Timo Kivimaki investigates the reasons behind, and consequences of, military operations by Western powers.
Author: Timo Kivimäki
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Timo Kivimaki investigates the reasons behind, and consequences of, military operations by Western powers. It focuses on those interventions aimed at protecting civilians from terror, dictators and criminals in fragile states. In doing so it contributes to the cosmopolitan, feminist and post-colonial literature on humanitarian interventions.
Failure-to-protect policies and practices are intended to better ensure the safety and protection of children. But as this book demonstrates, these policies actually increase danger for children and for their mothers.
Author: Susan Strega
Publisher: Fernwood Books Limited
Category: Social Science
Failure-to-protect policies and practices are intended to better ensure the safety and protection of children. But as this book demonstrates, these policies actually increase danger for children and for their mothers. While failure to protect is not always encoded in policy documents, practices that engage mothers and hold them responsible for violence in the home, while excusing or ignoring the male offender, are common. Moreover, these actions most often play out on the shoulders of marginalized and already oppressed women and, in a cruel twist, place blame on mothers because they are unable to protect their children from factors beyond their control, such as poverty, racism, intimate partner violence and inadequate housing. In this book, writers from Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia explain how the concept of failure to protect emerged and how it differentially impacts child welfare clients by virtue of their gender, race and class positions. Chapters dedicated to child sexual abuse and intimate partner abuse, for example, illustrate just how ineffective failure-to-protect policies are at protecting both women and children. Beyond a critique of child protection systems, the book proposes innovative and effective alternatives to policies and practices informed by failure to protect. This edited collection compels us to think critically about knowledge that is taken for granted and opens up possibilities for practices that are not only grounded in social justice but fulfill the mandate of child welfare to effectively protect children."
America's Sexual Predator Laws and the Rise of the Preventive State Eric S.
Janus. FAILURE lo PROTECT FAILURE lo PROTECT America's Sexual Predator
Lams and the Rise FAILURE to PROTECT.
Author: Eric S. Janus
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Most crimes of sexual violence are committed by people known to the victim—acquaintances and family members. Yet politicians and the media overemphasize predatory strangers when legislating against and reporting on sexual violence. In this book, Eric S. Janus goes far beyond sensational headlines to expose the reality of the laws designed to prevent sexual crimes. He shows that "sexual predator" laws, which have intense public and political support, are counterproductive. Janus contends that aggressive measures such as civil commitment and Megan's law, which are designed to restrain sex offenders before they can commit another crime, are bad policy and do little to actually reduce sexual violence. Further, these new laws make use of approaches such as preventive detention and actuarial profiling that violate important principles of liberty. Janus argues that to prevent sexual violence, policymakers must address the deep-seated societal problems that allow it to flourish. In addition to criminal sanctions, he endorses the specific efforts of some advocates, organizations, and social scientists to stop sexual violence by, for example, taking steps to change the attitudes and behaviors of school-age children and adolescents, improving public education, and promoting community treatment and supervision of previous offenders. Janus also warns that the principles underlying the predator laws may be the early harbingers of a "preventive state" in which the government casts wide nets of surveillance and intervenes to curtail liberty before crimes of any type occur. More than a critique of the status quo, this book discusses serious alternatives and how best to overcome the political obstacles to achieving rational policy.
Every year tens of millions of individuals suffer grave abuses of their human rights. These violations occur worldwide, in war-torn countries and in the wealthiest states. Despite many of the abuses being well-documented, little seems to be done to stop them from happening. The United Nations was established to safeguard world peace and security, development, and human rights yet it is undeniable that currently is it failing to protect the rights of a great many people from the victims of ethnic cleansing, to migrants, those displaced by war and women who suffer horrendous abuse. This book looks at the reasons for that failure. Using concrete examples intertwined with explanations of the law and politics of the UN, Rosa Freedman offers clear explanations of how and why the Organisation is unable, at best, or unwilling, at worst, to protect human rights. Written for a non-specialist audience, her book also seeks to explain why certain countries and political blocs manipulate and undermine the UN s human rights machinery. Failing to Protect demonstrates the urgent need for radical reform of the machinery of human rights protection at the international level.
Author: Pamela Samuels YoungPublish On: 2019-10-22
"A school's blatant cover up; A mother's fight for justice"--Front cover.
