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The Future of Human Rights

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Part of the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Timothy Endicott, Murray Hunt and Sandra Fredman discuss the future of human rights, looking at the human rights constitution, its critics and how to uphold human rights. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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human rights | politics | human rights constitution | alumni | human rights | politics | human rights constitution | alumni | 2010-09-24

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The Future of Human Rights

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Part of the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Timothy Endicott, Murray Hunt and Sandra Fredman discuss the future of human rights, looking at the human rights constitution, its critics and how to uphold human rights. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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human rights | politics | human rights constitution | alumni | human rights | politics | human rights constitution | alumni | 2010-09-24

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17.523 Ethnicity and Race in World Politics (MIT) 17.523 Ethnicity and Race in World Politics (MIT)

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Discerning the ethnic and racial dimensions of politics is considered by some indispensable to understanding contemporary world politics. This course seeks to answer fundamental questions about racial and ethnic politics. To begin, what are the bases of ethnic and racial identities? What accounts for political mobilization based upon such identities? What are the political claims and goals of such mobilization and is conflict between groups and/or with government forces inevitable? How do ethnic and racial identities intersect with other identities, such as gender and class, which are themselves the sources of social, political, and economic cleavages? Finally, how are domestic ethnic/racial politics connected to international human rights? To answer these questions, the course begins with Discerning the ethnic and racial dimensions of politics is considered by some indispensable to understanding contemporary world politics. This course seeks to answer fundamental questions about racial and ethnic politics. To begin, what are the bases of ethnic and racial identities? What accounts for political mobilization based upon such identities? What are the political claims and goals of such mobilization and is conflict between groups and/or with government forces inevitable? How do ethnic and racial identities intersect with other identities, such as gender and class, which are themselves the sources of social, political, and economic cleavages? Finally, how are domestic ethnic/racial politics connected to international human rights? To answer these questions, the course begins with

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ethnic | ethnic | ethnicity | ethnicity | race | race | politics | politics | racial | racial | racial politics | racial politics | ethnic politics | ethnic politics | mobilization | mobilization | identities | identities | gender | gender | class | class | economic | economic | international human rights | international human rights | human rights | human rights | ethnic identity | ethnic identity | africa | africa | asia | asia | latin america | latin america | europe | europe | united states | united states | darfur | darfur | sudan | sudan | bosnia | bosnia | rwanda | rwanda | sovereignty | sovereignty

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17.000J Political Philosophy: Global Justice (MIT) 17.000J Political Philosophy: Global Justice (MIT)

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This course explores the foundations and content of norms of justice that apply beyond the borders of a single state. We examine issues of political justice, economic justice, and human rights. Topics include the case for skepticism about global justice; the idea of global democracy; intellectual property rights; the nature of distributive justice at the global level; pluralism and human rights; and rights to control borders. It meets jointly with Harvard's Philosophy 271, and is taught by Professors Joshua Cohen, Thomas Scanlon, and Amartya Sen. Readings are from Kant, Habermas, Rawls, Sen, Beitz, Nussbaum, Stiglitz, Ignatieff, Walzer, among others. This course explores the foundations and content of norms of justice that apply beyond the borders of a single state. We examine issues of political justice, economic justice, and human rights. Topics include the case for skepticism about global justice; the idea of global democracy; intellectual property rights; the nature of distributive justice at the global level; pluralism and human rights; and rights to control borders. It meets jointly with Harvard's Philosophy 271, and is taught by Professors Joshua Cohen, Thomas Scanlon, and Amartya Sen. Readings are from Kant, Habermas, Rawls, Sen, Beitz, Nussbaum, Stiglitz, Ignatieff, Walzer, among others.

