An Encyclopedia of Human Rights in the United States, 2nd Edition

  • H. Victor Conde
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  • ISBN-10: 1592373011
  • ISBN-13: 9781592373017
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1835 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released October 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Overview

This two-volume set offers easy to grasp explanations of the basic concepts and laws in the field, with emphasis on human rights in the historical, political, and legal experience of the United States. This indispensable resource surveys the legal protection of human dignity in the United States, examines the sources of human rights norms, cites key legal cases, explains the role of international governmental and non-governmental organizations, and charts global, regional, and UN human rights measures.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Acknowledgments.
Table of Contents.
Other Frontmatter.
Foreword.
Introduction and User's Guide.
Introductory Essay.
Abbreviations.
1: Human Rights Terms A–Z.
2: Accountability/Accountable.
3: Admissibility (of Complaints, Petitions, Communications).
4: Advice and Consent of the U.S. Senate.
5: Affirmative Action.
6: Aid Conditionality.
7: Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA).
8: American Convention on Human Rights (ACHR).
9: American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Man (ADHR).
10: Amnesty.
11: Anti-Semitism.
12: Apartheid.
13: Arbitrary Arrest/Detention.
14: Arrest.
15: Asylum.
16: Atrocity.
17: Basic Human Rights.
18: Bearer.
19: Bigot(ED)/Bigotry.
20: Bill of Rights.
21: Binding.
22: Breach.
23: Bricker Amendment.
24: Broad-Mindedness.
25: Bureau of Human Rights, Democracy and Labor.
26: Capital Punishment.
27: Charter.
28: Children's Rights.
29: Civil Human Rights.
30: Civil Liberties.
31: Civil Rights.
32: Civil Society.
33: Civil War.
34: Collateral Damage.
35: Collective Human Rights.
36: Collective Punishment.
37: Combatant.
38: Command Responsibility.
39: Commission on Human Rights.
40: Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
41: Communication/Complaint Procedures.
42: Complementarity of Judicial Systems.
43: Compliance with Human Rights Norms.
44: Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE).
45: Conscientious Objection.
46: Convention.
47: Convention Against Torture, Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
48: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
49: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).
50: Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
51: Corporal Punishment.
52: Counterterrorism Measures.
53: Country Reports.
54: Country-Specific Legislation.
55: Covenant.
56: Crimes Against Humanity.
57: Crimes Against Peace.
58: Cruel or Unusual Treatment or Punishment.
59: Cultural Human Rights.
60: Cultural Relativism.
61: Culture of Human Rights.
62: Culture of Impunity.
63: Culture of Peace.
64: Customary International Law.
65: Declaration/Declarations.
66: Declaration of Independence.
67: Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
68: Deportation.
69: Derogation/Derogable Human Rights.
70: Detention.
71: Development (Economic/Sustainable).
72: Disability.
73: Disappearance.
74: Discrimination.
75: Diversity.
76: Domestic Remedy.
77: Double Standard/Dual Standard.
78: Due Process of Law.
79: Duty.
80: Economic Human Rights.
81: Effective Domestic Remedy.
82: Effectiveness (Principle of).
83: Enhanced/Robust Interrogation Techniques.
84: Entry into Force (EIF).
85: Environmental Racism.
86: Equality/Equality Before the Law.
87: Ethnic Cleansing.
88: Ethnic Minority.
89: Exceptionalism.
90: Excessive Force.
91: Executive Agreements (EA).
92: Executive Orders.
93: Exhaustion of Domestic Remedies.
94: Expropriation.
95: Extradition.
96: Extrajudicial Killing.
97: Fact-Finding.
98: Fair Trial.
99: Federal Clause.
100: First Generation Human Rights.
101: Foreign Sovereignty Immunity Act (FSIA).
102: Forum of Shame.
103: “Four Freedoms”.
104: Free and Fair Elections.
105: Freedom.
106: Freedom of Expression.
107: Fundamental Rights/Freedoms.
108: Gender-Based Violence.
109: Gender Discrimination.
110: General Comments (U.N. HR Committee).
111: General Human Rights Legislation.
112: Geneva Conventions of 1949 (GC).
113: Genocide/Genocide Convention.
114: Good Governance.
115: Grave Breaches.
116: Gross Human Rights Violation.
117: Habeas Corpus Proceedings.
118: Hard Core Human Rights.
119: Harkin Amendment.
120: Hate Crime.
121: Hate Speech.
122: Helsinki Final Act of 1975/Helsinki Accords.
123: High Commissioner for Human Rights.
124: Holocaust.
125: Human Dignity.
126: Human Right(s).
127: Human Rights Committee (U.N.).
128: Human Rights Council (U.N.).
129: Human Rights Defenders.
130: Human Rights Education.
131: Human Rights Reports.
132: Human Rights Violation.
133: Human Security.
134: Humanitarian Intervention.
135: Humanitarian Law.
136: Illegal Alien.
137: Immigration.
138: Immunity.
139: Implementing Legislation.
140: Impunity.
141: Inalienable Rights.
142: Incommunicado Detention.
143: Independent and Impartial Judiciary.
144: Indigenous Peoples or Populations.
145: Indiscriminate Attack/Force.
146: Individual Complaint.
147: Individual Criminal Responsibility.
148: Individual Rights.
149: Indivisibility (Principle of).
150: Inherent Human Rights.
151: Inhuman Treatment or Punishment.
152: Inhumane Treatment.
153: Inter-Dependence (Principle of).
154: Inter-Governmental Organization (IGO).
155: Inter-Relatedness (Principle of).
156: Interference.
157: Internally Displaced Person (IDP).
158: International Bill of Rights.
159: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
160: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
161: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).
162: International Criminal Court (ICC).
163: International Criminal Law.
164: International Financial Institution (IFI).
165: International Human Rights Law.
166: Interpretation.
167: Interstate Complaint.
168: Intolerance.
169: Involuntary Servitude.
170: Jackson-Vanik Amendment.
171: Law of Armed Conflict.
172: Legality (Principle of).
173: Liberty.
174: Liberty and Security of Person.
175: Lieber Code.
176: Limitation.
177: Link/Linkage.
178: Massacre.
179: Methods or Means of Combat.
180: Military Commission/Tribunal.
181: Military/Belligerent Occupation (Law).
182: Minority/Minority Rights.
183: Monitor.
184: Most Favored Nation (MFN) Trading Status.
185: Multilateral Forum.
186: National Consensus.
187: National Security.
188: National Self-Interest.