Watching Human RightsWatching Human Rights

Yet, notwithstanding its importance to human rights, film has received virtually no scholarly attention and thus one of the primary goals of this book is to begin to fill this gap.

Author: Mark Gibney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317249351


Page: 230

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In order to be able to protect human rights, it is first necessary to see the denial of those rights. Aside from experiencing human rights violations directly, either as a victim or as an eyewitness, more than any other medium film is able to bring us closer to this aspect of the human experience. Yet, notwithstanding its importance to human rights, film has received virtually no scholarly attention and thus one of the primary goals of this book is to begin to fill this gap. From an historical perspective, human rights were not at all self-evident by reason alone, but had to gain standing through an appeal to human emotions found in novels as well as in works of moral philosophy and legal theory. Although literature continues to play an important role in the human rights project, film is able to take us that much further, by universalizing the particular experience of others different from ourselves, the viewers. Watching Human Rights analyzes more than 100 of the finest human rights films ever made-documentaries, feature films, faux documentaries, animations, and even cartoons. It will introduce the reader to a wealth of films that might otherwise remain unknown, but it also shows the human rights themes in films that all of us are familiar with.

The International Human Rights MovementThe International Human Rights Movement

The report was subsequently published in book form as Report on Human Rights
in El Salvador, compiled by Americas Watch Committee (New York: Vintage
Books, 1982). 4. two examples might be cited of this opportunistic approach. to
call ...

Author: Aryeh Neier

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691159607


Page: 392

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During the past several decades, the international human rights movement has had a crucial hand in the struggle against totalitarian regimes, cruelties in wars, and crimes against humanity. Today, it grapples with the war against terror and subsequent abuses of government power. In The International Human Rights Movement, Aryeh Neier--a leading figure and a founder of the contemporary movement--offers a comprehensive and authoritative account of this global force, from its beginnings in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to its essential place in world affairs today. Neier combines analysis with personal experience, and gives a unique insider's perspective on the movement's goals, the disputes about its mission, and its rise to international importance. Discussing the movement's origins, Neier looks at the dissenters who fought for religious freedoms in seventeenth-century England and the abolitionists who opposed slavery before the Civil War era. He pays special attention to the period from the 1970s onward, and he describes the growth of the human rights movement after the Helsinki Accords, the roles played by American presidential administrations, and the astonishing Arab revolutions of 2011. Neier argues that the contemporary human rights movement was, to a large extent, an outgrowth of the Cold War, and he demonstrates how it became the driving influence in international law, institutions, and rights. Throughout, Neier highlights key figures, controversies, and organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, and he considers the challenges to come. Illuminating and insightful, The International Human Rights Movement is a remarkable account of a significant world movement, told by a key figure in its evolution.

Watching BriefWatching Brief

In Watching Brief, noted lawyer and human rights advocate Julian Burnside articulates a sensitive and intelligent defence of the rights of asylum-seekers and refugees, and the importance of protecting human rights and maintaining the rule ...

Author: Julian Burnside

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1921753854


Page: 320

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE AHRC'S ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS MEDALS AND AWARDS The first decade of the twenty-first century has seen a sharp decline in respect for human rights and the international rule of law. The legal conventions of the new realpolitik seem to owe more to Guantanamo than Geneva. Australia has tarnished its reputation in the field of human rights, through its support for illegal warfare, its failure to honour international conventions, its refusal to defend its citizens against secret rendition and illegal detention, and its introduction of secretive anti-sedition legislation and draconian anti-terror laws. In Watching Brief, noted lawyer and human rights advocate Julian Burnside articulates a sensitive and intelligent defence of the rights of asylum-seekers and refugees, and the importance of protecting human rights and maintaining the rule of law. He also explains the foundations of many of the key tenets of civil society, and takes us on a fascinating tour of some of the world’s most famous trials, where the outcome has often turned on prejudice, complacency, chance, or (more promisingly) the tenacity of supporters and the skill of advocates. Julian Burnside also looks at the impact of significant recent cases — including those involving David Hicks, Jack Thomas, and Van Nguyen — on contemporary Australian society. Watching Brief is a powerful and timely meditation on justice, law, human rights, and ethics, and ultimately on what constitutes a decent human society. It is also an impassioned and eloquent appeal for vigilance in an age of terror — when ‘national security’ is being used as an excuse to trample democratic principles, respect for the law, and human rights. PRAISE FOR JULIAN BURNSIDE ‘Watching Brief is cool and rational, providing uncomfortable detail in succinct prose. Burnside wants Australians to confront what is done in their name. Detaining asylum-seekers is wrong and illegal, and decent people should demand change … Like Zola in 1898, Burnside accuses his nation’s most senior leaders of complicity in injustice, of duplicity in their public statements. He condemns attacks on human rights and consequences for those wrongly and secretly imprisoned … Watching Brief is his argument for a new approach to human rights policy. Julian Burnside has produced a brief that deserves a wide audience and careful judgement.’ The Age ‘A fascinating read for anyone who burns with a passion for human decency and an interest in ethics.’ The Sunday Telegraph

Human Rights of the Romani MinorityHuman Rights of the Romani Minority

THE WESTERN RESPONSE With sadness we watch the action taken by Western
countries . These activities include ... This followed criticism by Western countries
and institutions watching human rights violations . It is our opinion that partial ...