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norms of justice | norms of justice | interstate | interstate | political justice | political justice | economic justice | economic justice | human rights | human rights | skepticism about global justice | skepticism about global justice | global democracy | global democracy | intellectual property rights | intellectual property rights | nature of distributive justice | nature of distributive justice | pluralism and human rights | pluralism and human rights | rights to control borders | rights to control borders | Kant | Kant | Habermas | Habermas | Rawls | Rawls | Sen | Sen | Beitz | Beitz | Nussbaum | Nussbaum | Stiglitz | Stiglitz | Ignatieff | Ignatieff | 17.000 | 17.000 | 24.611 | 24.611

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21L.488 Contemporary Literature: Literature, Development, and Human Rights (MIT) 21L.488 Contemporary Literature: Literature, Development, and Human Rights (MIT)

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Central to our era is the gradual movement of all the world's regions toward a uniform standard of economic and political development. In this class we will read a variety of recent narratives that partake of, dissent from, or contribute to this story, ranging from novels and poems to World Bank and IMF statements and National Geographic reports. We will seek to understand the many motives and voices – sometimes congruent, sometimes clashing – that are currently engaged in producing accounts of people in the developing world: their hardships, laughter, and courage, and how they help themselves and are helped by outsiders who may or may not have philanthropic motives. Readings will include literature by J. G. Ballard, Jamaica Kincaid, Rohinton Mistry, and John le Carré, Central to our era is the gradual movement of all the world's regions toward a uniform standard of economic and political development. In this class we will read a variety of recent narratives that partake of, dissent from, or contribute to this story, ranging from novels and poems to World Bank and IMF statements and National Geographic reports. We will seek to understand the many motives and voices – sometimes congruent, sometimes clashing – that are currently engaged in producing accounts of people in the developing world: their hardships, laughter, and courage, and how they help themselves and are helped by outsiders who may or may not have philanthropic motives. Readings will include literature by J. G. Ballard, Jamaica Kincaid, Rohinton Mistry, and John le Carré,

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developing world | developing world | third world | third world | poverty | poverty | industrialization | industrialization | economic development | economic development | human rights | human rights | global human rights | global human rights | global issues | global issues | global development | global development | literary perspective | literary perspective | Jamaica Kincaid | Jamaica Kincaid | JG Ballard | JG Ballard | John le Carre | John le Carre | Rohinton Mistry | Rohinton Mistry | World Bank | World Bank | National Geographic | National Geographic

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21H.912 The World Since 1492 (MIT) 21H.912 The World Since 1492 (MIT)

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This class offers a look into the last five hundred years of world history. Rather than attempt an exhaustive chronology of everything that has occurred on the globe since 1492 - an impossible task for a lifetime, let alone a single semester - we will be focusing on certain geographic areas at specific times, in order to highlight a particular historical problem or to examine the roots of processes that have had an enormous impact on the contemporary world. This class offers a look into the last five hundred years of world history. Rather than attempt an exhaustive chronology of everything that has occurred on the globe since 1492 - an impossible task for a lifetime, let alone a single semester - we will be focusing on certain geographic areas at specific times, in order to highlight a particular historical problem or to examine the roots of processes that have had an enormous impact on the contemporary world.

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world | world | history | history | 1492 | 1492 | colonialism | colonialism | imperialism | imperialism | political | political | social | social | revolution | revolution | industrialization | industrialization | consumer society | consumer society | transatlantic contacts | transatlantic contacts | Columbus | Columbus | New World | New World | racism | racism | slavery | slavery | Ottoman Empire | Ottoman Empire | French revolution | French revolution | human rights | human rights | Haiti | Haiti | Communist Manifesto | Communist Manifesto | Das Capital | Das Capital | Africa | Africa | Opium Wars | Opium Wars | Far East | Far East | Communism | Communism | Cold War | Cold War | globalization | globalization | French revolution | human rights | French revolution | human rights

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Me @ the University of Cape Town

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Authors:  Veronica Mitchell This handout aims to promote professionalism and social accountability in health care. Clicked 120 times. Last clicked 07/18/2014 - 14:47. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>Human Rights Education has become an integral part of the curricula in the Health Sciences Faculty at the University of Cape Town. As students develop their knowledge and skills to promote respect for human rights and quality health care they learn to be advocates for social justice, valuing the link between human rights and health. However students frequently report witnessing disturbing situations

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Health Sciences | Public Health and Family Medicine | Downloadable Documents | Other | English | Post-secondary | abuse | Critical reflection | health and human rights | human rights education | human rights violations | medical education | professionalism | social accountability | students

