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refute the idea of its ‘alleged’ incompatibility. In their new collection, ‘ Religion and the Global Politics of Human Rights ’, Thomas Banchoff and Robert Wuthnow substantially contribute to the literature with an unusually comprehensive analysis including a broad range of religions and exploring their

In: Religion & Human Rights
In: Matatu
In: Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law

This article asserts that Russian nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) contribute to processes of transitional justice in Chechnya through their litigation in front at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Having delivered more than 200 judgments on atrocities which occurred during the two recent conflicts in Chechnya, the ECtHR has repeatedly ruled that the state should pay financial compensation to the victims. While the Russian Federation has been following through on such payments, human-rights monitors allege that domestic authorities have failed to take active measures to address the atrocities themselves.

Through a qualitative interview study with Russian lawyers and NGO representatives, this article seeks to scrutinize how NGOs have been using the ECtHR’s mechanisms and judgments by way of leverage to initiate processes of transitional justice in post-conflict Chechnya. It appears that the ECtHR is not an end-station for human-rights claims and individual grievances but, rather, the start of a series of further claims. NGOs: (a) engage in political advocacy in implementing the judgments; and (b) create leverage for the criminal prosecution of perpetrators.

In: Review of Central and East European Law

Bibliographic entry in Chapter 18: The United States in the Nixon-Ford Era: Conflict and Détente | Human Rights authorKeys, Barbara J.imprintDiplomatic History 35 (June 2011): 823-51.annotationKeys examines the domestic politics of human rights during the Ford administration, specifically the State

In: The SHAFR Guide Online
Despite its Finnish innitiative and pedigrees, the Finnish Yearbook of International Law does not restrict itself to purely 'Finnish' topics. On the contrary, it reflects the many connections in law between the national and the international. The Finnish Yearbook of International Law annually publishes articles of high quality dealing with all aspects of international law, including international law aspects of European law, with close attention to developments that affect Finland. Its offering include: longer articles of a theoretical nature, exploring new avenues and approaches; shorter polemics; commentaries on current international law developments; book reviews; and documentation of relevance to Finland's foreign relations not easily available elsewhere. The Finnish Yearbook offers a fertile ground for the expression of and reflection on the connections between Finnish law and international law as a whole and insight into the richness of this interaction.

This volume also includes a consolidated index for volumes I-X
This work outlines available resources and proposed standards for international NGO fact-finding missions:
Chapter One presents an introduction to the issue of NGO fact-finding. Chapter Two discusses the problems caused by the lack of any generally-accepted guidelines for NGO fact-finding, in contrast with contexts where NGOs have achieved consensus. Chapter Three surveys proposed guidelines for human rights and humanitarian NGOs. In addition, this section examines United Nations fact-finding standards, as well as examples of internal fact-finding standards for major NGOs. Chapter Four analyzes the fact-finding standards used in five specific cases: the International Crisis Group (Kosovo, 1999), the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Conflict in Georgia (Georgia, 2008), United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Mapping Exercise on the Democratic Republic of Congo (1993-2003), Conflict Analysis Resource Center/University London study on Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (Colombia, 1988-2004), and Human Rights Watch (Lebanon, 2006). The final chapter offers conclusions and recommendations.
Author: Paul Williams

Rights and Extraterritorial Obligations (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010), the e-book Th e Global Refugee Crisis (ABC-CLIO, 2010), and Sabine Carey, Mark Gibney and Steven Poe, Th e Politics of Human Rights: Th e Quest for Dignity (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Gibney is one of the found- ing

In: Global Responsibility to Protect

War: Normalization, Nongovernmental Actors and the Politics of Human Rights, 1975–1995,” explores the role of refugee politics in postwar u.s .-Vietnamese relations. Her work has appeared in the Journal of the Early Republic and she has a forthcoming chapter on Vietnamese American advocacy and u

In: Journal of American-East Asian Relations