Author: United States. Congress. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe


ISBN: PSU:000045431449


Page: 69

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Joyful Human RightsJoyful Human Rights

... help fight these abuses. We rarely dwell on human rights success stories, and
we rarely mention the necessity of selfcare let alone equip students with
recuperative methods. Students often report having difficulty watching human
rights films ...

Author: William Paul Simmons

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812295740


Page: 304

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In popular, legal, and academic discourses, the term "human rights" is now almost always discussed in relation to its opposite: human rights abuses. Syllabi, textbooks, and articles focus largely on victimization and trauma, with scarcely a mention of a positive dimension. Joy, especially, is often discounted and disregarded. William Paul Simmons asserts that there is a time and place—and necessity—in human rights work for being joyful. Joyful Human Rights leads us to challenge human rights' foundations afresh. Focusing on joy shifts the way we view victims, perpetrators, activists, and martyrs; and mitigates our propensity to express paternalistic or heroic attitudes toward human rights victims. Victims experience joy—indeed, it is often what sustains them and, in many cases, what best facilitates their recovery from trauma. Instead of reducing individuals merely to victim status or the tragedies they have experienced, human rights workers can help harmed individuals reclaim their full humanity, which includes positive emotions such as joy. A joy-centered approach provides new insights into foundational human rights issues such as motivations of perpetrators , trauma and survivorship, the work of social movements and activists, philosophical and historical origins of human rights, and the politicization of human rights. Many concepts rarely discussed in the field play important roles here, including social erotics, clowning, dancing, expressive arts therapy, posttraumatic growth, and the Buddhist terms metta (loving kindness) and mudita (sympathetic joy). Joyful Human Rights provides a new framework—one based upon a more comprehensive understanding of human experiences—for theorizing and practicing a more affirmative and robust notion of human rights.

Human Rights WatchHuman Rights Watch

One of the teachers told Human Rights Watch , “ Once the voter registration
started , the ZANU supporters started targeting us . They warned us that they
were watching us because we are teachers and that we would be chased from
the village ...



ISBN: IND:30000100309875



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Iraq Background on Human Rights Conditions 1984 1992Iraq Background on Human Rights Conditions 1984 1992

Sabrina Swamy , an intern with Middle East Watch , provided research
assistance . The document was edited by Andrew Whitley , executive director of
Middle East Watch and Cynthia Brown , a consultant to Human Rights Watch .
Middle East ...

Author: Virginia N. Sherry


ISBN: STANFORD:36105120916445


Page: 18

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Human Rights in the Maya RegionHuman Rights in the Maya Region

Then an army helicopter pilot attacked a CPR settlement while the un
representative Christian Tomuschat was watching . Human rights pressure forced
the army to end its offensives , acknowledge the CPRS as noncombatants , and
relax its ...

Author: Anonimo

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131677275


Page: 377

View: 461

DIVInvestigation of human rights and anthropology's involvement with human rights in Mesoamerica, a region which has become one of a handful of testing grounds for this theme in the world./div

Life Human RightsLife Human Rights

Human Rights Watch did not interview any refugees who had been sent to so -
called political prison camps or administrative camps ( Kwanriso ) upon
repatriation , but several claimed to know of cases where the relatives of
defectors had ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105133516497



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Human RightsHuman Rights

been able to improve human rights in various countries through negotiation . ...
difficult to incarcerate someone without just cause when others around the world
are watching Amnesty also works to prevent and reduce torture around the world

Author: Nina Redman

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023112118


Page: 301

View: 125

Assesses the extent of human rights abuses around the world, and lists human rights organizations, sources for further information, and United Nations documents related to human rights issues

The Bush Administration s Record on Human Rights in 1989The Bush Administration s Record on Human Rights in 1989

Human Rights Watch (Organization). PARAGUAY General Alfredo Stroessner
was overthrown on February 3 , 1989 , in a violent coup that abruptly ended his
34 - year rule . He was replaced by General Andrés Rodríguez . It is notable that
in ...

Author: Human Rights Watch (Organization)


ISBN: UVA:X002077904


Page: 295

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