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Half the Sky

by Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl Wudunn

#1 National Bestseller

From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world....


A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

by Jimmy Carter

In the highly acclaimed bestselling A Call to Action, President Jimmy Carter addresses the world’s most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: the ongoing discrimination and violence...


Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power: Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power

by Joseph Margulies

In his address to the nation on September 20, 2001, President Bush declared war on terrorism and set in motion a detention policy unlike any we have ever seen. Since then, the United States has seized thousands...


The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide

Lionel Gelber Prize 2014

by Gary J. Bass

A riveting history—the first full account—of the involvement of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger in the 1971 atrocities in Bangladesh that led to war between India and Pakistan, shaped the fate of Asia,...


Saudi Babylon

by Mark Hollingsworth & Sandy Mitchell

When Sandy Mitchell was arrested for his alleged involvement in two bombings in Saudi Arabia in December 2000, he thought it was a case of mistaken identity and that he would soon be released. Instead, he spent...


The Favored Daughter

by Fawzia Koofi & Nadene Ghouri

The nineteenth daughter of a local village leader in rural Afghanistan, Fawzia Koofi was left to die in the sun after birth by her mother. But she survived, and perseverance in the face of extreme hardship has...


The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East

by Marc Lynch

Barely a year after the self-immolation of a young fruit seller in Tunisia, a vast wave of popular protest has convulsed the Middle East, overthrowing long-ruling dictators and transforming the region’s politics...


Human Security, Changing States and Global Responses: Institutions and Practices

by Sangmin Bae & Makoto Maruyama

This book critically assesses the human security challenges faced by states, focusing on how and to what extent the state is influenced by global structures and operations.

Having grown rapidly since the 1990s,...


Refugees and the Myth of Human Rights: Life Outside the Pale of the Law

by Emma Larking

Most Western liberal democracies are parties to the United Nations Refugees Convention and all are committed to the recognition of basic human rights, but they also spend billions fortifying their borders, detaining...


The Quest for Constitutionalism: South Africa since 1994

by Hugh Corder, Veronica Federico & Romano Orrù

This volume provides a timely assessment on the progress made towards the achievement of a constitutional democracy in South Africa. The chapters collectively present an in-depth analysis of the development...


The Exclusionary Rule of Evidence: Comparative Analysis and Proposals for Reform

by Kuo-hsing Hsieh

This book argues the need for the establishment of an exclusionary rule of evidence in China as a means of protecting the people from police wrongdoing. In support of the argument and as a means of developing...


The Darfur Refugees’ Plight

by Anna Praz

The Darfur crisis has left behind a profound legacy of displacement, with some 300,000 refugees camped on the Chadian side of the border and about 2 million displaced internally within Darfur. Despite a reduction...


Disability and Social Movements: Learning from Australian Experiences

by Rachel Carling-Jenkins

This book provides the reader with a ground-breaking understanding of disability and social movements. By describing how disability is philosophically, historically, and theoretically positioned, Carling-Jenkins...


Chinese Heroes

by Tom Rousseau

The Chinese political system has an intrinsic attractiveness, one amplified by recent Western media's depiction of a booming China and declining West. Whether such a system is sustainable long-term, however,...


Declarations of Interdependence: A Legal Pluralist Approach to Indigenous Rights

by Kirsten Anker

This book takes up the postcolonial challenge for law and explains how the problems of legal recognition for Indigenous peoples are tied to an orthodox theory of law. The author focuses on prominent aspects...


Victims of Terrorism: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Study

by Orla Lynch & Javier Argomaniz

This book examines the politicisation of victims of terrorism and the reality of the victimisation experience within the broader field of terrorism and the resulting conflict.

Victims of terrorism are a unique...


Tort Liability for Human Rights Abuses

by George P Fletcher

This book challenges the community of international lawyers to think again about how they can use the Alien Tort Statute.


Human Rights and Private Law: Privacy as Autonomy

by Katja S Ziegler

This book considers the horizontal application of human rights after Douglas v Hello, Campbell v MGN and Caroline von Hannover v Germany.


Nonsense upon Stilts (Routledge Revivals): Bentham, Burke and Marx on the Rights of Man

by Jeremy Waldron

In Nonsense upon Stilts¸ first published in 1987, Waldron includes and discusses extracts from three classic critiques of the idea of natural rights embodied in the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and...


Liu Xiaobo's Empty Chair: Chronicling the Reform Movement Beijing Fears Most; Includes the Full Text of Charter 08 and Other Primary Documents

by Perry Link

When the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced it was awarding the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to the Chinese literary critic and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo, it made special note of his role in writing a remarkable...