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‘A Very Highly Political Job’: Human Rights Practice, ‘The Political’, and Practitioners' Dilemmas in Sri Lanka

Vijay K. Nagaraj and Shermal Wijewardene.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 10094 words.

This article focuses on narratives of dilemmas and tensions arising from the relationship between human rights practice in Sri Lanka and what we broadly term ‘the political’: a) human...

Advancing Human Rights in Post-Authoritarian Communities through Education

Benjamin Gregg.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

July 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 10470 words.

For two decades now, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Russia, have been transitioning from authoritarian pasts to somewhat more liberal forms of social and political...

Aligning for Impact: Human Rights

Colleen Duggan.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

July 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 2170 words.

This is an edited version of a paper presented at the tenth annual conference of the Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF), held in Redwood City, California, in April 2011. The GPF aims to enable...

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Amnesty International's Methods of Engaging Youth in Human Rights Education: Curriculum in the United States and Experiential Learning in Burkina Faso

Karen Hopkins.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

March 2011; p ublished online March 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 8187 words.

Human rights education (HRE) is a useful tool to build solidarity among youth and activism for social justice at local, national and international levels. In order to understand how HRE can...

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Anthropology and International Relations

Margaret Wehrer.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

P ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Political Philosophy; Human Rights. 11531 words.

Influenced by similar historical forces and intellectual trends, the fields of anthropology and international relations have begun collaborating in areas such as migration, human security,...

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ART, ANGST AND DEALING WITH THE PAST IN NORTHERN IRELAND

Kieran McEvoy.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

March 2009; p ublished online March 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 1800 words.

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Assessing Compliance: the Challenges for Economic and Social Rights

Edward Anderson and Marta Foresti.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

November 2009; p ublished online November 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 3069 words.

Assessing government compliance with economic and social rights obligations presents a number of complex challenges. New approaches are needed for this purpose – building on available...

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Banksy in Palestine

Chad Elias.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

March 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 1203 words.

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The Best Interests of the Child Principle in Swedish Asylum Cases: The Marginalization of Children's Rights

Anna Lundberg.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

March 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 9647 words.

This article is based on a two-year research project, ‘The Best Interests of the Child – From Words to Deeds’. The aim of the article is to present and highlight findings on the discrepancy...

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Between Insurrectional Discourse and Operational Guidance: Challenges and Dilemmas in Implementing Human Rights-Based Approaches to Health

Alicia Ely Yamin and Rebecca Cantor.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

November 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 14443 words.

Whether the future ‘sustainable development’ framework advances the rights of the immiserated around the globe will depend not just on the language in the global documents. It will...

Between War and Peace: Monitoring Guidelines for Child Soldiers in Nepal's Peace Process

Edward Thomas.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

March 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 10880 words.

The UN Security Council has set up a wide-ranging monitoring regime for child recruitment and use for armed conflict. This is a particularly complex task for two reasons: first,...

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Beyond ‘New Humanitarianism’: Physicians for Human Rights–Israel's Mobile Clinic and Open Clinic on the Interface of Social Justice, Human Rights and Medical Relief

Dani Filc, Nadav Davidovitch and Nora Gottlieb.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

February 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 9067 words.

The present article examines two projects of Physicians for Human Rights–Israel (PHR–IL)—a clinic in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and a clinic for undocumented migrant workers and...

Beyond Transitional Justice: Exploring Continuities in Human Rights Abuses in Argentina between 1976 and 2010

Francesca Lessa.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

March 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 9643 words.

The article constitutes an initial attempt to combine the insights provided by the disciplines of Transitional Justice (TJ) and human rights, and it originates from a concern with the...

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Breaking the Web of Passivity: Public Response to Human Rights Violations

Mark Lattimer.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

July 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 1545 words.

Building their Own Stage: Constructing the New Worker in China

Hatla Thelle.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

July 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 10196 words.

This article describes the activities of a small Chinese organization established with the aim of protecting internal migrant workers' rights in China. The organization provides services to...

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A Call for State Action to Prevent the Recruitment and Use of Children as Soldiers in State Armed Forces and State Allied Armed Groups

Ilene Cohn.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

March 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 3978 words.

This Review Essay conveys the key points made in this thoroughly researched publication by Child Soldiers International on state responsibility to prevent child recruitment and use by state...

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Cameras Everywhere: Ubiquitous Video Documentation of Human Rights, New Forms of Video Advocacy, and Considerations of Safety, Security, Dignity and Consent

Sam Gregory.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

July 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 6871 words.

Peter Gabriel and other allies created WITNESS nearly 20 years ago – shortly after the Rodney King incident in Los Angeles. At the time, our founders asked: ‘What if every human rights...

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A Case Study of the Socialization of Human Rights Language and Norms in Maldives: Process, Impact and Challenges

Ahmed Shahid and Hilary Yerbury.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

July 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 9981 words.

The introduction of the language and social values expounded through the discourse of human rights, within the domestic societal and political structures of countries where they were...

The Challenge of Adopting Sexual Orientation Resolutions at the UN Human Rights Council

Eduard Jordaan.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

July 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 6296 words.

Since the mid-1990s, UN special procedures reports have increasingly addressed human rights violations related to sexual orientation. However, it was not until 2011 that the first UN...

Challenges in Providing Legal Aid to Displaced Persons Following Armed Conflict: Lessons Learned from Kosovo

R. Dule Vicovac.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

March 2013; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 4127 words.

This Practice Note is the third in a continuing series of personal reflections on human rights practice today. This series, Practice in the First Person, aims to provide occasional...

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