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The Resource Battling over Human Rights : Twenty Essays on Law, Politics and Governance, (electronic book)

Battling over Human Rights : Twenty Essays on Law, Politics and Governance, (electronic book)

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Battling over Human Rights : Twenty Essays on Law, Politics and Governance
Title
Battling over Human Rights
Title remainder
Twenty Essays on Law, Politics and Governance
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book brings together twenty think-pieces on contemporary Human Rights issues at the international, regional and national level by one of Africa's foremost scholars of International Human Rights and Constitutional Law, J. Oloka-Onyango. Ranging from the 'Arab Spring' to the Right to Education, the collection is both an in-depth analysis of discrete topics as well as a critical reflection on the state of human rights around the world today. Taking up issues such as the African reaction to the International Criminal Court (ICC), the question of truth and reconciliation before the outbreak of post-election violence in Kenya and the links between globalization and racism, the book is a tour de force of issues that are both unique as well as pertinent to human rights struggles around the world
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MiAaPQ
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Oloka-Onyango, J
Dewey number
323
LC call number
JC571
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Human rights
  • International law
  • World politics
Label
Battling over Human Rights : Twenty Essays on Law, Politics and Governance, (electronic book)
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Publication
Copyright
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Tables -- Overview -- Acknowledgements -- Part I - Theoretical Approaches to Global Issues -- 1. Behind And Beyond The 'Arab Spring': History, Philosophy and Politics in Contemporary Human Rights Struggles -- The Human Rights Idea: Historical and Philosophical Roots -- Constitutionalizing Human Rights: The International Bill of Rights and its Progeny -- Human Rights In The 21st Century: Challenges And Opportunities -- Some Preliminary Lessons From The Arab 'Spring' For Human Rights Struggles Today -- 2. Clipping The Wings Of The International Criminal Court (ICC): Assessing African Responses To Contemporary International Justice -- From Where Have We Come? -- So What's Really Wrong With The ICC? -- Towards A Reconciliation -- Conclusion -- 3. On Race, Development, Responsibility To Protect (R2P) And The ICC: A Critique Of David Chandler -- Dissecting The Chandler Approach To International Relations -- 4. From Classroom To Praxis: The Role Of The Legal Academic In The Public Arena -- 5. The International Jim Crow: Globalization, Poverty And Contemporary Expressions Of Racial Discrimination -- Who Is "In The Loop"? -- Comprehending Globalization -- Human Rights And Racial Discrimination: The General Picture -- The Nexus Between Globalization And Racism, Racial Discrimination And Xenophobia -- Immigration and Migration -- Racism And Globalization In The Post-9-11 Environment -- Conclusion -- Part II - Addressing Regional Questions -- 6. Truth and Reconciliation Commissions: Assessing the African Experience -- Truth and Reconciliation Commissions: The Experience -- Revisiting the Truth Commissions Approach -- The Debate On Truth Commissions And Justice -- Conclusion -- 7. Towards A Pan-East African Citizenship And Identity: A Bird's Eye View
  • East Africa Today: The State Of Citizenship, Identity And Nationality Struggles -- Hatukushirikishwa! Land, Property And Access To Resources -- Revisiting The Marginalized: The Situation Of Indigenous And Minority Peoples -- On Displacement: Migrants, Refugees And Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) -- Reconceptualising Citizenship and Identity -- 8. Who Owns The East African Community? -- A Short Point On Our Collective History -- From The Tripartite Commission To EAC-2 -- On The Question Of Representation And The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) -- A Note On The East African Court Of Justice -- Towards An East African Federation: The Ultimate In Ownerships? -- Revisiting The Issue Of Political Good Will And Regional Citizenship -- On Civil Societies and Working from Top-Down To Bottom-Up -- 9. From The Outside Looking In: Unleashing The Skeletons Of Truth, Justice And Reconciliation In Kenya -- From The Universal To The Local: The Birth And Growth Of Transitional Justice -- Key Issues Relating to Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in Kenya -- Surfacing And Addressing The Challenges: Confronting The Devil Within -- In Lieu Of a Conclusion -- Part III - Excavating The Domestic Ugandan Scene -- 10. The Implications Of The White Paper Chapter On Political Transition In Uganda -- From The Cabinet Memorandum To The White Paper: Conceptual Framework And Dominant Philosophy -- The White Paper Vision Of Governmental Power: Comparisons With The Report Of The CRC -- Executive Authority, Parliament And The Separation Of Powers -- Parliamentary Composition And Operations -- The Electoral Process -- Local Government, The Spirit Of Decentralization And 'FEDERO' -- A Critical Consideration Of The New Issues -- Conclusion
