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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

The world’s discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter’s call to action.

President Carter...


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,...


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...


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...


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.


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...


Human Rights and the Body: Hidden in Plain Sight

by Annabelle Mooney

This study brings research in linguistics and the way in which the body is written upon to bear on discourse on human rights and the body. Drawing on legal concepts and aspects of the law of human rights, the...


Guantanamo's Child: The Untold Story of Omar Khadr

by Michelle Shephard

A prize-winning journalist tells the troubling story of Canadian Omar Khadr, who has spent a quarter of his life growing up in Guantanamo Bay.

Khadr was captured in Afghanistan in July 2002 at the age of 15....


Justice Belied

by Sébastien Chartrand & John Philpot

For the first time in a book, defence counsel, investigators, journalists, and academics pool their knowledge and experience to answer the burning questions. What has happened to the fundamental principles of...


The Aporia of Rights: Explorations in Citizenship in the Era of Human Rights

by Anna Yeatman & Peg Birmingham

The Aporia of Rights is an exploration of the perplexities of human rights, and their inevitable and important intersection with the idea of citizenship. Written by political theorists and philosophers, essays...