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Gender Violence & Human Rights: Seeking Justice in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu

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ISBN: 9781760460709 Year: DOI: 10.22459/GVHR.12.2016 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science --- Gender Studies --- Social Sciences --- Medicine (General)
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The postcolonial states of Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu operate today in a global arena in which human rights are widely accepted. As ratifiers of UN treaties such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, these Pacific Island countries have committed to promoting women’s and girls’ rights, including the right to a life free of violence. Yet local, national and regional gender values are not always consistent with the principles of gender equality and women’s rights that undergird these globalising conventions. This volume critically interrogates the relation between gender violence and human rights as these three countries and their communities and citizens engage with, appropriate, modify and at times resist human rights principles and their implications for gender violence. Grounded in extensive anthropological, historical and legal research, the volume should prove a crucial resource for the many scholars, policymakers and activists who are concerned about the urgent and ubiquitous problem of gender violence in the western Pacific.

Technicians of Human Dignity

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ISBN: 9780823274888 Year: Pages: 336 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_605861 Language: English
Publisher: Fordham University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Medicine (General)
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Technicians of Human Dignity traces the extraordinary rise of human dignity as a defining concern of religious, political, and bioethical institutions over the last half century and offers original insight into how human dignity has become threatened by its own success. The global expansion of dignitarian politics has left dignity without a stable set of meanings or referents, unsettling contemporary economies of life and power. Engaging anthropology, theology, and bioethics, Bennett grapples with contemporary efforts to mobilize human dignity as a counter-response to the biopolitics of the human body, and the breakdowns this has generated. To do this, he investigates how actors in pivotal institutions —the Vatican, the United Nations, U.S. Federal Bioethics—reconceived human dignity as the bearer of intrinsic worth, only to become frustrated by the Sisyphean struggle of turning its conceptions into practice. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Manual on the Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation for Practitioners

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ISBN: 9781780407449 9781780407432 Year: Pages: 120 DOI: 10.2166/9781780407449 Language: English
Publisher: IWA Publishing
Subject: Environmental Technology --- Science (General)
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"The Manual highlights the human rights principles and criteria in relation to drinking water and sanitation. It explains the international legal obligations in terms of operational policies and practice that will support the progressive realisation of universal access. The Manual introduces a human rights perspective that will add value to informed decision making in the daily routine of operators, managers and regulators. It also encourages its readership to engage actively in national dialogues where the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation are translated into national and local policies, laws and regulations. Creating such an enabling environment is, in fact, only the first step in the process towards progressive realisation. Allocation of roles and responsibilities is the next step, in an updated institutional and operational set up that helps apply a human rights lens to the process of reviewing and revising the essential functions of operators, service providers and regulators."

Document sobre envelliment i vulnerabilitat

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Book Series: Col·lecció de Bioètica ISBN: 9788447540532 Year: Pages: 64 Language: Catalan, Spanish, English
Publisher: Publicacions i Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona
Subject: Philosophy --- Internal medicine
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Els plantejaments i les recomanacions que es fan en aquest Document desitgen promoure millores en la qualitat de vida de les persones grans, fomentant la presa de decisions prèvies —tant individuals com socials— i reivindicant la promoció dels valors de solidaritat i de no-discriminació.

Der Schutz der öffentlichen Ordnung und Sicherheit im Rahmen der internationalen Schutzgewährung

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ISBN: 9783941159044 9783941159051 Year: Pages: 324 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_624830 Language: German
Publisher: Carl Grossmann Verlag Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 170367
Subject: Law
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Europe is currently facing one of the biggest influx of refugees and displaced people since the end of the wars in the Balkans. At the same time, there has also been an increase in terroristic attacks in recent years. States seem to fear a correlation between these two developments, and refugees and asylum seekers are increasingly seen as risks to national security. This doctoral thesis contains a thorough analysis of those provisions of the EU Asylum Qualification Directive which aim to address these concerns, and allow for the exclusion of certain persons from international protection, the restriction of their status rights, or even the revocation or ending of protection. It argues that it is possible and imperative to uphold the standards of international refugee and human rights law even in the face of exacerbated security concerns of the Member States.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century

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Book Series: Open Reports Series ISBN: 9781783742202 Year: Pages: 146 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0091 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: History
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"The Global Citizenship Commission was convened, under the leadership of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the auspices of NYU’s Global Institute for Advanced Study, to re-examine the spirit and stirring words of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The result – this volume – offers a 21st-century commentary on the original document, furthering the work of human rights and illuminating the ideal of global citizenship. What does it mean for each of us to be members of a global community? Since 1948, the Declaration has stood as a beacon and a standard for a better world. Yet the work of making its ideals real is far from over. Hideous and systemic human rights abuses continue to be perpetrated at an alarming rate around the world. Too many people, particularly those in power, are hostile to human rights or indifferent to their claims. Meanwhile, our global interdependence deepens.&#xD;Bringing together world leaders and thinkers in the fields of politics, ethics, and philosophy, the Commission set out to develop a common understanding of the meaning of global citizenship – one that arises from basic human rights and empowers every individual in the world. This landmark report affirms the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and seeks to renew the 1948 enterprise, and the very ideal of the human family, for our day and generation."