  • 11. Multiplying The 'Jiggers' In The Feet Of Officialdom: Reflections On The Challenges Facing Civil Society In A Multiparty Dispensation -- What Are The Roots Of Contemporary Civil Society In Uganda? -- What Is The Dominant Character Of Contemporary Civil Society In Uganda? -- Assessing the Role of Civil Society in the Political 'Transition' -- Some Tentative Conclusions -- 12. The Rights Of Elderly Persons -- Addressing Age-Based Discrimination -- Aging and Older Persons Rights in Uganda -- Designing a New Rights Paradigm for Older Persons -- Assessing the Institutional and Non-State Mechanisms for Older Persons -- Concluding Remarks -- 13. Uganda Today: What Needs Undoing -- From Where Have We Come? -- 14. Police Powers, Politics and Democratic Governance In Post-Movement Uganda -- The Phenomenon of Police Powers -- How Do We Assess the Police? -- Towards a More Democratized Police Force: What Needs to be Done -- Conclusion -- 15. We Are More Than Just Our Bodies': Notes On The Case Of Young Women Who Have Sex With Women In An Age Of HIV/Aids And Homophobia -- Autonomy, Access and Protection: Issues From the Field -- Linking the Local and the Global -- On What Still Needs to be (Un)Done? A Sociolegal Perspective -- 16. Every Child Has A Right To Succeed … But Do We Let Them? -- The Human Rights Dimension -- Some Reflections On The Question Of Availability -- Access and Equity -- Acceptability and Adaptability -- And How Good is Our Education … Really? -- Conclusion -- 17. Constitucide: Or The Birth And Death Of Democratic Constitutionalism In Uganda -- Background To The 1995 Constitution -- Enforcing the Bill of Rights and the Right to Vote under the 1995 Constitution -- Impediments to Constitutional Enforcement -- 18. The Asian Question And Lessons Of Law, Policy And Politics In The Post-Repossession Era: The Larger Picture
  • The Asian Question and the Origins of the DAPCB -- The DAPCB in Post-Amin Uganda -- Some Outstanding Questions -- Understanding the Plural Character of the Asian Question -- Conclusion -- 19. Towards A New Kind Of Politics And Constitutionalism In (B) Uganda: Reflections On The Next Two Decades -- De-Institutionalization and Paralysis of the Institutions of Government -- Impunity and Abrogation of the Rule of Law -- Presidentialism and 'Constitucide' -- What Needs to be Done? -- Conclusion -- 20. Of Mice And Farmer's Wives: Unveiling The Broader Picture Behind Recent Legislation In Uganda -- The Public Order and Management Act -- The Anti-Pornography Act -- The Anti-Homosexuality Act -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Back cover
Control code
EBC2121686
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (530 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789956762156
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Battling over Human Rights : Twenty Essays on Law, Politics and Governance, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Tables -- Overview -- Acknowledgements -- Part I - Theoretical Approaches to Global Issues -- 1. Behind And Beyond The 'Arab Spring': History, Philosophy and Politics in Contemporary Human Rights Struggles -- The Human Rights Idea: Historical and Philosophical Roots -- Constitutionalizing Human Rights: The International Bill of Rights and its Progeny -- Human Rights In The 21st Century: Challenges And Opportunities -- Some Preliminary Lessons From The Arab 'Spring' For Human Rights Struggles Today -- 2. Clipping The Wings Of The International Criminal Court (ICC): Assessing African Responses To Contemporary International Justice -- From Where Have We Come? -- So What's Really Wrong With The ICC? -- Towards A Reconciliation -- Conclusion -- 3. On Race, Development, Responsibility To Protect (R2P) And The ICC: A Critique Of David Chandler -- Dissecting The Chandler Approach To International Relations -- 4. From Classroom To Praxis: The Role Of The Legal Academic In The Public Arena -- 5. The International Jim Crow: Globalization, Poverty And Contemporary Expressions Of Racial Discrimination -- Who Is "In The Loop"? -- Comprehending Globalization -- Human Rights And Racial Discrimination: The General Picture -- The Nexus Between Globalization And Racism, Racial Discrimination And Xenophobia -- Immigration and Migration -- Racism And Globalization In The Post-9-11 Environment -- Conclusion -- Part II - Addressing Regional Questions -- 6. Truth and Reconciliation Commissions: Assessing the African Experience -- Truth and Reconciliation Commissions: The Experience -- Revisiting the Truth Commissions Approach -- The Debate On Truth Commissions And Justice -- Conclusion -- 7. Towards A Pan-East African Citizenship And Identity: A Bird's Eye View
