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HUMAN RIGHTS OF WOMEN DOMESTIC SERVANTS By Dr. Vidyadhar S. Naganahalli
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A right is a ‘liberty of doing or possessing something for the infringe¬ment of which there is a legal sanction’- describes Wanton's Law Lexicon. According to Venktaramaiya’s... More > Law Lexicon, ‘a right is an interest which is recognized and protected by law. As it can be protected by law, the possessor can enforce it by an appropriate action in a court’. In Shanti Kumar R. Canji v. Home Insurance Co., it has been further clarified that "a right is an averment of entitlement arising out of legal rules. A legal right may be conferred as a advantage or benefit conferred upon a person by a rule of law" (Vadackumchery, 1996).< Less
Women's Rights in Nigeria By Adeola Babatunde
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Nigerian women are undeniably Nigerians. The status bestow on them, rights and privileges enjoyed by other Nigerians. More so, statistics reveals that they constitute 69,086,302 of Nigeria’s... More > 140,431,790 population. This book examines the enforcement of women’s rights as human rights in Nigeria. In doing this, it considers customs, constitution, laws, policies, courts’ decisions as the court is the last hope of the common man and the place of obligations-imposing international and regional treaties ratified by Nigeria. Also it examines the difficulty of proper balancing of ideals like repressive customs versus societal standards, judicial activism versus Separation of Powers, inadequacy of laws versus non exhaustiveness of laws, international versus local laws supremacy.< Less
WOMEN'S RIGHTS IN NIGERIA By Adeola Babatunde
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Nigerian women are undeniably Nigerians. The status bestow on them, rights and privileges enjoyed by other Nigerians. More so, statistics reveals that they constitute 69,086,302 of Nigeria’s... More > 140,431,790 population. This book examines the enforcement of women’s rights as human rights in Nigeria. In doing this, it considers customs, constitution, laws, policies, courts’ decisions as the court is the last hope of the common man and the place of obligations-imposing international and regional treaties ratified by Nigeria. Also it examines the difficulty of proper balancing of ideals like repressive customs versus societal standards, judicial activism versus Separation of Powers, inadequacy of laws versus non exhaustiveness of laws, international versus local laws supremacy.< Less
Human Rights in Our Time By Paul J. Magnarella
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An excellent introduction to international human rights, written for college students and general readers. It explains the foundation for universal human rights, key UN conventions; the rights of... More > women, children, indigenous people; international humanitarian law, UN Criminal Tribunals, universalism vs relativism, regional human rights systems; human rights practices in China, Gaza, the US, Rwanda, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Tanzania; torture, genocide, universal jurisdiction, human rights reporting and assessment. It also introduces readers to important human rights NGOs. The appendix contains key UN Human Rights Conventions. The author served as Expert-on-Mission with the UN Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and is Director of Peace and Justice Studies at Warren Wilson College.< Less
Human Rights in Our Time By Paul J. Magnarella
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An excellent introduction to international human rights, written for college students and general readers. It explains the foundation for universal human rights, key UN conventions; the rights of... More > women, children, indigenous people; international humanitarian law, UN Criminal Tribunals, universalism vs relativism, regional human rights systems; human rights practices in China, Gaza, the US, Rwanda, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Tanzania; torture, genocide, universal jurisdiction, human rights reporting and assessment. It also introduces readers to important human rights NGOs. The appendix contains key UN Human Rights Conventions. The author served as Expert-on-Mission with the UN Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and is Director of Peace and Justice Studies at Warren Wilson College.< Less
Women, Suffrage and Rights By Farrukh Khan
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The movement of women towards emancipation and liberation in the United States of America was a long and arduous struggle that was to last more than half a century, with many contributions and... More > perspectives shaping the struggle. However, it was this struggle for women’s rights that was the basis of the freedom that is enjoyed by women in the United States of America today and perhaps even elsewhere. This brief essay presents a discussion about the perspectives that were contributed by Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Amelia Bloomer who were amongst the more prominent personalities of the time of struggle for women’s right in America.< Less
Women, Suffrage and Rights By Farrukh Khan
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The movement of women towards emancipation and liberation in the United States of America was a long and arduous struggle that was to last more than half a century, with many contributions and... More > perspectives shaping the struggle. However, it was this struggle for women’s rights that was the basis of the freedom that is enjoyed by women in the United States of America today and perhaps even elsewhere. This brief essay presents a discussion about the perspectives that were contributed by Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Amelia Bloomer who were amongst the more prominent personalities of the time of struggle for women’s right in America.< Less
Little Wings: Political Liberalism and Fighting for Women’s Rights to Healthcare and Education in Tibet By Molly Nelson
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A look at political liberalism and its role in women's access to education and healthcare in Tibet.
Little Wings: Political Liberalism and Fighting for Women’s Rights to Healthcare and Education in Tibet By Molly Nelson
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A look at political liberalism and its role in women's access to education and healthcare in Tibet.
Rape as a Weapon of War: Accountability for Sexual Violence in Conflict By Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law of the Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate
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The subject of this hearing is "Rape as a Weapon of War: Accountability for Sexual Violence in Conflict." This is the first-ever congressional hearing on sexual violence in conflict. It is... More > a sad testament to our failure to take action to stop this horrific human rights abuse. Today we will discuss the systematic and deliberate use of rape as a weapon of war to humiliate, expel, and destroy communities. Tragically, mass rape has been a feature common to recent conflicts in Bosnia, Darfur, the Democratic Republic of Congo, East Timor, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone. It is not new or unique to these conflicts. In World War II, the Japanese Imperial Army raped an estimated 20,000 women, ranging from infants to the elderly, in the city of Nanking in China in a 1-month period.< Less