Israel Yearbook on Human Rights, Volume 26 (1996)


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The Israel Yearbook on Human Rights - an annual published under the auspices of the Faculty of Law of Tel Aviv University since 1971 - is devoted to publishing studies by distinguished scholars in Israel and other countries on human rights in peace and war, with particular emphasis on problems relevant to the State of Israel and the Jewish people. The Yearbook also incorporates documentary materials, relating to Israel and the Administered Areas, which are not otherwise available in English (including summaries of judicial decisions, compilations of legislative enactments and military proclamations).
Volume 26 contains amongst others articles on The Essence of Democracy; Democracy in International Relations; The Threats to Democracy; and Democracy in Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

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Articles:- The Essence of Democracy. The Dilemmas of Democracy; Y. Dinstein. Democracy, Political Parties and International Human Rights Law; K. Vasak. The Role of the Referendum in a Representative Democracy; U. Genesio. Federalism and Democracy; D.J. Elazar. Democracy and Equality; E. Torgovnik. Minorities vs. the Tyranny of the Majority; N. Lerner. Religious Dimensions of Law, Human Rights and Democracy; J. Witte. Democracy in International Relations. Democracy and the Ability to Intervene Internationally; S. Avineri. Democracy in International Relations: The Necessity of Checks and Balances; E. Suy. Democracy, Rule of Law and Admission to the Council of Europe; T. Meron, J.S. Sloan. Democracy: The Case of the European Union; C. Shachor-Landau. Democracy and the International Protection of Human Rights; A.F. Bayefsky. The Threats to Democracy. How to Save Democracy from Itself? J.A. Frowein. Territorially-Based Ethnic Disputes: Does Democracy Offer a Diplomatic Solution? A. Klieman. The Use of Force in Civil Disputes; R. Wedgwood. Democracy and Terrorism: Threats and Responses; Y. Alexander. Democracy in Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Democracy in the Jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of Israel; D. Kretzmer. The Values of a Jewish and Democratic State; A. Maoz. The Emerging Palestinian Democracy under the West Bank and Gaza Strip Self-Government Arrangements; J. Singer. Book Reviews:- Freedom of Religion or Belief: Ensuring Effective International Protection by Bahiyyih G. Tahzib; Y. Dinstein. The Imperiled Red Cross by Dominique-D. Junod; C. Shachor-Landau.
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