Author: Pamela Samuels Young
The author of the award-winning thriller Anybody's Daughter is back with an addictive legal thriller that tackles bullying and its devastating aftermath. What Really Goes on Behind School Doors? When the classroom is no longer a safe space for her child, the outraged mother of a bullied nine-year-old is determined to seek justice for her daughter. An ambitious school principal, however, is far more concerned about protecting her career than getting to the truth. She flat out denies any knowledge of the bullying and prefers to sweep everything under the rug. But just how low will she go? Enter hard-charging attorneys Angela Evans and Jenny Ungerman. From the start, the two lawyers face more than an uphill battle. As the case enters the courtroom, the attorneys fight hard to expose the truth. But will a massive coverup hinder their quest for justice?
Human Rights Watch July 2004 Vol. 16 No. 6 (D). Failure. to. Protect: Anti-
Minority Violence in Kosovo, March 2004 SUMMARY...................................................
Author: Bouckaert, Peter
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
Recommendations -- Introduction -- Background: Kosovo's unresolved status and the role of the international community in Kosovo -- The sparks that caused a fire -- Failure to protect: UNMIK and KFOR'S inability to protect Serbs and other minorities -- The violence: ethnic Albanian attacks on Serbs and Roma -- The response of the Kosovar leadership to the violence -- The situation for Serbs, Roma, and other non-Albanian minorities in Kosovo after the violence -- Acknowledgements.
Key recommendations -- Background -- Findings. Discrimination in and barriers to access to education -- Violations of the right to health -- Violations of the right to privacy and to information -- Disclosure of HIV status, sex education, and the right to information -- Discrimination and barriers to employment -- Government response and failures to protect children -- Human rights standards in international and Romanian law -- Detailed recommendations -- Conclusion.
Human conscience can probably take tragedies in small doses and rationalize
why it failed to act. Surely if there was an international duty to protect, some of
these tragedies would either not have occurred or their consequences would
Author: Frederik Grünfeld
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Category: Political Science
This volume is about the failure to prevent genocide in Rwanda in 1994. In particular, the research focuses on why the early warnings of an emerging genocide were not translated into early preventative action. The warnings were well documented by the most authoritative source, the Canadian U.N. peace-keeping commander General Romeo Dallaire and sent to the leading political civil servants in New York. The communications and the decisionmaking are scrutinized, i.e., who received what messages at what time, to whom the messages were forwarded and which (non-) decisions were taken in response to the alarming reports of weapon deliveries and atrocities. This book makes clear that this genocide could have been prevented. Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.
Failure. of. Caprivi's. New. Course. Kaiser Wilhelm II had come to power in June
1888 after the short 99 day rule of Frederick III, who had been a known critic of
Bismarck and Prussian militarism. By March 1890, in the first day of the Leo von ...
Author: Hall Gardner
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Political Science
World War I represents one of the most studied, yet least understood, systemic conflicts in modern history. At the time, it was a major power war that was largely unexpected. This book refines and expands points made in the author’s earlier work on the failure to prevent World War I. It provides an alternative viewpoint to the thesis of Christopher Clark, Fritz Fischer, Paul Kennedy, among others, as to the war's long-term origins. By starting its analysis with the causes and consequences of the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War and the German annexation of Alsace-Lorraine, the study systematically explores the key geostrategic, political-economic and socio-cultural-ideological disputes between France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Russia, Japan, the United States and Great Britain, the nature of their foreign policy goals, alliance formations, arms rivalries, as well as the dynamics of the diplomatic process, so as to better explain the deeper roots of the 'Great War'. The book concludes with a discussion of the war's relevance and the diplomatic failure to forge a possible Anglo-German-French alliance, while pointing out how it took a second world war to realize Victor Hugo’s nineteenth-century vision of a United States of Europe-a vision now being challenged by financial crisis and Russia's annexation of Crimea.
... label of Gross Human Rights Violations (GHRV).2 Our aim is to study the
international response to these GHRVs. In our view,. 1 Grünfeld, F. and Huijboom
, A. (2007) The Failure to Prevent Genocide in Rwanda: The Role of Bystanders.
Author: Fred Grünfeld
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Category: Political Science
The book looks at the role of states and international organisations in their attempts to prevent the genocide in Darfur (2003-2005); from early warning to limited action in the field of humanitarian assistance, mediation, sanctions and peace-keeping. The book uses several theories to explain how decisionmaking led to the (absence) of international responses.
Author: Earl Ofari HutchinsonPublish On: 2020-12-07
This book traces the root cause of the White House's failure to protect the rights of African Americans.
Author: Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Category: African Americans
This book traces the root cause of the White House's failure to protect the rights of African Americans. It gives a rich historical account of the racial philosophy, policies, and practices of successive presidents from Warren G. Harding to Bill Clinton.