Encyclopedia of Human Rights in the United States

Editor/Author Conde, H. Victor
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Grey House Publishing

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-68217-346-6
Category: Social Sciences
Image Count: 36
Book Status: Available
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This title offers easy to grasp explanations of the basic concepts and laws in the field, with emphasis on human rights in the historical, political, and legal experience of the United States. This indispensable resource surveys the legal protection of human dignity in the United States, examines the sources of human rights norms, cites key legal cases, explains the role of international governmental and non-governmental organizations, and charts global, regional, and UN human rights measures.

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Table of Contents

  • Publisher's Note
  • Foreword
  • Introduction and User's Guide
  • Abbreviations
  • Volume 1
  • CHAPTER ONE | Human Rights Law: Background, Theory, Concepts & Tools
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Your Human Rights
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • 2. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  • 3. International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
  • 4. Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  • CHAPTER TWO | Chronology of U.S. Human Rights Moments & Events
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Chronology of Human Rights in Relation to the U.S
  • Primary Source Documents
  • President Ronald Regan, A Proclamation, 1988
  • President George H. W. Bush, A Proclamation, 1992
  • President George W. Bush, A Proclamation, 2001
  • President Barack Obama, A Proclamation, 2015
  • CHAPTER THREE | U.S. State Department, Secretary of State & Human Rights
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. Chart (Organogram) of the U.S. Department of State
  • 2. State Department report of a Joint Press Statement by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, and Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Caso and Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, Foreign Ministry, Mexico, February 23, 2017
  • 3. Department of State Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, Secretary of State's Preface, 2016
  • 4. Department of State Country Reports, Why and How They are Prepared
  • 5. Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2015, Introduction, Department of State
  • 6. Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 2016, Department of State, Russia
  • 7. Sample Department of State Report on Human Trafficking, Afghanistan
  • 8. Fact Sheet: U.S. Support for Civil Society
  • CHAPTER FOUR | U.N. Charter Based Bodies: Focus on Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. The Charter of the United Nations Organisation
  • 2. Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, 1993
  • 3. United Nations: What We Do to Protect Human Rights
  • 4. U.N. General Assembly Sample Resolution on Human Rights Defenders
  • 5. The U.S. and the Universal Periodic Review Process
  • 6. List of Universal Periodic Review Terms and Terminology
  • 7. Report of the United States of America to High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Universal Periodic Review Process
  • 8. Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, United States of America (UPR Outcome Report), 2011
  • 9. Report of the United States of America Submitted to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights In Conjunction with the Universal Periodic Review, 2015
  • 10. Compilation prepared by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in accordance with the annex to Human Rights Council resolution, 2015 …
  • 11. Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, 2015
  • 12. U.S. Response to the Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: Views on conclusions and/or recommendations, voluntary commitments and replies
  • 13. Decision adopted by the Human Rights Council: Outcome of the Universal Periodic Review of the United States of America
  • 14. Appendix to the Addendum to the Report on the Second Universal Periodic Review of the United States of America
  • 15. United States U.N. Human Rights Council Candidate 2017-2019, Pledge
  • CHAPTER FIVE | U.N. Human Rights Council Special Procedures & Complaint Procedure
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. Code of Conduct for Special Procedures Mandate-holders of the Human Rights Council
  • 2. Special Procedure's Questionnaire for Allegations of Violations of Migrants’ Human Rights
  • 3. Report of Special Rapporteur on environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes: Mission to the Marshall Islands and the United States of America
  • 4. End of visit statement by Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, U.N. Special Rapporteur in Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children
  • 5. Message from Hilal Elver, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Right to Food, at the Right to Adequate Food Event, 2017
  • 6. Letter from Pamela K. Hamamoto, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., to U.N. Special Rapporteur David Kaye regarding the U.S. position on issues of human rights and cyber governance
  • 7. Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • 8. Allegation Letter to Special Rapporteurs Juan Méndes and Dainius Puras Regarding Two Japanese Transgender Persons’ Identity
  • CHAPTER SIX | U.S., U.N. & Human Rights Law: Treaties & Treaty Bodies
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. Status of Ratification of U.N. Human Rights Treaties
  • 2. Compilation of Guidelines on the Form and Content of Reports to be Submitted by States Parties to the International Human Rights Treaties, 2009
  • 3. General Comment No. 30 of the U.N. HRC on Reporting Obligations of States Parties Under Article 40 of the Covenant
  • 4. Focused Reports Based on Replies to Lists of Issues Prior to Reporting (LOIPR): Implementation of the New Optional Reporting Procedure (LOIPR Procedure)
  • 5. Consideration of Reports Submitted by States Parties Under Article 40 of the Covenant, Concluding Observations of the Human Rights Committee, 2006
