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Towards A New General Comment On Article 20 Of The Iccpr: Exploring The Common Ground Between Freedom Of Expression And Freedom Of Religion Through The Concept Of Freedom From Vilification: The Danish Cartoons Case, Ahmad Ali Sharief Dec 2007

Towards A New General Comment On Article 20 Of The Iccpr: Exploring The Common Ground Between Freedom Of Expression And Freedom Of Religion Through The Concept Of Freedom From Vilification: The Danish Cartoons Case, Ahmad Ali Sharief

Archived Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Inter-American System And The Protection Of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights (Spanish)., Giovanna E. Gismondi Dec 2007

The Inter-American System And The Protection Of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights (Spanish)., Giovanna E. Gismondi

Giovanna E. Gismondi

The present article underscore the role of the Inter-American Commission and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in regards to the protection of the rights of indigenous communities, including their right to lands, natural resources and a healthy environment. In this regard, the intervention of the human rights organs of the Organization of American States (OAS), has had a positive impact on the laws and policies of Latin American countries towards the protection of indigenous peoples' rights. The article discusses four cases that set the standards of the legal protection of indigenous communities within the Inter-American System for the protection …


گزارش مصور تجمع 18 آذر 1386 در دانشگاه تهران, Sajjad Khaksari Dec 2007

گزارش مصور تجمع 18 آذر 1386 در دانشگاه تهران, Sajjad Khaksari

SAJJAD KHAKSARI

تجمع بزرگ دانشجويان، دانشگاه آخرين سنگر آزادي، به دعوت دفتر تحكيم وحدت در دانشگاه تهران آغاز شد. جمعيتي بالغ بر 300 نفر در لحظات ابتدايي اين تجمع و تريبون آزاد در آن حضور يافته اند


استیضاح در دانشگاه, Sajjad Khaksari Dec 2007

استیضاح در دانشگاه, Sajjad Khaksari

SAJJAD KHAKSARI

استیضاح در دانشگاه؛ ۱۶ آذر ۱۳۸۶ بود که بسیجی های دانشگاه معاون فرهنگی احمدی نژاد رو دعوت کرده بودند. هی فکر می کردم آخه از این مزدور من چی می تونم بپرسم وقتی که ماهی از سر گندیده گردیده و فتنه از عمامه آقا خامنه ای منتشر! پس به جای رفتن به جلسه کذایی سوالاتم را از ارباب اون آقا نوشتم و منتشر شد زیر زمینی! تا مدت ها دست به دست بین دانشجوها و دوستان می گشت، هر چند که چندمین وبلاگ ام رو برای چندمین بار فیلتر کردند


The Man Behind The Torture, David Cole Dec 2007

The Man Behind The Torture, David Cole

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


Beyond Traditional Notions Of Transitional Justice: How Trials, Truth Commissions, And Other Tools For Accountability Can And Should Work Together , Donald L. Hafner, Elizabeth B. L. King Dec 2007

Beyond Traditional Notions Of Transitional Justice: How Trials, Truth Commissions, And Other Tools For Accountability Can And Should Work Together , Donald L. Hafner, Elizabeth B. L. King

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

Civil conflicts marked by human rights violations leave devastated communities in their wake. The international community has an interest in assuring that justice is done, an interest which the recent establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC) confirms. The authors argue the ICC should be augmented by additional mechanisms to bear the burden of doing justice and reconstructing communities after such civil conflicts. This Article explores the potential tensions among such mechanisms, including national human rights trials, truth commissions, and community-based gacaca, and emphasizes the importance of consult-ing victims in resolving these tensions. The authors conclude that the ICC should …


Sharpening The Cutting Edge Of International Human Rights Law: Unresolved Issues Of War Crimes Tribunals, Daniel Kanstroom Dec 2007

Sharpening The Cutting Edge Of International Human Rights Law: Unresolved Issues Of War Crimes Tribunals, Daniel Kanstroom

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

International criminal tribunals have emerged as the most tangible and well-known mechanism for seeking justice in the wake of atrocious human rights violations. As the enterprise has developed, the need to ask fundamental questions is obvious, compelling, and essential. In March, 2006, the Boston College International and Comparative Law Re-view, together with The Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College and the Owen M. Kupferschmid Holocaust/Human Rights Project convened a diverse and impressive group of speakers from academia, the judiciary, and legal practice to evaluate: the development of “common law” of the tribunals, the function and limits …


Nuremberg’S Contributions To International Law, Allan A. Ryan Dec 2007

Nuremberg’S Contributions To International Law, Allan A. Ryan

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

This Article explores the establishment of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg beginning with the Moscow Declaration in 1943 and focusing on the Charter of the Tribunal in 1945, which, along with its charges, altered the course of international human rights law. Focusing on the way the Charter and its charges were devised, the author notes that the Tribunal’s existence was not a certainty after World War II and in fact it almost did not occur due to intense political debate that occurred in both domestic and international arenas. The Article argues that the creation of the Nuremberg Tribunal was …


Princípios-Tópicos De Hermenêutica Constitucional, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Nov 2007

Princípios-Tópicos De Hermenêutica Constitucional, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Houve tempo em que a Constituição servia para poisar ou charuto ou tirar um argumento político, como ironicamente afirmaria o grande escritor oitocentista Eça de Queiroz. Hoje a Constituição é a norma das normas. Daí há consequências hermenêuticas. Ao contrário das teorias que importam interpretação tradicional e, por vezes, em grande medida ultrapassada, para o Direito Constitucional, a tendência actual é a inversa: dada a supremacia da Constituição, deve ser a metodologia constitucional a exportar hermenêutica para o todo do Direito. Para isso, começamos neste artigo com grandes princípios de hermenêutica intra-constitucional. Depois se passará à exportação.


