"This title was first published in 2001: This book brings together the experiences of a diverse range of leading human rights advocates and activists to demonstrate strategies for protecting human rights. The volume identifies strategic problems and approaches and offers a range of strategies that hold promise for sanctioning human rights offenders and for inhibiting the behaviour of those who might otherwise engage in such activities. The contributors include, inter alia, Noam Chomsky, Justice Richard Goldstone of the Constitutional Court of South Africa who served as Chief Prosecutor of the UN War Crimes Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, 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."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter 1 Human Rights as a Strategic System chapter 2 Human Rights Priorities and Responsibilities for Citizens chapter 3 Torture in the U.S.-Connecting International Human Rights Standards to Abuse in American Prisons chapter 4 Tactical Innovations for Human Rights chapter 5 The Bureau des Avocats Intemationaux, a Victim- Centered Approach chapter 6 Toward a More Responsive Sovereignty: Confronting Human Rights Violations through National Reconstruction chapter 7 Protecting Civilians in Conflict and Post-Conflict Reconstruction chapter 8 Babe Politics and the Victim Subject: Negotiating Agency in Women's Human Rights chapter 9 Human Rights and the Future of International Politics: "Realism" and Global Humanism chapter 10 A Different Look at Sovereignty chapter 11 International Jurisdiction and Prosecutorial Crimes chapter 12 Coping with Chaos while Acting Justly: Lessons from Rwanda chapter 13 The United States' Approach to International Human Rights Law chapter 14 Prosecuting Violations of Human Rights in U.S. Courts: A Primer for the Justice Department on the Convention against Torture chapter 15 Why the International Criminal Court Should Have Jurisdiction Over Contemporary Forms of Slavery chapter 16 Will History Repeat Itself? Case Studies of Systemic Constraints on Defense Counsel in Historic International War Crimes Trials and the Need for Resource Parity chapter 17 The (Al)lure of the Genocide Trial: Justice, Reconciliation, and Reconstruction in Rwanda chapter 18 The Rights of Indigenous Peoples to a Healthy Environment and Use of Natural Resources under International Human Rights Law chapter 19 Civil Remedies for Gross Human Rights Violations chapter 20 Holding Multinational Corporations Accountable for Human and Environmental Rights Abuses.