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On the Web: Articles

Jenin War Crimes Investigation Needed, Human Rights Watch (5/3/02). Some Israeli actions during attack on Jenin appear to constitute war crimes and should be investigated.

Israel, the Occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, and the Palestinian Authority Territories: Jenin: IDF Military Operations, Human Rights Watch (5/3/02). Text of report on Israeli attack on Jenin.

Human rights, ethics, & globalization. Major speech at U. of Tübingen (1/20/01) by Mary Robinson, UN Commissioner for Human Rights.

UN Convention Against Torture & Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1987).

Center for Justice & Accountability

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Amnesty International/US.

Center for Constitutional Rights.

Derechos/Human Rights.

EarthRights International.

FIAN - For the Right to Feed Oneself ~ Por el Derecho a Alimentarse.

Global Exchange.

Human Rights Action Service.

Human Rights First (formerly Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights).

Human Rights Now. Michael Ratner's site.

Human Rights Watch. Independent NGO that investigates & exposes human rights violations around the world, holding violators accountable.

Inter-American Human Rights Database.

International Human Rights Instruments (UNHCHR).

International Labor Rights Fund.

Islamic Institute for Human Rights.

Liga Mexicana de Defensa de los Derechos Humanos.

National Lawyers' Guild.

Southern Center for Human Rights.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Drafted by a commission chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt; adopted by UN General Assembly (12/10/48).

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library.

In the Library: Articles

Bartholemew, Amy & Jennifear Breakspear. "Human rights as swords of empire," in L. Panitch & C. Leys (eds.) Socialist Register 2004: The New Imperial Challenge (NY: Monthly Review, 2004).

Bouvard, Marguerite Guzmán. "Eva Brantley (interview)," in her Women Reshaping Human Rights (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1996), pp. 21-40. International human rights activist.

Bunch, Charlotte. "Women's rights as human rights: a re-vision of human rights," Human Rights Quarterly 12,4 (1990):486-98.

Burgers, J. Jerman. "The road to San Francisco: the revival of the human rights idea in the 20th c.," Human Rights Quarterly 14,4 (11/92):447-77.

Cárdenas, Sonia. "Combining legal & political approaches: recent scholarship on human rights in Latin America," Latin American Research Review 35,2 (2000):252-85.

Cmiel, Kenneth. "The recent history of human rights," American Historical Review 109,1 (2/04):117-35.

Cook, Blanche Wiesen. "Eleanor Roosevelt & Human Rights," in Edward Crapol (ed.) Women & American Foreign Policy (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1992).

Davenport, Christian. "Human rights & the democratic proposition," Journal of Conflict Resolution 43,1 (feb 1999):92-

Davies, Frank & Stephen Henderson. "Terror suspect's rights weighed," San Jose Mercury (11/11/03):1A,10A.

Donnelly, Jack. "Cultural relativism & universal human rights," Human Rights Quarterly 6,4 (11/84).

Dworkin, Anthony. "Military necessity & due process: the place of human rights in the War on Terror," in Evangelista & Wippman (eds.) New Wars, New Laws? (Ardsley NY: Transnational, 2004?).

Fischer, Dana. "Reporting under the Covenant on Civil & Political Rights," American Journal of International Law 76 (1/82):142-53.

Halliday, Fred. "Relativism & universalism in human rights: the case of the Islamic Middle East," Political Studies 43,1 (1995):152-67.

Jhabvala, Farrokh. "On human rights & the socio-economic context," Netherlands International Law Review 31 (1984).

__________. "Civil & political rights as a vehicle for the global promotion & protection of human rights," Netherlands International Law Review 32 (1985).

Johnson, M. Glen. "The contributions of Eleanor & Franklin Roosevelt to the development of international protection for human rights," Human Rights Quarterly 9,1 (1987):33-47.