Seeking The Final Court Of Justice: The European Court Of Human Rights And Accountability For State Violence In Northern Ireland, Christopher K. Connolly Nov 2007

Seeking The Final Court Of Justice: The European Court Of Human Rights And Accountability For State Violence In Northern Ireland, Christopher K. Connolly

San Diego International Law Journal

This article examines the impact of the European Court's right to life jurisprudence on the issue of accountability for state violence in Northern Ireland. To date, the initiatives undertaken by the United Kingdom to comply with the European Court's rulings are largely unsatisfactory. Piecemeal institutional reforms aimed at preventing future breaches of Article 2 have failed to fully address the underlying concerns identified by the Court, and domestic right to life jurisprudence has placed significant limitations on the extent to which past violations of the right to life can be dealt with effectively in British courts. The United Kingdom's response …


Faster, Higher, Stronger: Preventing Human Trafficking At The 2010 Olympics, Benjamin Perrin Nov 2007

Faster, Higher, Stronger: Preventing Human Trafficking At The 2010 Olympics, Benjamin Perrin

All Faculty Publications

This report considers the upcoming 2010 Olympics in Vancouver in the context of Canada’s human trafficking response to date, and makes recommendations to ensure that this event showcases our best to the world – and is not a flashpoint for human trafficking.


Should Or Must? Nature Of The Obligation Of States To Use Trade Instruments For The Advancement Of Environmental, Labor, And Other Human Rights, Stephen Powell Oct 2007

Should Or Must? Nature Of The Obligation Of States To Use Trade Instruments For The Advancement Of Environmental, Labor, And Other Human Rights, Stephen Powell

Stephen Joseph Powell

States have been careful to couch their human rights commitments in terms that avoid binding and measurable actions to ensure the human rights either of their own citizens or those in other countries. Despite the promise of a dozen U.N. treaties, states continue to equivocate as to measures necessary to meet critical individual needs. This essay argues that, nonetheless, the question whether economically powerful states may be held to human rights observance is not solely moral in nature. Instead, through a combination of treaties, custom, and historical facts, the human rights obligation of developed states has taken on penumbral legal …


Market Triumphalism, Electoral Pathologies, And The Abiding Wisdom Of First Amendment Access Rights, Gregory P. Magarian Oct 2007

Market Triumphalism, Electoral Pathologies, And The Abiding Wisdom Of First Amendment Access Rights, Gregory P. Magarian

Working Paper Series

Forty years ago, Professor Jerome Barron made the classic case that the First Amendment requires not merely protection of speech against government interference but provision of access to the means of mass communication. The Supreme Court in the ensuing decades has largely rejected Barron’s approach. In this article, Professor Magarian defends Barron’s case for access rights against the two theoretical critiques that have underwritten its doctrinal rejection. The libertarian critique attacks the normative underpinnings of access rights, maintaining that the First Amendment insulates market-driven distributions of expressive opportunities. Professor Magarian demonstrates that politically progressive and conservative libertarian critics of access …


Fallibility + Unchecked Power = Trouble, C. Peter Erlinder Oct 2007

Fallibility + Unchecked Power = Trouble, C. Peter Erlinder

C. Peter Erlinder

No abstract provided.


Reforming, Reclaiming Or Reframing Womanhood: Reflections On Advocacy For Women In Custody, Brenda V. Smith Oct 2007

Reforming, Reclaiming Or Reframing Womanhood: Reflections On Advocacy For Women In Custody, Brenda V. Smith

Project on Addressing Prison Rape - Articles

Brenda V. Smith was asked to present one of the keynote addresses for the symposium, Behind Bars: The Impact of Incarceration on Women and Their Families, sponsored by the Women's Rights Law Reporter at Rutgers University School of Law in Newark. She then wrote the introductory essay for the publication which arose from that symposium. This essay addresses why it is imperative to reclaim the discourse about women in prison and discusses how the other papers that appear in this issue aid in that project.


The Eighteenth Birthday Of The Convention Of Rights Of The Child: Achievements And Challenges, Jaap E. Doek Oct 2007

The Eighteenth Birthday Of The Convention Of Rights Of The Child: Achievements And Challenges, Jaap E. Doek

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Although the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child has produced positive results in many countries, the United States remains one of the few nations that has not signed on to this treaty. This Essay will begin by describing the content of the treaty. This Essay will discuss the achievements, challenges, and solutions resulting from the treaty in the areas of child poverty, violence against children, and child labour. Given the positive results produced in other countries, this Essay will conclude with an invitation to the United States to join the Convention on the Rights of the Child.