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The Price of Omission: Brazilian Government Reparations to Victims of the Military Regime: Oak Series on Amnesty

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Dr. Glenda Mezarobba, Research Fellow, Universidade de Campinas; Executive Director,. 'The Role of the US in the Structure of Global Governance' project, National Institute of Science and Technology for US Studies gives a talk for the OTJR Seminar Series. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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brazil | human rights | justice | violence | transitional justice | amnesty | law | war | conflict | brazil | human rights | justice | violence | transitional justice | amnesty | law | war | conflict

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and Future Humanitarian Challenges

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25 April 2013, Special lecture co-hosted by ELAC, the new Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations and the Oxford Humanitarian Group by Yves Daccord (Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC). Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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human rights | libya | egypt | Africa | Arab Spring | Tunisia | justice | law | war | conflict | human rights | libya | egypt | Africa | Arab Spring | Tunisia | justice | law | war | conflict

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access to goods and services in the context of international human rights law

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Aoife Nolan (Durham Law School) takes us through the relationship between migrants' rights and international human rights instruments. The aim of the series is to explore the relationship between the development of welfare states and the framework of entitlements and restrictions for migrants found in entry and settlement criteria, with the second half of the series focusing on the implications of welfare state inclusion or exclusion for the economic, social and civic participation of migrants. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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human rights | immigration | society | migration | politics | law | human rights | immigration | society | migration | politics | law

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Civic Stratification and Migrants Rights

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Lydia Morris discusses the stratification of rights as a way to explain rights given or constrained by the state, in the migration context. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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human rights | compas | discrimination | welfare state | racism | immigration | migration | welfare | migrants rights | human rights | compas | discrimination | welfare state | racism | immigration | migration | welfare | migrants rights

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Immigration and welfare chauvinism: Britain since 1800

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Professor David Feldman, historian, describes the "welfare chauvinism" existing in Britain since the 18th century. By this he means that welfare systems were maintained but reformed so as to exclude 'outsiders' (internal and international migrants). He refers to Britain's 'poor law' and the development of the welfare system up to the late 1990's, to include or exclude migrants. He also discusses the argument that welfare states need to be founded in a 'homogenous' society, and that that homogeneity is institutionalised. Migration scholars and NGOs have often sought to disassociate popular associations between criminality and immigration: migrants are not criminals, nor are they necessarily more likely to commit crime. But this risks ignoring important relationships between immig Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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deportation | human rights | asylum seeker | compas | justice | refugee | immigration | migration | political refugee | deportation | human rights | asylum seeker | compas | justice | refugee | immigration | migration | political refugee | 2011-11-24

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Identification and mobility Control: Police sciences, technology, and international cooperation in West Europe, 1900-1930

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Dr. Ilsen About takes us through the fascinating development of technology used by police in the early 1900's to allow for the identification of criminals internationally, known as 'distant identification'. This development began before the establishment Interpol's forerunner. The attempt to develop an international language and index to identify criminals that were moving across borders saw several ups and downs. Migration scholars and NGOs have often sought to disassociate popular associations between criminality and immigration: migrants are not criminals, nor are they necessarily more likely to commit crime. But this risks ignoring important relationships between immigration and criminality, both 'immigrant' and 'criminal' for example, are set in opposition to the (good) citiz Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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deportation | human rights | asylum seeker | compas | justice | refugee | immigration | migration | political refugee | deportation | human rights | asylum seeker | compas | justice | refugee | immigration | migration | political refugee | 2011-11-17

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No rights for the wicked; human rights and foreign national prisoners

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Retired immigration lawyer Fran Webber goes through case law pre and post the entry into force of the Human Rights Act. Examining the changes created by the Act, the reactions to it, the interpretation of the Act and the affect this has on the human rights of foreign national prisoners, refugees and asylum seekers and suspected terrorists. Part of the COMPAS breakfast briefing series. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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deportation | human rights | asylum seeker | compas | justice | refugee | immigration | migration | political refugee | deportation | human rights | asylum seeker | compas | justice | refugee | immigration | migration | political refugee | 2011-10-27