  • 6. Fourth Periodic Report of the United States of America to the United Nations Committee on Human Rights Concerning the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  • 7. Common Core Document Forming Part of the Reports of States Parties: United States of America, 2012
  • 8. Update to the Common Core Document, as Part of the Periodic State Report Process for Coming Reports to the Different Treaty Bodies
  • 9. United States Written Responses to Questions From the United Nations Human Rights Committee Concerning the Fourth Periodic Report
  • 10. Concluding Observations on the Fourth Periodic Report of the United States of America, Human Rights Committee, 2014
  • 11. One-year Follow-up Response of the United States of America to Priority Recommendations of the Human Rights Committee on its Fourth Periodic Report on Implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 2015
  • 12. Views Adopted by the Committee under Article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, Concerning Communication No. 469/1991: Ng v. Canada
  • 13. Letter from U.S. Department of State, Acting Legal Advisor to Governors of the 50 States, Concerning U.S. Government Treaty Body Reports, 2015
  • CHAPTER SEVEN | Organization of American States: The U.S. & the Inter-American Human Rights System
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. Charter of the Organization of American States
  • 2. American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man
  • 3. American Convention on Human Rights (ACHR)
  • 4. Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • 5. Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty
  • 6. Organization of American States: Report on the 153rd Session of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, December 29, 2014
  • 7. Inter-American Commission On Human Rights, The Right To Truth In The Americas
  • 8. U.S. Congressional Research Service Informing the Legislative Debate since 1914 Organization of American States: Background and Issues for Congress
  • 9. Organization of American States Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Towards the Closure of Guantánamo
  • 10. Submission of the Government of the United States to the inter-American Commission on Human Rights with respect to the Draft Report on the Closure of Guantánamo
  • 11. Organization of American States, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Kevin Cooper v. United States, October 28, 2015
  • 12. Organization of American States, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales) et al. v. United States, July 21, 2011
  • 13. Saving the Organization of American States, Senate, March 12, 2015
  • CHAPTER EIGHT | Organization for Security & Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. Final Act Helsinki, 1975
  • 2. The Charter of Paris For A New Europe, 1990
  • 3. The Moscow (Human Dimension) Mechanism, 1991
  • 4. The Vienna (Human Dimension) Mechanism, 1989
  • 5. U.S. Policy and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe: Report to the Congress, 2015
  • 6. OSCE – ODIHR Report on the 2016 U.S. Elections, July 17, 2017 (Final)
  • 7. Ministerial Council, Hamburg 2016, Decision No. 5/16 OSCE Efforts Related to Reducing the Risks of Conflict Stemming from the Use of Information and Communication Technologies
  • 8. OSCE Ministerial Council, Hamburg 2016: Joint Statement on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
  • CHAPTER NINE | Equality, Non-discrimination & Racism
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination
  • 2. U.S. Reservations, Declarations, and Understandings, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
  • 3. International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 3 October 2013
  • 4. International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 25 September 2014
  • 5. One-Year Follow-up Response of the U.S. to Priority Recommendations of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in its Concluding Observations on the Combined Seventh to Ninth Periodic Reports of the U.S
  • 6. Fourth, Fifth and Sixth-Periodic Reports of the United States of America to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • 7. Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – United States of America, May 8, 2008
  • 8. Report of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent on its Mission to the United States of America
  • 9. U.N. General Assembly, Human Rights Council, 28 April 2009, Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Forms of Intolerance, Follow-Up to and Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action
  • CHAPTER TEN | Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples
  • 2. Report of the Special Rapporteur, James Anaya, on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • 3. Outcome Document of the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly Known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples
  • 4. Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2016
  • 5. Request for Precautionary Measures Pursuant to Article 25 of the IACHR Rules of Procedure Concerning Serious and Urgent Risks of Irreparable Harm Arising Out of Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline
  • CHAPTER ELEVEN | Rights of the Child
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
  • 2. Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (OP-CRC-AC)
  • 3. Instrument of Ratification of the United States of America with Reservations, Declarations, and Understandings, First Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict
  • 4. Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution, and Child Pornography [Second] (OP-CRC-SC)
  • 5. Instrument of Ratification of the United States of America with Reservations, Declarations, and Understandings, Second Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution, and Child Pornography
  • 6. U.S. Initial Reports Concerning the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict
  • 7. U.S. Initial Reports Concerning the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography
  • 8. Committee on the Rights of the Child, General Comment No. 20 (2016) on the Implementation of the Rights of the Child During Adolescence
  • 9. Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure (OP3 CRC) or (OP-CRC-IC)
