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Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics

Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics (Hardback)

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This volume argues that international human rights law has made a positive contribution to the realization of human rights in much of the world. Although governments sometimes ratify human rights treaties, gambling that they will experience little pressure to comply with them, this is not typically the case. Focusing on rights stakeholders rather than the United Nations or state pressure, Beth Simmons demonstrates through a combination of statistical analyses and case studies that the ratification of treaties leads to better rights practices on average. Simmons argues that international human rights law should get more practical and rhetorical support from the international community as a supplement to broader efforts to address conflict, development, and democratization.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical control & freedomsHuman rightsLawInternational lawInternational law of transport, communications & commerceInternational communications & telecommunications lawLawInternational lawInternational law of transport, communications & commerceInternational maritime lawLawInternational lawInternational law of transport, communications & commerceInternational space & aerospace lawLawInternational lawInternational law of transport, communications & commerceTransnational commercial lawLawInternational lawInternational law reportsLawInternational lawPrivate international law & conflict of lawsLawInternational lawPublic international lawDiplomatic lawLawInternational lawPublic international lawInternational criminal lawLawInternational lawPublic international lawInternational economic & trade lawLawInternational lawPublic international lawInternational environmental lawLawInternational lawPublic international lawInternational human rights lawLawInternational lawPublic international lawInternational humanitarian lawLawInternational lawPublic international lawInternational law of territory & statehoodLawInternational lawPublic international lawInternational organisations & institutionsLawInternational lawPublic international lawJurisdiction & immunitiesLawInternational lawPublic international lawLaw of the seaLawInternational lawPublic international lawTreaties & other sources of international lawLawInternational lawSettlement of international disputesInternational arbitrationLawInternational lawSettlement of international disputesInternational courts & procedures Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 31/08/2009 ISBN-13: 9780521885102  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Beth Simmons is Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Massachusetts. She received her PhD from Harvard University in the Department of Government and has taught international relations, international law, and international political economy at Duke University, North Carolina, the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University. Her book Who Adjusts? Domestic Sources of Foreign Economic Policy During the Interwar Years, 1924-1939, was recognized by the American Political Science Association in 1995 as the best book published in 1994 in government, politics, or international relations. She has worked at the International Monetary Fund with the support of a Council on Foreign Relations Fellowship (1995-6), has spent a year as a senior fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (1996-7), spent a year in residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, California (2002-3), and is currently a Fellow at the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice at New York University. Her new book is entitled Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics (Cambridge, 2009). Simmons was elected in April 2009 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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