International human rights law

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  • Classic Liberalism

    Immanuel Kant, assumes that the international system is anarchic but also believes that peace is possible for peace through cooperation. Liberals believe that the international law "is a way of structuring "patterns of individual and group interaction in transnational society, patterns which, in turn, create interests that make up and constrain state action," (Burly, 1993-230). Liberals also stress the importance of liberal values, such as democracy, within the international system. In light of…

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  • International Humanitarian Law

    issue in the international criminal law and for a genuine international criminal law to emerge which goes beyond the sovereignty of individual states. The basic meaning of International Humanitarian Law is derived from the idea of rules that seek to limit the effect of armed conflict, for humanitarian reasons. It seeks to protect people who are not participants in the hostilities and also restricts the means and methods of warfare. International humanitarian law is also known as ‘The law of war…

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  • Universal Human Rights In Context

    This essay asks us whether universal human rights law needs to be understood within local contexts in order to be effective. Simply put the answer is no. In fact, the opposite is true. Local context, culture to be more specific, needs to be understood in respect of universal human rights law. Gone are the days of isolated societies acting with impunity under their own laws subject to no scrutiny. Today’s world is one where borders are porous, people are connected via television and the Internet,…

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  • Negative Implications Of Globalization And Human Rights Around The World

    torture and crimes of the world in real time. Hence, globalization brought together a United Nations to protect human rights worldwide. Globalization has effectively impacted positively on human rights around the world. First, the system brings countries together under one…

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  • Promotion And Enforcement Of Human Rights

    enforcement of human rights on an international level. Those bodies that are not able to enforce decisions or laws primarily deal with the promotion of these rights. These include non-legal responses such as the media and non-government organisations. They must work in conjunction with courts and tribunals that do have adequate power to enforce their findings although these are often very costly options. Each response has at least some effect on the promotion and enforcement of human rights…

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  • What Is Amnesty International?

    INTRODUCTION Amnesty International is a global movement of people campaigning for internationally recognized human rights to be respected and protected. A worldwide voluntary based membership organization holding more than 3 million supports, members and activists from across 150 countries and territories. The amnesty international is one of the world’s largest organizations campaigning for human rights, consisting of sections, affiliated groups and individual members. It is a non-profit Non…

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  • Arguments Against International Adoption

    the core of this debate is the basic human rights issue. According to Gunner, Bruce, and Grotevant (2000) supporters of international adoption see international adoption as giving children the most fundamental human rights, the right to have a loving family who will give them their basic needs to grow up healthy and have a fulfilling life. But on the flip side those that oppose international adoption argue that it’s in fact violating these children’s human rights along with those of their birth…

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  • Exploratory Essay On Child Marriage

    significant human rights violation—has seemingly continued unabated in the region. This exploratory essay aims to understand why the practice of child marriage remains in India. The paper will first provide a general definition of child marriage through the lens of human rights norms, as well as analyze how India is obligated to prohibit this violation. It will then explore several causes that have contributed to the continuance of this human rights crisis in India. Child Marriage &…

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  • Ikea Social Responsibility Case Study

    creates challenges for organizations like IKEA to develop and communicate CSR policies. For example, two external stakeholders IKEA has an existing relationships with are the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Save the Children. Both organizations have social and economic agendas that include human and labour rights (IKEA, 2008). Rangan Exports, an IKEA supplier is another example of an external stakeholder. Rangan Exports was one of IKEA’s major suppliers and had willfully violated…

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  • Moving Business Abroad Case Study

    What pertinent aspects of U.S. law should the company be aware of in its goal to do business internationally? Alien Tort Claims Act of 1789, is a law that over the years have become a very important human rights tool for any infringement of a right. “Since 1980, the ATCA has been held to apply to human rights violations by agents of foreign nations occurring outside the United States.” (Sebok) This offers non US citizens the opportunity to bring civil liability lawsuits to the US courts for…

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