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            Humanization of Arms Control: Paving the Way for a World free of Nuclear Weapons
             

            Humanization of Arms Control: Paving the Way for a World free of Nuclear Weapons (Paperback)

            By Rietiker, Daniel

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            Despite clear legal rules and political commitments, no significant progress has been made in nuclear disarmament for two decades. Moreover, not even the use of these weapons has been banned to date. New ideas and strategies are therefore necessary. The author explores an alterna...tive approach to arms control focusing on the human dimension rather than on States' security: humanization of arms control! The book explores the preparatory work on arms control treaties and in particular the role of civil society. It analyzes the positive experiences of the movements against chemical weapons, anti-personnel mines, and cluster munitions, as well as the recent conclusion of the Arms Trade Treaty. The author examines the question of whether civil society will be able to replicate the success strategies that have been used, in particular, in the field of anti-personnel mines (Ottawa Convention) and cluster munitions (Oslo Convention) in the nuclear weapons field. Is there any reason why the most destructive weapons should not be outlawed by a legally binding instrument? The book also explains the effects of weapons, especially nuclear weapons, on human beings, the environment, and global development, thereby focusing on vulnerable groups, such as indigenous peoples, women, and children. It takes a broad approach to human rights, including economic, social, and cultural rights. The author concludes that the use of nuclear weapons is illegal under international humanitarian and human rights law and, moreover, constitutes international crimes under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. In his general conclusions, the author makes concrete proposals for the progress toward a world without nuclear weapons.
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            ISBN 9780367267018
            Released NZ 22 Mar 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Research in the Law of Armed Conflict
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            Courting Gender Justice: Russia, Turkey, and the European Court of Human Rights

            Courting Gender Justice: Russia, Turkey, and the European Court of Human Rights (Hardback)

            By Sundstrom, Lisa McIntosh; Sperling, Valerie; Sayoglu, Melike

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            Women and the LGBT community in Russia and Turkey face pervasive discrimination. Only a small percentage dare to challenge their mistreatment in court. Facing domestic police and judges who often refuse to recognize discrimination, a small minority of activists have exhausted the...ir domestic appeals and then turned to their last hope: the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The ECtHR, located in Strasbourg, France, is widely regarded as the most effective international human rights court in existence. Russian citizens whose rights have been violated at home have brought tens of thousands of cases to the ECtHR over the past two decades. But only one of these cases resulted in a finding of gender discrimination by the ECtHR-and that case was brought by a man. By comparison, the Court has found gender discrimination more frequently in decisions on Turkish cases. Courting Gender Justice explores the obstacles that confront citizens, activists, and lawyers who try to bring gender discrimination cases to court. To shed light on the factors that make rare victories possible in discrimination cases, the book draws comparisons among forms of discrimination faced by women and LGBT people in Russia and Turkey. Based on interviews with human rights and feminist activists and lawyers in Russia and Turkey, this engaging book grounds the law in the personal experiences of individual people fighting to defend their rights.
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            ISBN 9780190932831
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            The Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal: Law, History, and Jurisprudence

            The Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal: Law, History, and Jurisprudence (Hardback)

            By Cohen, David; Totani, Yuma

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            Challenges the persistent orthodoxies of the Tokyo tribunal and provides a new framework for evaluating the trial, revealing its importance to international jurisprudence.

            ISBN 9781107119703
            Released NZ 28 Feb 2019
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
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            Justice Framed: A Genealogy of Transitional Justice

            Justice Framed: A Genealogy of Transitional Justice (Hardback)

            By Zunino, Marcos

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            A new perspective on the history of transitional justice and why the discourse prioritises particular responses to human rights violations.

            ISBN 9781108475259
            Released NZ 14 Mar 2019
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Just War and the Responsibility to Protect: A Critique
             

            Just War and the Responsibility to Protect: A Critique (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dunford, Robin; Neu, Michael

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            A clear, comprehensive and convincing critique of the 'Just War' and 'R2P' doctrines.

            ISBN 9781786991508
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2019
            Publisher Zed Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Global study on smuggling of migrants 2018: a checklist for internal inspection mechanisms
             

            Global study on smuggling of migrants 2018: a checklist for internal inspection mechanisms (Paperback)

            By United Nations: Office on Drugs and Crime

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            Shows that migrant smuggling routes affect every part of the world. This report is based on an extensive review of existing data and literature. It presents detailed information about key smuggling routes, the profiles of smugglers and smuggled migrants, the modus operandi of smu...gglers and the risks that smuggled migrants face.
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            ISBN 9789211303506
            Released NZ 28 Feb 2019
            Publisher United Nations
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            Just War and the Responsibility to Protect: A Critique
             

            Just War and the Responsibility to Protect: A Critique (Hardback)

            By Dunford, Robin; Neu, Michael

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            A clear, comprehensive and convincing critique of the 'Just War' and 'R2P' doctrines.

            ISBN 9781786991515
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2019
            Publisher Zed Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Violence, Statistics, and the Politics of Accounting for the Dead
              

            Violence, Statistics, and the Politics of Accounting for the Dead (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016)

            Edited by Perouse de Montclos, Marc-Antoine; Minor, Elizabeth; Sinha, Samrat

            • RRP: $394.99
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            This book examines the methodological problems of accounting for the dead in armed conflicts as well as how the process itself is open to manipulation and controversy. Inspired by the work of the International Practitioner Network of casualty recording organizations, the book fea...tures thematic analysis, case studies and historical discussion on the use of the body count towards political, humanitarian and military ends. The book begins with a strategic analysis of the body count that introduces a general discussion on the measurement of war violence; its treatment by the media, humanitarian organizations, governments and the military; and its legal and political implications. It then examines the accounting for civilian war casualties in past and future conflicts, investigates the way the International Committee of the Red Cross has dealt with the issue of missing persons and the identification of dead bodies in armed conflicts and explores the role of statistics in aid policy debates, especially in regards to humanitarian workers. Next, the book details the field of casualty recording as practiced by civil society organizations, with insights from a study of 40 practitioners. It also features narrative case studies that detail the ways human losses were documented during recent conflicts in Northeastern India (2006-2009) and Croatia (1991-1995). In addition, one case study looks at the usefulness of casualty recording in engaging policymakers on the impacts of particular technologies of violence. This book offers an insightful investigation into violence, statistics and the politics of accounting for the dead. It will appeal to a broad audience of policy-makers, human rights activists, humanitarian practitioners as well as academics.
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            ISBN 9783319791746
            Released NZ 21 Mar 2019
            Publisher Springer International Publish
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Demographic Transformation and Socio-Economic Development
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