Human Rights & Human Welfare
Human Rights & Human Welfare runs review essays and book notes, as well as hosting roundtable discussions to which Professor Ackerly contributes. See her contributions below:
- “A Rights Based Approach to Global Justice”: “There has already been a military response to the Ivory Coast. Should we wait to reflect on global injustice until we see the graphic images of genocide and tragedy elsewhere, or can we use a rights-based lens to care about global injustice as part of our everyday lives?”
- “The Hearts of Minds and Citizens”: “If the US contributes increased military support to Guatemala under the premise of curtailing the drug trade, it could inadvertently further destabilize this already politically unstable country … Concerns about destabilization in Guatemala (and Central America more generally) and the role of this destabilization in facilitating the drug trade have led the Economist to suggest that the solution is to increase military foreign aid to Guatemala.”
- Summer Research by Tristan Call, an Anthropology graduate student and member of the Transdiciplinary Initiative on Environmental Systems (TIES) course provides an update on the Guatemala situation referenced in “The Hearts of Minds and Citizens” post above.
- “The Right Side of the Coin: Focus on the Human Rights of the People, Not the Failure of States”: “If people do not have political power—that is, if their governments are not accountable to their people—then the focus of US foreign policy on “failed states” is misplaced. Rather, we have a national security interest in a foreign policy that is focused on enabling populations to assert their human rights and hold their governments accountable.”
- Green Corps has a new job posting, the early application deadline is Jan. 20th, 2017 that combines classroom training on advocacy and organizing skills with real-world experience. They partner with established groups like Environment America and the Wilderness Society to build and mobilize public support for their campaigns.
- At Idealist some activist organizations post their internship opportunities.
- Summer internship opportunity in Nashville, working for Metro Council. The description is: “The Calvert Street Group has immediate openings for campaign managers/coordinators in its Nashville, Tennessee office. Internships will be unpaid, and CSG supervisors will work with your learning institution and/or professor to assist in receiving academic credit.”
- Subscribe to the Resource-Net list-serv of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) to receive weekly information on jobs in the field of women’s rights in English
CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS – Download as PDF
THE INTERNATIONAL BILL OF HUMAN RIGHTS
UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTRUMENTS
In addition to the International Bill of Rights and the core human rights treaties, there are many other universal instruments relating to human rights. A non-exhaustive selection is listed below. The legal status of these instruments varies: declarations, principles, guidelines, standard rules and recommendations have no binding legal effect, but such instruments have an undeniable moral force and provide practical guidance to States in their conduct; covenants, statutes, protocols and conventions are legally-binding for those States that ratify or accede to them. Information on the status of ratification of selected instruments is available here. Printer-friendly versions of these instruments may be downloaded from the CD-ROM Compilation of Universal Instruments accessible online here.
WORLD CONFERENCE ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND MILLENNIUM ASSEMBLY
THE RIGHT OF SELF-DETERMINATION
RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND MINORITIES
PREVENTION OF DISCRIMINATION
RIGHTS OF WOMEN
RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
RIGHTS OF OLDER PERSONS
RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE: PROTECTION OF PERSONS SUBJECTED TO DETENTION OR IMPRISONMENT
SOCIAL WELFARE, PROGRESS AND DEVELOPMENT
PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
RIGHT TO HEALTH
RIGHT TO WORK AND TO FAIR CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION
SLAVERY, SLAVERY-LIKE PRACTICES AND FORCED LABOUR
RIGHTS OF MIGRANTS
NATIONALITY, STATELESSNESS, ASYLUM AND REFUGEES
WAR CRIMES AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, INCLUDING GENOCIDE