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Keynote Speech

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Terry Davis, former Secretary General of the Council of Europe, gives the final keynote speech for The Evolution of International Norms and Norm Entrepreneurship: The Council of Europe in Comparative Perspective conference. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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europe | human rights | socio-legal | norm entrepreneurship | norms | law | europe | human rights | socio-legal | norm entrepreneurship | norms | law | 2012-01-11

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- A Dual Agenda

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Professor Richard Caplan, Oxford, gives a talk for The Evolution of International Norms and Norm Entrepreneurship: The Council of Europe in Comparative Perspective. This one-day workshop will bring together officials and researchers working on the Council of Europe and international norms more generally. Our emphasis on the Council of Europe gives a concrete empirical starting point for consideration of international norms, norm 'entrepreneurship', and human rights. How do norms come onto the international political agenda? How are they turned into political or legal instruments? Who are the norm 'entrepreneurs'? Why do member states risk becoming entangled in an international normative and legal discourse about human rights that their governments may try to avoid 'at home'? Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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europe | human rights | socio-legal | norm entrepreneurship | norms | law | europe | human rights | socio-legal | norm entrepreneurship | norms | law | 2012-01-11

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From Conditionality to Disconnection-The Ambivalent Relationship between the Council of Europe and the European Union in the Field of Criminal Justice

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Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London gives a talk for The Evolution of International Norms and Norm Entrepreneurship: The Council of Europe in Comparative Perspective. This one-day workshop will bring together officials and researchers working on the Council of Europe and international norms more generally. Our emphasis on the Council of Europe gives a concrete empirical starting point for consideration of international norms, norm 'entrepreneurship', and human rights. How do norms come onto the international political agenda? How are they turned into political or legal instruments? Who are the norm 'entrepreneurs'? Why do member states risk becoming entangled in an international normative and legal discourse about human rights that their gover Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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europe | human rights | socio-legal | norm entrepreneurship | norms | law | europe | human rights | socio-legal | norm entrepreneurship | norms | law | 2012-01-11

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Hard Law, Soft Law and the Politics of Standards: Regulating Political Parties in Europe

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Dr Daniel Smilov, University of Sofia, gives a talk for The Evolution of International Norms and Norm Entrepreneurship: The Council of Europe in Comparative Perspective. This one-day workshop will bring together officials and researchers working on the Council of Europe and international norms more generally. Our emphasis on the Council of Europe gives a concrete empirical starting point for consideration of international norms, norm 'entrepreneurship', and human rights. How do norms come onto the international political agenda? How are they turned into political or legal instruments? Who are the norm 'entrepreneurs'? Why do member states risk becoming entangled in an international normative and legal discourse about human rights that their governments may try to avoid 'at home'? It Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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europe | human rights | socio-legal | norm entrepreneurship | norms | law | europe | human rights | socio-legal | norm entrepreneurship | norms | law | 2012-01-11

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The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities: From Standard-Setting to Standard-Implementation

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Professor Rainer Hoffmann, University of Frankfurt gives a talk for The Evolution of International Norms and Norm Entrepreneurship: The Council of Europe in Comparative Perspective. This one-day workshop will bring together officials and researchers working on the Council of Europe and international norms more generally. Our emphasis on the Council of Europe gives a concrete empirical starting point for consideration of international norms, norm 'entrepreneurship', and human rights. How do norms come onto the international political agenda? How are they turned into political or legal instruments? Who are the norm 'entrepreneurs'? Why do member states risk becoming entangled in an international normative and legal discourse about human rights that their governments may try to avoid 'at Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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europe | human rights | socio-legal | norm entrepreneurship | norms | law | europe | human rights | socio-legal | norm entrepreneurship | norms | law | 2012-01-11

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The Council of Europe and the death penalty: intergovernmental legitimation as enabling and constraining