  • East Africa Today: The State Of Citizenship, Identity And Nationality Struggles -- Hatukushirikishwa! Land, Property And Access To Resources -- Revisiting The Marginalized: The Situation Of Indigenous And Minority Peoples -- On Displacement: Migrants, Refugees And Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) -- Reconceptualising Citizenship and Identity -- 8. Who Owns The East African Community? -- A Short Point On Our Collective History -- From The Tripartite Commission To EAC-2 -- On The Question Of Representation And The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) -- A Note On The East African Court Of Justice -- Towards An East African Federation: The Ultimate In Ownerships? -- Revisiting The Issue Of Political Good Will And Regional Citizenship -- On Civil Societies and Working from Top-Down To Bottom-Up -- 9. From The Outside Looking In: Unleashing The Skeletons Of Truth, Justice And Reconciliation In Kenya -- From The Universal To The Local: The Birth And Growth Of Transitional Justice -- Key Issues Relating to Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in Kenya -- Surfacing And Addressing The Challenges: Confronting The Devil Within -- In Lieu Of a Conclusion -- Part III - Excavating The Domestic Ugandan Scene -- 10. The Implications Of The White Paper Chapter On Political Transition In Uganda -- From The Cabinet Memorandum To The White Paper: Conceptual Framework And Dominant Philosophy -- The White Paper Vision Of Governmental Power: Comparisons With The Report Of The CRC -- Executive Authority, Parliament And The Separation Of Powers -- Parliamentary Composition And Operations -- The Electoral Process -- Local Government, The Spirit Of Decentralization And 'FEDERO' -- A Critical Consideration Of The New Issues -- Conclusion
  • 11. Multiplying The 'Jiggers' In The Feet Of Officialdom: Reflections On The Challenges Facing Civil Society In A Multiparty Dispensation -- What Are The Roots Of Contemporary Civil Society In Uganda? -- What Is The Dominant Character Of Contemporary Civil Society In Uganda? -- Assessing the Role of Civil Society in the Political 'Transition' -- Some Tentative Conclusions -- 12. The Rights Of Elderly Persons -- Addressing Age-Based Discrimination -- Aging and Older Persons Rights in Uganda -- Designing a New Rights Paradigm for Older Persons -- Assessing the Institutional and Non-State Mechanisms for Older Persons -- Concluding Remarks -- 13. Uganda Today: What Needs Undoing -- From Where Have We Come? -- 14. Police Powers, Politics and Democratic Governance In Post-Movement Uganda -- The Phenomenon of Police Powers -- How Do We Assess the Police? -- Towards a More Democratized Police Force: What Needs to be Done -- Conclusion -- 15. We Are More Than Just Our Bodies': Notes On The Case Of Young Women Who Have Sex With Women In An Age Of HIV/Aids And Homophobia -- Autonomy, Access and Protection: Issues From the Field -- Linking the Local and the Global -- On What Still Needs to be (Un)Done? A Sociolegal Perspective -- 16. Every Child Has A Right To Succeed … But Do We Let Them? -- The Human Rights Dimension -- Some Reflections On The Question Of Availability -- Access and Equity -- Acceptability and Adaptability -- And How Good is Our Education … Really? -- Conclusion -- 17. Constitucide: Or The Birth And Death Of Democratic Constitutionalism In Uganda -- Background To The 1995 Constitution -- Enforcing the Bill of Rights and the Right to Vote under the 1995 Constitution -- Impediments to Constitutional Enforcement -- 18. The Asian Question And Lessons Of Law, Policy And Politics In The Post-Repossession Era: The Larger Picture
  • The Asian Question and the Origins of the DAPCB -- The DAPCB in Post-Amin Uganda -- Some Outstanding Questions -- Understanding the Plural Character of the Asian Question -- Conclusion -- 19. Towards A New Kind Of Politics And Constitutionalism In (B) Uganda: Reflections On The Next Two Decades -- De-Institutionalization and Paralysis of the Institutions of Government -- Impunity and Abrogation of the Rule of Law -- Presidentialism and 'Constitucide' -- What Needs to be Done? -- Conclusion -- 20. Of Mice And Farmer's Wives: Unveiling The Broader Picture Behind Recent Legislation In Uganda -- The Public Order and Management Act -- The Anti-Pornography Act -- The Anti-Homosexuality Act -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Back cover
Control code
EBC2121686
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (530 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789956762156
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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