Of International Environmental Law, Meinhard Doelle

PhD Dissertations

This dissertation considers the evolution, current state, and future prognosis of the global climate change regime under the umbrella of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The focus of the dissertation is on State compliance with the Kyoto Protocol. Compliance is considered from the perspective of the internal compliance regime developed under the Kyoto Protocol as well as a select set of potential external international law influences. The dissertation concludes with an assessment of the level of compliance to be expected and its potential influence on the future of the climate change regime. Implications for international environmental law …


Failed States, Or The State As Failure?, Rosa Ehrenreich Brooks Oct 2005

Failed States, Or The State As Failure?, Rosa Ehrenreich Brooks

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

This article seeks to challenge a basic assumption of international law and policy, arguing that the existing state-based international legal framework stands in the way of developing effective responses to state failure. It offers an alternative theoretical framework designed to spark debate about better legal and policy responses to failed states. Although the article uses failed states as a lens to focus its arguments, it also has broad implications for how we think about sovereignty, the evolving global order, and the place of states within it.

State failure causes a wide range of humanitarian, legal, and security problems. Unsurprisingly, given …


Modern Day Slavery In Our Own Backyard, Ellen L. Buckwalter, Meredith S. Salvaggio, Susan L. Pollet, Maria Perinetti Sep 2005

Modern Day Slavery In Our Own Backyard, Ellen L. Buckwalter, Meredith S. Salvaggio, Susan L. Pollet, Maria Perinetti

ExpressO

Trafficking in persons is one of the fastest growing areas of international criminal activity. Each year an estimated 600,000 – 800,000 human beings are bought, sold or forced across the world’s borders. Approximately 2.5 million men, women and children are victims of trafficking at any point in time throughout the world. Approximately 14,500 – 17,500 individuals are trafficked annually into the United States, making the United States the third largest destination country in the world for victims of human trafficking.

In order to fight trafficking in the United States effectively, legislation at the state level, in addition to the federal …


Broken Borders: Decanas V. Bica, And The Standards That Govern The Validity Of State Measures Designed To Deter Undocumented Immigration, Joshua J. Herndon Sep 2005

Broken Borders: Decanas V. Bica, And The Standards That Govern The Validity Of State Measures Designed To Deter Undocumented Immigration, Joshua J. Herndon

ExpressO

No abstract provided.


Scholarly And Scientific Boycotts Of Israel: Abusing The Academic Enterprise, Kenneth Lasson Sep 2005

Scholarly And Scientific Boycotts Of Israel: Abusing The Academic Enterprise, Kenneth Lasson

ExpressO

No abstract provided.


Breaking The Bank: Revisiting Central Bank Of Denver After Enron And Sarbanes-Oxley, Celia Taylor Sep 2005

Breaking The Bank: Revisiting Central Bank Of Denver After Enron And Sarbanes-Oxley, Celia Taylor

ExpressO

No abstract provided.


Minority Rights In Europe, D. Christopher Decker Sep 2005

Minority Rights In Europe, D. Christopher Decker

Buffalo Human Rights Law Review

Book review of Patrick Thornberry & María Amor Martín Estébanez's Minority Rights in Europe


Human Rights Violations Arising From Conduct Of Non-State Actors, Jan Arno Hessbruegge Sep 2005

Human Rights Violations Arising From Conduct Of Non-State Actors, Jan Arno Hessbruegge

Buffalo Human Rights Law Review

No abstract provided.


Internationalizing Post-Conflict Justice: The "Hybrid" Special Court For Sierra Leone, Lisa Danish Sep 2005

Internationalizing Post-Conflict Justice: The "Hybrid" Special Court For Sierra Leone, Lisa Danish

Buffalo Human Rights Law Review

No abstract provided.


Prosecuting Cases Of Gender Violence In The International Criminal Tribunal For Rwanda, Allison T.C. Milne Sep 2005

Prosecuting Cases Of Gender Violence In The International Criminal Tribunal For Rwanda, Allison T.C. Milne

Buffalo Human Rights Law Review

No abstract provided.


Torture: A Collection, Bryn D. Powell Sep 2005

Torture: A Collection, Bryn D. Powell

Buffalo Human Rights Law Review

Book review of Torture: A Collection, Sanford Levinson, ed.


The Flawed Implementation Of The International Religious Freedom Act Of 1998: A European Perspective, Eugenia Relano Pastor Sep 2005

The Flawed Implementation Of The International Religious Freedom Act Of 1998: A European Perspective, Eugenia Relano Pastor

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.


"Tools For Success": The Trips Agreement And The Human Right To Essential Medicines, Melissa Mcclellan Sep 2005

"Tools For Success": The Trips Agreement And The Human Right To Essential Medicines, Melissa Mcclellan

Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice

No abstract provided.