Kaufman, Natalie Hevener & David Whiteman. "Opposition to human rights treaties in the US Senate: the legacy of the Bricker Amendment," Human Rights Quarterly 10,3 (1988):309-37.

Lane, David. "Human rights under state socialism," Political Studies 32,3 (9/84).

Lindgren, Stefan. "Of human & social rights & the freedom from want," In These Times (22/5/91).

Lyons, David. "Human rights & the general welfare," Philosophy & Public Affairs 6,2 (1977):113-29.

Morsink, Johannes. "World War II & the Universal Declaration," Human Rights Quarterly 15,2 (1993):357-405.

Press, Eyal. "Human rights -- the next step," Nation (12/25/00):13-18.

Walz, Susan. "Reclaiming & rebuilding the history of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights," Third World Quarterly 23,3 (2002).

Weissbrodt, David. "The role of international organizations in the implementation of human rights & humanitarian law in situations of armed conflict," Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 21 (1988):313-65.

Wiseberg, Laurie. "Protecting human rights activists & NGOs," Human Rights Quarterly 13,4 (1991): 525-44.

Wright, Quincy. "Human rights & the world order," International Conciliation 389 (4/43): 238-62.

Zunes, Stephen. "Nonviolent action & human rights," Political Science & Politics 33,2 (6/00):181-87.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Agosin, Marjorie (ed.) Women, Gender, & Human Rights: A Global Perspective (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 2001).

Amnesty International. Report 2005: The State of the World's Human Rights (London, 2005). Annual volumes since 1973. Basic source.

Benedi, Claudio F. Human Rights. The Theme of Our Times (St. Paul MN, 1999).

Berlowitz, Marvin J. & Ronald S. Edari (eds.) Racism & the Denial of Human Rights: Beyond Ethnicity (Minneapolis: MEP, 1984).

Bonifacio Barba, José. Educación para los derechos humanos: Los derechos humanos como educación valoral (México, 1997).

Bouvard, Marguerite Guzmán. Women Reshaping Human Rights: How Extraordinary Activists are Changing the World (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1996).

Burgerman, Susan. Moral Victories: How Activists Provoke Multilateral Action (Ithaca: Cornell, 1999).

Chomsky, Noam. The Umbrella of US Power: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights & the Contradictions of US Policy (NY: Seven Stories, 1999).

Cleary, Edward L. The Struggle for Human Rights in Latin America (NY, 1997).

Columbia University Center for the Study of Human Rights. Twenty-Five Human Rights Documents (NY, 1995).

Condé, H. Victor. A Handbook of International Human Rights Terminology (Lincoln NE, 1999).

Coomans, Fons & Menno T. Kamminga (eds.) Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights Treaties (Antwerp: Intersentia, 2004).

Davies, Peter (ed.) Human Rights (NY, 1989).

Denvir, John. Democracy’s Constitution: Claiming the Privileges of American Citizenship (Champaign/Urbana, 2001).

Donnelly, Jack. The Concept of Human Rights (NY: St. Martin's, 1985).

__________. International Human Rights (Boulder, 1998).

Drinan, Robert F. Cry of the Oppressed: The History & Hope of the Human Rights Revolution (NY, 1988).

__________. The Mobilization of Shame: A World View of Human Rights (New Haven, 2001).

Eldridge, Phil. Politics of Human Rights in Southeast Asia (NY: Routledge, 2001).

Elwood, Douglas J. Human Rights: A Christian Perspective (?, 1990).

Evans, Tony. Human Rights Fifty Years On. A Reappraisal (NY, 1998).

Falk, Richard A. Human Rights Horizons: The Pursuit of Justice in a Globalizing World (NY: Routledge, 2000).

Foot, Rosemary. Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community & the Struggle for Human Rights in China (Oxford, 2001).

Forsythe, David P. (ed.) The U.S. & Human Rights. Looking Inward & Outward (Lincoln NE, 2000).