Die medizinische Versorgung von Menschen ohne Papiere in Deutschland

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Book Series: Menschenrechte in der Medizin / Human Rights in Healthcare ISBN: 9783837634723 9783839434727 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839434727 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103363
Subject: Social Sciences
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Deutschland hat sich in internationalen Abkommen dazu bekannt, das Menschenrecht auf eine medizinische Versorgung zu achten, zu schützen und zu gewährleisten. Dessen ungeachtet sind in Deutschland Migrantinnen und Migranten ohne Papiere faktisch von der Gesundheitsversorgung ausgeschlossen - Ausnahmen gelten lediglich für medizinische Notfälle, bestimmte Infektionserkrankungen und Schutzimpfungen. Auf Grundlage erstmals durchgeführter Erhebungen an Gesundheitsämtern und Krankenhäusern unternimmt Maren Mylius eine Bestandsaufnahme der tatsächlichen Zugangswege für die Betroffenen und veranschaulicht die Folgen der #on("i")#exklusiven#off("i")# Regelungen anhand von Fallbeispielen und Interviews.

Refugees and the Ethics of Forced Displacement

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ISBN: 9780415712613 9781315883854 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102662
Subject: Philosophy
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This book is a philosophical analysis of the ethical treatment of refugees and stateless people, a group of people who, though extremely important politically, have been greatly under theorized philosophically. The limited philosophical discussion of refugees by philosophers focuses narrowly on the question of whether or not we, as members of Western states, have moral obligations to admit refugees into our countries. This book reframes this debate and shows why it is important to think ethically about people who will never be resettled and who live for prolonged periods outside of all political communities. Parekh shows why philosophers ought to be concerned with ethical norms that will help stateless people mitigate the harms of statelessness even while they remain formally excluded from states.

Political Transition and Inclusive Development in Malawi

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in African Development ISBN: 9781138925212 9781315683898 Year: Pages: 222 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Economics --- Political Science --- Sociology
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Malawi is among the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa that has witnessed significant improvements in relation to meeting the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets. It exhibits some of the main challenges facing African democracies while they attempt to consolidate the benefits of democratisation. Political Transition and Inclusive Development in Malawi critically analyses opportunities and constraints related to the impact of democracy on development in one of the world’s poorest countries. The book explores how, and to what extent, processes related to democratic and economic governance can be strengthened in order to make political and administrative authorities more responsive to development needs. It also considers characteristics of successful implementation of public policy and the effective and timely delivery of basic services in local contexts; increased citizen participation and dialogue with local government authorities; factors that enable civil society organisations to hold political and administrative officials to account; and better utilisation of academic research for improved evidence-based policy formulation and implementation. This volume will be of great interest to scholars in development studies, African studies, politics, law and anthropology, as well as policymakers and those interested in democracy, governance, human rights and the implementation of anti-poverty programmes, development administration and decentralisation. &#xD;

Das Menschenrecht auf Gesundheit

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Book Series: Menschenrechte in der Medizin / Human Rights in Healthcare ISBN: 9783837634716 9783839434710 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839434710 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103353
Subject: Social Sciences
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Wie können Menschenrechte im Gesundheitswesen respektiert und umgesetzt werden? Dieser Band, der aus einer Forschungsgruppe der "Emerging Fields Initiative" hervorgegangen ist und Ergebnisse einer langjährigen Kooperation von Expert_innen vorstellt, legt theoretische Grundlagen für das Recht auf Gesundheit und zeigt praktische Anwendungen in nationalen wie auch globalen Zusammenhängen. In Kooperation von Autor_innen aus Philosophie, Medizin, Ethik, Recht und Politikwissenschaft sowie unter Beachtung internationaler Perspektiven - u.a. aus der Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) - werden zentrale Fragen an der Schnittstelle von Menschenrechten und Medizinethik erörtert. Mit Beiträgen von Heiner Bielefeldt (Erlangen-Nürnberg/Genf), Lotta Eriksson (Stockholm), Andreas Frewer (Erlangen-Nürnberg), Christina Heinicke (Erlangen-Nürnberg), Michael Krennerich (Erlangen-Nürnberg), Amrei Müller (Oslo), Andreas Reis (Genf), Abha Saxena (Genf), Martina Schmidhuber (Erlangen-Nürnberg/Salzburg) und

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