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Dr Kundai Sithole, Oxford, gives the seventh talk for The Evolution of International Norms and Norm Entrepreneurship: The Council of Europe in Comparative Perspective. This one-day workshop will bring together officials and researchers working on the Council of Europe and international norms more generally. Our emphasis on the Council of Europe gives a concrete empirical starting point for consideration of international norms, norm 'entrepreneurship', and human rights. How do norms come onto the international political agenda? How are they turned into political or legal instruments? Who are the norm 'entrepreneurs'? Why do member states risk becoming entangled in an international normative and legal discourse about human rights that their governments may try to avoid 'at home'? It w Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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europe | human rights | socio-legal | norm entrepreneurship | norms | law | europe | human rights | socio-legal | norm entrepreneurship | norms | law | 2012-01-11

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Sixty Years of Normative Production in the Council of Europe: The Legal Nature, Elaboration, Challenges and Trends of the CoE Conventions

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Manuel Lezertua, Director of Legal Advice and Public International Law (Jurisconsult), Council of Europe: gives the sixth talk for The Evolution of International Norms and Norm Entrepreneurship: The Council of Europe in Comparative Perspective. This one-day workshop will bring together officials and researchers working on the Council of Europe and international norms more generally. Our emphasis on the Council of Europe gives a concrete empirical starting point for consideration of international norms, norm 'entrepreneurship', and human rights. How do norms come onto the international political agenda? How are they turned into political or legal instruments? Who are the norm 'entrepreneurs'? Why do member states risk becoming entangled in an international normative and legal discourse Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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europe | human rights | socio-legal | norm entrepreneurship | norms | law | europe | human rights | socio-legal | norm entrepreneurship | norms | law | 2012-01-11

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s Norm Entrepreneurship

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Dr Gwendolyn Sasse, Oxford, gives the fifth talk for The Evolution of International Norms and Norm Entrepreneurship: The Council of Europe in Comparative Perspective. This one-day workshop will bring together officials and researchers working on the Council of Europe and international norms more generally. Our emphasis on the Council of Europe gives a concrete empirical starting point for consideration of international norms, norm 'entrepreneurship', and human rights. How do norms come onto the international political agenda? How are they turned into political or legal instruments? Who are the norm 'entrepreneurs'? Why do member states risk becoming entangled in an international normative and legal discourse about human rights that their governments may try to avoid 'at home'? Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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europe | human rights | socio-legal | norm entrepreneurship | norms | law | europe | human rights | socio-legal | norm entrepreneurship | norms | law | 2012-01-11

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War, Law and the Cold War: Making the European Convention on Human Rights

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Professor Anne Deighton (Oxford) gives the fourth talk in The Evolution of International Norms and Norm Entrepreneurship: The Council of Europe in Comparative Perspective. This one-day workshop will bring together officials and researchers working on the Council of Europe and international norms more generally. Our emphasis on the Council of Europe gives a concrete empirical starting point for consideration of international norms, norm 'entrepreneurship', and human rights. How do norms come onto the international political agenda? How are they turned into political or legal instruments? Who are the norm 'entrepreneurs'? Why do member states risk becoming entangled in an international normative and legal discourse about human rights that their governments may try to avoid 'at home'? Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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europe | human rights | socio-legal | norm entrepreneurship | norms | law | europe | human rights | socio-legal | norm entrepreneurship | norms | law | 2012-01-11

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Where do norms come from?

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Dr Jennifer Jackson-Preece (LSE) gives the second talk for The Evolution of International Norms and Norm Entrepreneurship: The Council of Europe in Comparative Perspective. This one-day workshop will bring together officials and researchers working on the Council of Europe and international norms more generally. Our emphasis on the Council of Europe gives a concrete empirical starting point for consideration of international norms, norm 'entrepreneurship', and human rights. How do norms come onto the international political agenda? How are they turned into political or legal instruments? Who are the norm 'entrepreneurs'? Why do member states risk becoming entangled in an international normative and legal discourse about human rights that their governments may try to avoid 'at home'? Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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europe | human rights | socio-legal | norm entrepreneurship | norms | law | europe | human rights | socio-legal | norm entrepreneurship | norms | law | 2012-01-11

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Oxford at Said Seminar: Oxford and Oxfam working together on the ethics of war, weapons and humanitarian aid

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The practice of protecting unarmed civilians amidst the fierce violence of international and non-international war contends with extreme political realities and rapidly developing robotic weapons technology. Hear how Oxford and Oxfam are working together. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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