Volume 7 (2007)

Freeing All God’s Children

By Clifford Bob

Freeing God’s Children: The Unlikely Alliance for Global Human Rights by Allen D. Hertzke. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004. 419pp.

Keywords: christian right; religious persecution; rights proliferation; new rights; non-governmental organizations; NGOs; Sudan; social movements

“I’m just talking about the law”: Guantánamo and the Lawyers

By Marten Zwanenburg

Guantánamo: The War on Human Rights by David Rose. New York: The New Press, 2004.

Keywords: Guantanamo; David Rose; John Yoo; torture; government lawyers; ethics; exceptionalism

Noble Human Rights Defender or International Band-Aid? On Contemporary Humanitarianism

By Kurt Mills

The Humanitarians: The International Committee of the Red Cross by David P. Forsythe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Keywords: humanitarianism; impartiality; International Committee of the Red Cross; ICRC; international humanitarian law; international humanitarian organizations; laws of war; neutrality; nongovernmental organizations; NGOs

Making Sense of a Senseless War

By J. Peter Pham

A Dirty War in West Africa: The RUF and the Destruction of Sierra Leone by Lansana Gberie. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2005.

Young Soldiers: Why They Choose to Fight by Rachel Brett and Irma Specht. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2005.

Keywords: Africa; child soldiers; civil conflict; war crimes

The Ethics of Torture

By Rebecca Evans

Torture: Does It Make Us Safer? Is It Ever OK? A Human Rights Perspective. Edited by Kenneth Roth and Mindy Worden. New York: The New Press, 2005. 201 pp.

Keywords: coercive interrogation; Geneva Conventions; terrorism; torture

Exploring Universal Rights: A Symposium

Contributors: Jamie Mayerfeld, Brooke Ackerly, Henry Shue, Jack Donnelly, Kok-Chor Tan, and Charles Beitz

Which Rights Should Be Universal? by William J. Talbott . New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2005. 232pp.

Keywords: democracy; development; human rights; self-determination; moral reasoning; autonomy; Talbott; liberalism; cultural rights; multiculturalism; intervention; well-being; universality; theory; moral objectivity; women; feminist; methodology; women's rights; power; difference; conflict; post-colonial

The Universality of Human Rights: A Response

By William J. Talbott

Keywords: human rights; universal rights; democratic rights; autonomy; liberalism; paternalism; cultural imperialism; legitimacy; consequentialism; moral objectivity; equilibrium reasoning; John Rawls; Richard Rorty

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