Gilligan, Emma. Defending Human Rights in Russia: Sergei Kovalyov, Dissident & Human Rights Commissioner, 1969-2003 (NY: Routledge, 2004).

Glendon, Mary Ann. A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt & the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (NY: Random House, 2001).

Herr, Stanley S.; Lawrence O. Gostin & Harold Hongju Koh (eds.) The Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities: Different but Equal (NY: Oxford, 2003).

Ishay, Micheline R. The Human Rights Reader (NY, 1997).

Kelsay, John & Sumner B. Twiss. Religion & International Human Rights (Boulder, 2000).

Kamminga, Menno T. Inter-State Accountability for Violations of Human Rights (Philadelphia: U. of Pennsylvania, 1992).

Keown, Damien V.; Charles S. Prebish & Wayne R. Husted (eds.) Buddhism & Human Rights (Richmond, Surrey: Curzon, 1998).

Koh, Harold Hongju & Ronald C. Slye (eds.) Deliberative Democracy & Human Rights (New Haven: Yale, 1999).

Korey, William. NGOs and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. "A Curious Grapevine" (NY: Palgrave, 1998).

Lauren, Paul. The Evolution of International Human Rights: Visions Seen (Philadelphia, 1998).

Lewis, James R. & Evelyn Dorothy Oliver. The Human Rights Encyclopedia (Armonk NY, 2000).

Luard, Evan. Human Rights & Foreign Policy (NY: Pergamon, 1981).

Lundestad, Geir. ‘EMPIRE’ by Integration: The United States & European Integration, 1945-1997 (NY: Oxford, 1998).

Mamdani, Mahmood. Beyond Rights Talk & Culture Talk: Comparative Essays on the Politics of Rights & Culture (NY: St. Martin's, 2000).

MacFarlane, L.J. The Theory & Practice of Human Rights (London: Maurice Temple Smith, 1985).

Mittal, A. & P. Rosset (eds.) America Needs Human Rights (Oakland CA, 1999).

Nickel, James W. Making Sense of Human Rights (Berkeley, 1987).

Pereira, Winin. Inhuman Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (NY, 199?).

Power, Jonathan. Like Water on Stone. The Story of Amnesty International (Boston: Northeastern U, 2001).

Power, Samantha & Graham Allison (eds.) Realizing Human Rights: Moving from Inspiration to Impact (NY: St. Martin's, 2000).

Pinder, John. The European Union: A Very Short Introduction (NY: Oxford, 2001).

Schultz, William F. In Our Own Best Interest: How Defending Human Rights Benefits Us All (Boston: Beacon, 2001).

Sieghart, Paul. The International Law of Human Rights (NY: Clarendon, 1983).

__________. The Lawful Rights of Mankind: An Introduction to the International Legal Code of Human Rights (NY: Oxford, 1985).

Tierney, Brian. The Idea of Natural Rights: Studies on Natural Rights (Atlanta, 1997).

Tomasevski, Katarina. Women & Human Rights (London: Zed, 1993).

__________. Responding to Human Rights Violations, 1946-1999 (Boston: Nijhoff, 2000).

UN General Assembly. Convention on the Rights of the Child (Ottawa, 1991).

UN. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Washington, 1988).

Veenhoven, W.A. & W.C. Ewing (eds.) Case Studies in Human Rights & Fundamental Freedoms (The Hague, 1976).

Van Ness, Peter (ed.) Debating Human Rights. Critical Essays from the US & Asia (NY: Routledge, 1999).

Wasserstrom, Jeffrey N.; Lynn Hunt & Marilyn B. Young (eds.) Human Rights & Revolutions (Blue Ridge Summit PA, 2001).

Weston, Burns H.; Richard Falk & Hilary Charlesworth (eds.) Supplement to Basic Documents to International Law & World Order (3rd. ed.; St. Paul MN: West, 1997). See texts for UN Covenant on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights, pp. 375-79 & Covenant on Civil & Political Rights, pp. 428-45.

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