  • CHAPTER TWELVE | Women's and Girls'Rights
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
  • 2. Convention on the Political Rights of Women, July 7, 1954
  • 3. Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, 1993
  • 4. Convention on the Nationality of Married Women, AugUST 11, 1958
  • 5. Report of the Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination Against Women in Law and in Practice on its Mission to the United States of America
  • 6. U.N. Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination Against Women in Law and in Practice Finalizes Country Mission to the United States, 2015
  • 7. Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women “Convention of Belém Do Para”
  • CHAPTER THIRTEEN | Immigration, Migrant Workers, Refugees & Asylum
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. U.N. Declaration on the Human Rights of Individuals Who are Not Nationals of the Country in Which They Live
  • 2. The Rights of Non Citizens on the Human Rights of Individuals Who are Not Nationals of the Country in Which They Live, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2006
  • 3. U.S. Dept. of State Priority Enforcement Program with DHS Memo on Enforcement Priorities
  • 4. General Comment No. 15 of the U.N. Human Rights Committee on the Position of Aliens under the Covenant (on Civil and Political Rights)
  • 5. General Comment No. 35 of the U.N. HRC on Liberty and Security of Persons under the Covenant (on Civil and Political Rights)
  • 6. General Recommendation XXX on Discrimination Against Non-citizens Issued by the Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), 2005
  • 7. Statement of the U.S. Government, Report of the United States of America Submitted to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights In Conjunction with the Universal Periodic Review, 2015
  • 8. Report on Immigration in the United States: Detention and Due Process, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
  • 9. Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Report No. 50/16 on Merits, Undocumented Workers v. United States
  • 10. Report of the Jorge Bustamante, Special Rapporteur to the U.N. Human Rights Council on the Human Rights of Migrants, on his Mission to the United States of America, 2007
  • 11. Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees
  • 12. Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees
  • 13. International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Their Families
  • 14. A Pledge of Support for Refugee Protection by National Security Leaders, Retired Military Leaders, and Former Government Leaders, on World Refugee Day
  • CHAPTER FOURTEEN | Freedom of Thought, Conscience, Religion or Belief
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. An Act for Establishing Religious Freedom
  • 2. General Comment No. 22 of the U.N. HRC on the Right to Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion
  • 3. Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief
  • 4. Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities, 1992
  • 5. The Report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief
  • 6. Resolution Adopted by the Human Rights Council, Combating Intolerance, Negative Stereotyping and Stigmatization of, and Discrimination, Incitement to Violence and Violence Against, Persons Based on Religion or Belief
  • 7. International Religious Freedom Act of 1998
  • 8. Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act
  • 9. Report of the Commission on International Religious Freedom, 2015, Russia
  • 10. Report of the United States of America, Submitted to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights In Conjunction with the Universal Periodic Review, 2015
  • 11. Fourth Periodic Report of the U.S. to the U.N. Human Rights Committee on Human Rights Concerning the ICCPR
  • 12. President Trump's Remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast
  • Volume 2
  • CHAPTER FIFTEEN | Freedom of Expression & Opinion, Including Freedom of the Press
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. Human Rights Committee, General Comment No. 34, Article 19: Freedoms of Opinion and Expression
  • 2. General Comment No. 11 of the U.N. HRC on the Prohibition of Propaganda for War and Inciting National, Racial or Religious Hatred, July 29, 1983
  • 3. Department of State: Freedom of Expression in the United States
  • 4. Fourth U.S. Periodic State Report to the U.N. Human Rights Committee, 2013
  • 5. National Report of the United States for the U.N. Human Rights Council, Universal Periodic Review, 2010
  • 6. Johannesburg Principles on National Security, Freedom of Expression and Access to Information
  • 7. The Camden Principles: Legal Protection For Equality And Expression
  • 8. Human Rights Council Resolution on the Promotion, Protection and Enjoyment of Human Rights on the Internet
  • 9. U.N. General Assembly Resolution on the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age
  • 10. Report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression: Contemporary Challenges to Freedom of Expression
  • 11. Report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression: the Protection of Sources of Information and Whistle-Blowers
  • 12. Report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression: implications of States’ Surveillance of Communications on the Exercise of the Human Rights to Privacy and to Freedom of Opinion and Expression
  • 13. Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression: Access to Information and Permissible Limitations in Particular the Exceptions Justified by National Security Concerns
  • 14. Report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression: the Private Sector and Freedom of Expression in a Digital Age
  • 15. Joint Declaration on Freedom of Expression and “Fake News,” Disinformation and Propaganda, by the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, and other Experts
  • 16. Joint Declaration on Freedom of Expression and Responses to Conflict Situations, by the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, and Others
  • CHAPTER SIXTEEN | Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. General Comment No. 35, Article 9, of the U.N. HRC on the Liberty and Security of Person
