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Examines whether or not judiciaries protect individuals from human rights abuses.
Introduction Europe Protection of Human Rights by the Judiciary in Romania by Monica Macovei The Judicial Protection of the Constitutional Rights and Freedoms in Russia: Myths and Reality by Igor Petrukhin Israel and the Occupied Territories The Protection of Human Rights by Judges: The Israeli Experience by Stephen Goldstein Judicial Protection in Israeli-Occupied Territories by John Quigley Latin America Judicial Protection of Human Rights in Latin America: Heroism and Pragmatism by Brian Turner India, the Philippines, and China Freedom from Torture, and Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment: The Role of the Supreme Court of India by Vijayashri Sripati Judicial Defense of Human Rights during the Marcos Dictatorship in the Philippines: The Careers of Claudio Teehankee and Cecelia Munoz Palma by C. Neal Tate Legal Culture, Legal Professionals, and the Future of Human Rights in China by Albert Melone and Xiaolin Wang The Protection of Indigenous Rights: The Australian Example "Retreat from Injustice": The High Court of Australia and Native Title by Garth Nettheim The United States U.S. Courts and the Selective Protection of Human Rights by Mark Gibney Concluding Remarks For Further Reading Index
MARK GIBNEY is Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Asheville. He has published extensively on legal and human rights issues, including Strangers or Friends: Principles for a New Alien Admission Policy (Greenwood, 1986) and Open Borders?, Closed Societies?: The Ethical and Political Issues (Greenwood, 1988). STANISLAW FRANKOWSKI is Professor of Law at the St. Louis University School of Law.
"The collection gathers insightful, engaging scholarship about interesting issues related to the role of national judges in the protection of human rights...this book offers noteworthy articles that will be of interest and aid to lawyers, judges, and activists working in the field of human rights."-Journal of International Law and Politics ?The collection gathers insightful, engaging scholarship about interesting issues related to the role of national judges in the protection of human rights...this book offers noteworthy articles that will be of interest and aid to lawyers, judges, and activists working in the field of human rights.?-Journal of International Law and Politics