Sunday, July 23, 2006

Human Rights in the 'War on Terror'

Human Rights in the 'War on Terror'
Edited by Richard Ashby Wilson.

This book provides a critical examination of and reflection on the American Law Institute's (ALI) Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution: Analysis and Recommendations ('Principles', arguably the most sweeping proposal for family law reform attempted in the U.S. over the last quarter century. The volume is a collaborative work of individuals from diverse perspectives and disciplines who explore the fundamental questions about the nature of family, parenthood, and child support. The contributors are all recognized authorities on aspects of family law and provide commentary on the principles examined by the ALI - fault, custody, child support, property division, spousal support, and domestic partnerships, utilizing a wide range of analytical tools, including economic theory, constitutional law, social science data, and linguistic analysis. This volume also includes the perspectives of U.S. judges and legislators and leading family law scholars in the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada and Australia.

Introduction Richard Ashby Wilson;
1. Order, rights, and threats: terrorism and global justice Michael Freeman;
2. Liberal security Fernando Tesón;
3. The human rights case for the war in Iraq: a consequentialist view Thomas Cushman; 4. Human rights as an ethics of power John Wallach;
5. How not to promote democracy and human rights Aryeh Neier;
6. War in Iraq: not a humanitarian intervention Kenneth Roth;
7. The tension between combating terrorism and protecting civil liberties Richard Goldstone;
8. Fair trials for terrorists? Geoffrey Robertson;
9. Nationalizing the lcoal: comparative notes on the recent restructuring of political space Carol J. Greenhouse;
10. The impact of counter terror on the promotion and protection of human rights: a global perspective Neil Hicks;
11. Human rights: a descending spiral Richard Falk; 12. Eight fallacies about liberty and security David Luban;
13. Our privacy, ourselves in the age of technological intrusions Peter Galison and Martha Minow;
14. Are human rights universal in the age of terrorism? Wiktor Osiatynski;
15. Connecting human rights, human development and human security Mary Robinson;
16. Human rights and civil society in a new age of American exceptionalism Julie Mertus.

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