  • 2. General Comment No. 32, Article 14, of the U.N. HRC on the Right to Equality before Courts and Tribunals and to a Fair Trial
  • 3. Fourth U.S. Periodic State Report to the Human Rights Committee
  • 4. National Reports of the U.S. for the Universal Periodic Review, U.N. Human Rights Committee, for 2010 and 2015
  • 5. Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment
  • 6. Basic Principles for the Treatment of Prisoners, 1990
  • 7. Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules), 2015
  • 8. Procedures for the Effective Implementation of the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners
  • 9. United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for Non-Custodial Measures (the Tokyo Rules)
  • 10. United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-Custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules)
  • 11. Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice (the Beijing Rules)… .
  • 12. United Nations Guidelines for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency (the Riyadh Guidelines)
  • 13. United Nations Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty
  • 14. Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials
  • 15. Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials
  • 16. National Consensus Policy on Use of Force, 2017
  • 17. Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power
  • 18. The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations
  • 19. Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary
  • 20. Report of Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, 2014 … .
  • 21. Deadly Force: Police Use of Lethal Force in the United States, Report of Amnesty International USA, 2015
  • 22. Facts About the Death Penalty, by the Death Penalty Information Center, February 2, 2017
  • 23. International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance
  • 24. Good Practice for Law Enforcement Officials Policing Demonstrations by Amnesty International USA
  • CHAPTER SEVENTEEN | Torture, Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
  • 2. Resolution of Ratification: Senate Consideration of Treaty Document 100-20
  • 3. List of General Comments and Sample General Comment of the Committee Against Torture
  • 4. List of Treaty Body Reports and related Documents from U.S
  • 5. Consideration of Reports Submitted By States Parties Under Article 19 of the Convention, Conclusions and Recommendations of the Committee against Torture, United States of America
  • 6. Consideration of Reports Submitted by States Parties Under Article 19 of the Convention Pursuant to the Optional Reporting Procedure, 2013
  • 7. Consideration of reports submitted by States parties Under Article 19 of the Convention, Concluding Observations on the Third to Fifth periodic reports of United States of America
  • 8. One-Year Follow-up Response of the U.S. to Recommendations of the Committee Against Torture on its Third to Fifth Periodic Reports on Implementation of the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
  • 9. List of Issues Prior to Submission of the Sixth Periodic Report of the U.S
  • 10. The President-Executive Order 13491 – Ensuring Lawful Interrogations
  • 11. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Committee Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program, Findings and Conclusions, 2014
  • 12. McCain-Feinstein Act, National Defense Authorization Act of 2016
  • 13. Letter to President Donald Trump from Retired Military Flag Officers Concerning the Use of So Called “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques,” which Constitute Torture, Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment and Punishment, 2017
  • 14. Shadow Report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture on the Review of the Periodic Report of the United States of America, submitted by Advocates for U.S. Prosecution for Torture, 2014
  • CHAPTER EIGHTEEN | A Human Right to Health Care
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. World Health Organization (WHO) Constitution of 1946
  • 2. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
  • 3. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
  • 4. General Comment 14 to the ICESCR
  • 5. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) …
  • 6. Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • 7. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
  • 8. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
  • 9. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • 10. American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Man, Article XI
  • 11. American Convention on Human Rights
  • 12. Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • 13. African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights
  • 14. African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, 1990
  • 15. European Social Charter
  • 16. Alma Atta Declaration, 1978
  • 17. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 2015
  • 18. The Right of Everyone to the Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health; Resolution of the U.N. Human Rights Commission
  • CHAPTER NINETEEN | Climate Change & Human Rights
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, (UNFCCC) 1992
  • 2. An Open Letter from Special Procedures mandate-holders of the Human Rights Council to the State Parties, to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change …
  • 3. Paris Agreement, 2015
  • 4. Draft Outcome Document of the United Nations Summit, for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda (Sustainable Development Goals)
  • 5. Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report
  • 6. Second Biennial Report of the United States of America Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 2016
  • 7. Resolution 7/23. Human Rights and Climate Change, U.N. Human Rights Council
  • 8. Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, on the Relationship Between Climate Change and Human Rights
  • 9. Human Rights Obligations Relating to the Enjoyment of a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment, Focus report on Human Rights and Climate Change, Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2014
  • 10. U.N. Human Rights Council Resolution 29/15 on Climate Change and Human Rights … .
