Human Rights Law

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Exporting Virtue?

China’s International Human Rights Activism in the Age of Xi Jinping

UBC Press

Exporting Virtue? critically explores the ways in which China is attempting to change international human rights standards to accommodate its interests.

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Refugee Law after 9/11

Sanctuary and Security in Canada and the United States

UBC Press

The first major study to compare changes made to Canadian and US refugee law after and because of 9/11, Refugee Law after 9/11 uncovers crucial connections among refugee law, security relativism, and national self-image.

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A Human Rights Based Approach to Development in India

UBC Press

This book demonstrates why economic development is synonymous with institutional development for the furthering of human development issues.

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Resisting Rights

Canada and the International Bill of Rights, 1947–76

UBC Press

Resisting Rights challenges the myths that Canada has always been at the forefront in the development of international human rights law and led the cause at the United Nations.

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Enforcing Exclusion

Precarious Migrants and the Law in Canada

UBC Press

Enforcing Exclusion explores the multiple ways migration status functions to exclude temporary and precarious migrants from the law’s benefits and protections.

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Contemporary Slavery

Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice

UBC Press

This volume brings together a cast of leading experts to carefully explore how the language of slavery has been invoked to support a series of government interventions, activist projects, legal instruments, and rhetorical and visual performances.

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On the Side of the Angels

Canada and the United Nations Commission on Human Rights

UBC Press

Documenting six decades of Canadian engagement within the UN human rights system, this book offers insights into the complexity and nuance of Canadian diplomacy as well as the evolution of UN’s universal human rights project.

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Debating Hate Crime

Language, Legislatures, and the Law in Canada

UBC Press

Delving into the language used by parliamentarians, senators, and committee witnesses to debate Canada’s hate laws, this book analyzes passionate discourse surrounding victimization, rightful citizenship, social threat, and moral erosion.

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The Stability Imperative

Human Rights and Law in China

UBC Press

Legal expert Sarah Biddulph uses case studies to examine the multiple and shifting ways in which the Chinese government’s efforts to maintain social and political stability impact on the legal definition and implementation of human rights in China.

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Putting the State on Trial

The Policing of Protest during the G20 Summit

UBC Press

Not only were peaceful protestors and innocent bystanders assaulted by police during the G20 Summit in Toronto in June 2010, but the constitutional rights of Canadians were as well. This book contextualizes the events and examines what should be done to safeguard the rights of Canadians to freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, and freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention in the future.

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