Effective Strategies For Protecting Human Rights: Economic Sanctions, Use of National Courts and International Fora and Coercive Power

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Effective Strategies For Protecting Human Rights: Economic Sanctions, Use of National Courts and International Fora and Coercive Power

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This text brings together the experiences of a diverse range of leading human rights advocates and activists to demonstrate strategies for protecting human rights. The book identifies strategic problems and approaches and offers a range of strategies for sanctioning human rights More...

offenders and for inhibiting the behaviour of those who might otherwise engage in such activities. The contributors include Noam Chomsky, Justice Richard Goldstone of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and David Rawson, United States Ambassador to Rwanda during the tragic genocide. Those who work in the disparate field of human rights increasingly understand the need to see the system strategically rather than piecemeal. This volume captures their insights and looks at both private and public actors, including the uses and limitations of international fora to prosecute violations. The focus is expanded to include private actions because political issues too often interfere with enforcement of human rights laws - allowing violators to hide behind the unwillingness of national governments to take action.

ISBN

0754622010

Publication Date

3-1-2001

Publisher

Ashgate Pub Ltd

City

Burlington, VT

Keywords

human rights, economic sanctions, prosecuting human rights violations

Disciplines

Human Rights Law | International Law

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David Barnhizer edited and contributed to this work.