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Edited by Tim Allen and John Eade

This book critiques the concepts of cultural functionalism and biologised ethnicity. The chapters examine ethnicities in conflict across Europe, and have been selected on the grounds that they not only provide a rich ethnographic account of overt ethnic conflict or racial violence, but also relate these local situations to wider processes. The contributors do not put forward a single homogeneous point of view, but they all assume perspectives that are opposed to the prevalent simplistic primordialism of most media coverage and political analysis. Most of the contributors are anthropologists and have presented drafts of their chapters at a series of meetings organised by a network called the Forum Against Violence. Many of the articles have appeared previously in the International Journal on Minority and Group Rights (Volume 4). This book should be of interest to academics and practitioners in the fields of human rights, anthropology and related topics.


Académie de Droit International de la Ha

The Academy is an institution for the study and teaching of public and private international law and related subjects. Its purpose is to encourage a thorough and impartial examination of the problems arising from international relations in the field of law. The courses deal with the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject, including legislation and case law.
All courses at the Academy are, in principle, published in the language in which they were delivered in the Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law.
This volume contains: - L'extradition en droit international: problèmes choisis, par J. PUENTE EGIDO, professor à l'Université nationale 'Educación a distancia', Madrid. - States, Peoples and Minorities by B. VUKAS, Professor at the Institute of International Law and Relations, Zagreb.


Edited by René Kuppe and Richard Potz

The Law & Anthropology Yearbook brings together a collection of studies that discuss legal problems raised by cultural differences between people and the law to which they are subject.
Volume 10 of Law & Anthropology includes eight studies that discuss various forms in which the rights of indigenous people are violated.
Topics include: the way in which the seemingly neutral criminal justice system of Canada discriminates against aboriginal people; the fact that land rights issues of indigenous peoples cannot be separated from political rights; the conceptual differences between the human rights concepts underlying the modern international system, and the concepts behind human rights as these are understood in the Guatemalan Highlands; and the relationship between the rights of indigenous peoples and upcoming new standards of environmental law.

Edited by Peter Cumper and Steven Wheatley


Edited by Council of Europe/Conseil de l'Europe

The European Yearbook promotes the scientific study of nineteen European supranational organisations, including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Each volume contains a detailed survey of the history, structure and yearly activities of each organisation and an up-to-date chart providing a clear overview of the member states of each organisation. In addition, a number of articles on topics of general interest are included in each volume. A general index by subject and name, and a cumulative index of all the articles which have appeared in the Yearbook, are included in every volume and provide direct access to the Yearbook's subject matter. Each volume contains a comprehensive bibliography covering the year's relevant publications. This is an indispensable work of reference for anyone dealing with the European institutions.

Anne Bayefsky

The case of Quebec within Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada's case on the legality of secessionist attempts by Quebec, is one example of the tension associated with the relationship between self-determination and a right of secession. The object of the book is to render available to the international community the expert opinions and legal arguments associated with the Supreme Court of Canada's decision on the Quebec Secession Reference. The questions put to the Court in large part concerned international law, leading the parties to the Reference to seek opinions from international law experts around the world as they prepared their arguments which are presented in this book.
Self-determination is an idea rooted in human dignity and its meaning and force parallel the emergence of new understandings of the nature of sovereignty and the role of international law in the protection of human rights. The UN Human Rights Committee has identified self-determination as one of the most awkward principles to define because abuse of this right could jeopardize international peace and security. Self-determination, as formulated by the International Court of Justice, requires a free and genuine expression of the will of the peoples concerned. But serious questions remain about the extent of the relationship between self-determination and a right of secession. Does self-determination legitimate internal self-government, association of some kind with another state, or statehood, and in what contexts?

Edited by Barend van der Heijden and Bahia Tahzib-Lie

Ali Alatas, Christiane Amanpour, Aung San Suu Kyi, Tony Blair, Jimmy Carter, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Waris Dirie, Mikhail Gorbachev, Václav Havel, Seamus Heaney, Rigoberta Manchü Tum, Joni Mitchell, Mary Robinson, Helmut Schmidt, Wisława Szymborska, Lech Wałęsa, and others - these unique and powerful voices have come together to make Reflections on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Fiftieth Anniversary Anthology a work of lasting, unparalleled significance.
Launched on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this unmatched anthology includes inspirational essays by 50 prominent, varied members of the world community, moving poems reflecting a wide range of renowned voices, and full-colour illustrations of each article of the Universal Declaration. Reflections on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights also includes a foreword by the Netherlands Minister for Foreign Affairs.
The importance and variety of the voices united in this work, the monumental occasion it marks, and the beauty and quality showcased on its pages make it an essential addition to the personal and professional libraries of anyone interested in human rights.
Reflections on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the kind of work whose lasting resonance makes it worthy of being handed down from generation to generation.
All royalties from Reflections on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are being donated to the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, and the UNFPA Trust Fund for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation.

Cynthia Cohen

Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples approaches this complex subject from two directions: first, the existing framework of international law, both actual and potential, as embodied in the relevant provisions of international conventions and the case law of international tribunals; and second, specific issues that arise between indigenous peoples in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Scandinavia, India, and Australia and the states which exercise jurisdiction in their homelands.

This book, by a leading authority on children’s rights, is a major contribution to an area of international law that attracts more attention each year, and that many human rights advocates see as a critical testing ground for the genuineness of states’ humanitarian rhetoric.

Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

Huddled Masses and Uncertain Shores

Insights into Irregular Migration


Bimal Ghosh

Edited by Chia-Jui Cheng

The Proceedings of the Conferences on Air and Space Law, organized in Asia by the Asian Institute of Air and Space Law, are establishing themselves as a major source of up-to-date and thought-provoking literature on the latest international developments. The organizers have again succeeded in attracting the most influential and provocative contributors, and their well-edited papers make a significant addition to the worldwide discussions on the vital question of the use of Air and Outer Space.