Human Rights, Intervention, and the Use of Force
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Human Rights, Intervention, and the Use of Force by Philip Alston
Book DescriptionThe imperatives of sovereignty, human rights and national security very often pull in different directions, yet the relations between these three different notions are considerably more subtle than those of simple opposition. Rather, their interaction may at times be contradictory, at others tense, and at others even complementary. This collection presents an analysis of the irreducible dilemmas posed by the foundational challenges of sovereignty, human rights and security, not merely in terms of the formal doctrine of their disciplines, but also of the manner in which they can be configured in order to achieve persuasive legitimacy as to both methods and results. The chapters in this volume represent an attempt to face up to these dilemmas in all of their complexity, and to suggest ways in which they can be confronted productively both in the abstract and in the concrete circumstances of particular cases.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199552719
(242mm x 163mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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International Human Rights, Paperback (October 2012)
International Human Rights is the definitive guide to this diverse area of the law. The carefully selected extracts from primary and secondary materials and illuminating author commentary provide the reader with a sophisticated and thought-provoking analysis of the study of human rights within its wider social and political context.
Human Rights, Intervention, and the Use of Force, Paperback (September 2008)
This collection presents an analysis of the imperatives of sovereignty, human rights and national security in the post 9/11 era, and examines their relationship to procedural and substantive legitimacy in liberal democratic states
Human Rights and Development, Hardback (September 2005)» View all books by Philip Alston
Addresses crucial aspects of the human rights and development interface, including the economics of social rights; land rights and women's empowerment; child labour and access to education; reform of legal and judicial systems; the human rights role of the private sector; and building human rights into development planning.
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Author Biography - Philip Alston
Philip Alston is John Norton Pomeroy Professor at NYU Law School and Chair of the NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. Since 2004 he has been UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. Jose E. Alvarez is Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy and Director of the Center on Global Legal Problems, at Columbia University Law School. He is also President of the American Society of International Law. Nathaniel Berman teaches public international law, European Union law, international trade law, and human rights at Brooklyn Law School. He previously taught at Northeastern University School of Law. Richard Bilder is Foley & Lardner-Bascom Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He previously served as an attorney in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. Nehal Bhuta is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Toronto. He has previously worked with the International Justice Program of Human Rights Watch and as a consultant with the International Center for Transitional Justice in New York. Olivier Corten has a doctorate in law, is Professor at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, and is co-Director of its Centre de droit international et de sociologie appliquee au droit international. He is also Editor of the Revue belge de droit international. Euan MacDonald has a Doctorate from the European University Institute in Florence and is currently a Research Officer on the Global Administrative Law project of New York University's Institute for International Law and Justice. He was previously a Visiting Fellow on the Programme for the Study of International Organizations at the Graduate Institute for International Studies in Geneva Anthea Roberts is an Associate at Debevoise and Plimpton in London where she is a member of the firm's International Dispute Resolution Group. She has worked on a variety of public international law and alien tort claim cases and as counsel in several international arbitrations. Helene Ruiz Fabri is Professor of International Law at the University of Paris I - Pantheon Sorbonne, and Director of the Paris Institute of Comparative Studies. Since 2006 she has been the President of the European Society of International Law.
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