"I'Ll Try Anything Once": Using The Conceptual Framework Of Children's Human Rights Norms In The United States, Bernardine Dohrn Oct 2007

"I'Ll Try Anything Once": Using The Conceptual Framework Of Children's Human Rights Norms In The United States, Bernardine Dohrn

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

International human rights law provides norms, concepts, and standards of immediate and practical value to attorneys for court-involved children in the United States. The conceptual framework of the comprehensive rights of the child is broadly congruent with, or closely related to, the strongest aspects of US. constitutional law and practice. The expansive language of children's human rights offers an historic opportunity: new tools and a more comprehensive context in which to change how we think about young people in conflict with the law, children in state custody, and children in related legal settings. The challenge is to use these fresh …


Lipstick On A Caterpillar? Assessing The New U.N. Human Rights Council Through Historical Reflection, Balakrishnan Rajagopal Sep 2007

Lipstick On A Caterpillar? Assessing The New U.N. Human Rights Council Through Historical Reflection, Balakrishnan Rajagopal

Buffalo Human Rights Law Review

No abstract provided.


State Responsibility For Extraterritorial Human Rights Violations, Damira Kamchibekova Sep 2007

State Responsibility For Extraterritorial Human Rights Violations, Damira Kamchibekova

Buffalo Human Rights Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Kurds In Turkey: Eu Accession And Human Rights, Khurram Khan Sep 2007

The Kurds In Turkey: Eu Accession And Human Rights, Khurram Khan

Buffalo Human Rights Law Review

Book review of Kerim Yildiz's The Kurds in Turkey: EU Accession and Human Rights


Moral Relativism And Human Rights, Torben Spaak Sep 2007

Moral Relativism And Human Rights, Torben Spaak

Buffalo Human Rights Law Review

No abstract provided.


How Japan's Recent Efforts To Reduce Sex Trafficking Can Be Improved Through International Human Rights Enforcement Mechanisms: Fulfilling Japan's Global Legal Obligations, Kerry E. Yun Sep 2007

How Japan's Recent Efforts To Reduce Sex Trafficking Can Be Improved Through International Human Rights Enforcement Mechanisms: Fulfilling Japan's Global Legal Obligations, Kerry E. Yun

Buffalo Human Rights Law Review

No abstract provided.


Race Against Time, Sarah Feor Sep 2007

Race Against Time, Sarah Feor

Buffalo Human Rights Law Review

Book review of Stephen Lewis' Race Against Time


International Adoption: Thoughts On The Human Rights Issues, Elizabeth Bartholet Sep 2007

International Adoption: Thoughts On The Human Rights Issues, Elizabeth Bartholet

Buffalo Human Rights Law Review

No abstract provided.


Time For A Treaty? The Legal Sufficiency Of The Declaration On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Intolerance And Discrimination, Carolyn Evans Sep 2007

Time For A Treaty? The Legal Sufficiency Of The Declaration On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Intolerance And Discrimination, Carolyn Evans

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.


Problematic Issues Concerning The Freedom Of Association And Group/Collective Rights In The Republic Of Armenia, Shavarsh Khachatryan Sep 2007

Problematic Issues Concerning The Freedom Of Association And Group/Collective Rights In The Republic Of Armenia, Shavarsh Khachatryan

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Globalization Of Human Rights And The Socialization Of Human Rights Norms, Christopher Marsh, Daniel P. Payne Sep 2007

The Globalization Of Human Rights And The Socialization Of Human Rights Norms, Christopher Marsh, Daniel P. Payne

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.


Tolerance And Religious Freedom: The Struggle In Peru To Tolerate Multiple Cultures In Light Of Principles Of Religious Freedom, Carlos Valderrama Adriansen Sep 2007

Tolerance And Religious Freedom: The Struggle In Peru To Tolerate Multiple Cultures In Light Of Principles Of Religious Freedom, Carlos Valderrama Adriansen

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.


Head Of State Criminal Responsibility For Environmental War Crimes: Case Study: The Arabian Gulf Armed Conflict 1990-1991, Meshari K. Eifan Sep 2007

Head Of State Criminal Responsibility For Environmental War Crimes: Case Study: The Arabian Gulf Armed Conflict 1990-1991, Meshari K. Eifan

Dissertations & Theses

This paper aims to provide a comparative study of the existing international criminal law framework and its relation to environmental protection during armed conflict. To approach this objective, the study will review the environmental crisis that occurred during the armed conflict in the Arabian Gulf in 1990-1991 as a case study for determining whether the international community adequately responds to these events.

Thus, this study is divided into five main parts. Part I assesses the justifications for a remedy, the criminal remedy, that is more adequate than the United Nations remedy taken toward Saddam Hussein’s actions against the environment, a …


Human Rights In China And The Rule Of Law, Xu Wenli Sep 2007

Human Rights In China And The Rule Of Law, Xu Wenli

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.