  • 11. Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Issue of Human Rights Obligations Relating to the Enjoyment of a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment, 2016
  • 12. Human Rights And Climate Change, Human Rights Council resolution 32/L.34, 2016 … .
  • 13. Briefing Book with Recommended Policies and Practices for Addressing the Security Risks of a Changing Climate
  • 14. National Report of the U.S. to the Human Rights Council for Universal Periodic Review, 2015
  • 15. Executive Order Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth, May 28, 2017
  • 16. Resolution on Human Rights and Climate Change, U.N. Human Rights Council, 2017 … .
  • CHAPTER TWENTY | The Human Right to Education and to a Human Rights Education (HRE)
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training, 2011
  • 2. Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, U.N. 2011
  • 3. World Programme for Human Rights Education: Phase 1, 2005-2009
  • 4. World Programme for Human Rights Education: Phase 2, 2010-2014
  • 5. World Programme for Human Rights Education: Phase 3, 2015-2019
  • 6. U.N. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • 7. United Nations General Assembly, Human Rights Council, Thirty-fifth Session, the Right to Education, 16 June 2017
  • CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE | International Criminal Law
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. Principles of International Law Recognized in the Charter of the Nüremberg Tribunal and in the Judgment of the Tribunal, 1950
  • 2. Draft Code of Offenses Against the Peace and Security of Mankind
  • 3. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, 1948
  • 4. Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, 1998
  • 5. American Service-members’ Protection Act of 2002
  • 6. From the Coalition for an International Criminal Court: U.S. Opposition to Joining the International Criminal Court
  • 7. Myths and Facts About the International Criminal Court, Human Rights Watch
  • CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO | International Humanitarian Law
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. [Hague] Convention (IV) Respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land and its Annex: Regulations Concerning the Laws and Customs of War on Land
  • 2. Basic Rules of the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • 3. Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949
  • 4. Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949
  • 5. Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I)
  • 6. Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II)
  • 7. Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which may be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects; Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the use of Mines, Booby-Traps and Other Devices
  • 8. Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction
  • 9. U.S. Landmine Policy Announcement, U.S. Department of State
  • 10. International Review of the Red Cross, regarding what Americans think of International Humanitarian Law
  • 11. The Right to Life and the International Law Framework Regulating the Use of Armed Drones in Armed Conflict or Counter-Terrorism Operations: Executive Summary
  • 12. Executive Order on U.S. Policy on Pre-and Post-Strike Measures to Address Civilian Casualties in U.S. Operations Involving the Use of Force
  • CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE | Human Rights & National Security/Counter Terrorism Measures
  • Quotes & Key Text Excerpts
  • What You Should Know
  • Primary Source Documents
  • 1. United Nations, Resolution of the Security Council, 24 September 2014
  • 2. Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism, Resolution adopted by the General Assembly, December 19, 2011
  • 3. Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism, Focusing on the Impact of Counter-terrorism Measures on the Human Rights of Migrants and Refugees
  • 4. Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism, Focusing on Accountability and Effective Remedies
  • 5. Report of the Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions: Study on Targeted Killings (such as by Armed Drones)
  • 6. Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism: The Protection of the Right to Privacy in the Fight Against Terrorism
  • 7. Good Practices on Legal and Institutional Frameworks and Measures that Ensure Respect for Human Rights by Intelligence Agencies While Countering Terrorism, Including on Their Oversight
  • 8. Resolution of the U.N. Human Rights Council on Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism: The Effects of Terrorism on the Enjoyment of All Human Rights
  • 9. Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism: Developments in Connection with Principal Issues and Recommendations for Reform of the United Nations Institutional Architecture
  • APPENDIX A | U.S. Law & Legislation, Resolutions, & the Restatement of Law
  • APPENDIX B | Case Law Decisions from U.S. Courts & International Courts
  • APPENDIX C | Reports of Selected U.S. & International NGOs
  • Bibliography
  • Primary Source Documents Index
  • About the Authors