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  1. The Rise and Fall of Human Rights
    The Rise and Fall of Human Rights provides a groundbreaking ethnographic investigation of the Palestinian human rights world—its NGOs, activists, and "victims," as well as their politics, training, and discourse—since... Learn More
    Published: 8th May 2013
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  2. Values in Translation
    The World Bank is the largest lender to developing countries, making loans worth over $20 billion per year to finance development projects around the globe. To guide its investments, the Bank has adopted a number of social and... Learn More
    Published: 20th June 2012
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  3. Just Violence
    Police who engage in torture are condemned by human rights activists, the media, and people across the world who shudder at their brutality. Stark revelations about torture by American forces at places like Guantanamo Bay have... Learn More
    Published: 7th April 2017
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  4. Bodies of Truth
    Bodies of Truth offers an intimate account of how apartheid victims deal with the long-term effects of violence, focusing on the intertwined themes of embodiment, injury, victimhood, and memory. In 2002, victims of apartheid-era... Learn More
    Published: 12th October 2016
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  5. Rights After Wrongs
    The international legal framework of human rights presents itself as universal. But rights do not exist as a mere framework; they are enacted, practiced, and debated in local contexts. Rights After Wrongs ethnographically explores... Learn More
    Published: 25th May 2016
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  6. If God Were a Human Rights Activist
    We live in a time when the most appalling social injustices and unjust human sufferings no longer seem to generate the moral indignation and the political will needed both to combat them effectively and to create a more just and... Learn More
    Published: 29th April 2015
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  7. Digging for the Disappeared
    The mass graves from our long human history of genocide, massacres, and violent conflict form an underground map of atrocity that stretches across the planet's surface. In the past few decades, due to rapidly developing technologies... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2015
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  8. Of Medicines and Markets
    Central American countries have long defined health as a human right. But in recent years regional trade agreements have ushered in aggressive intellectual property reforms, undermining this conception. Questions of IP and health... Learn More
    Published: 5th June 2013
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  9. Campaigning for Justice
    Advocates within the human rights movement have had remarkable success establishing new international laws, securing concrete changes in human rights policies and practices, and transforming the terms of public debate. Yet too... Learn More
    Published: 19th December 2012
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  10. In the Wake of Neoliberalism
    Understanding the various meanings given to human and citizenship rights in Argentina is an important task, particularly so given the nation's prominence in global discussions. An "exporter" of tactics, ideas, and experts,... Learn More
    Published: 21st November 2012
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  11. Disquieting Gifts
    While most people would not consider sponsoring an orphan's education to be in the same category as international humanitarian aid, both acts are linked by the desire to give. Many studies focus on the outcomes of humanitarian... Learn More
    Published: 30th May 2012
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  12. Stones of Hope
    Many human rights advocates agree that conventional advocacy tools— reporting abuses to international tribunals or shaming the perpetrators of human rights violations—have proven ineffective. Increasingly, social justice... Learn More
    Published: 25th October 2010
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  13. Judging War, Judging History
    In a country or community fractured by war and mass violence, who is to determine "justice" and how it should be achieved? Truth commissions, international courts, and financial restitution are some of the various solutions... Learn More
    Published: 21st May 2010
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  14. Localizing Transitional Justice
    Through war crimes prosecutions, truth commissions, purges of perpetrators, reparations, and memorials, transitional justice practices work under the assumptions that truth telling leads to reconciliation, prosecutions bring closure,... Learn More
    Published: 23rd April 2010
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  15. Surrendering to Utopia
    Surrendering to Utopia is a critical and wide-ranging study of anthropology's contributions to human rights. Providing a unique window into the underlying political and intellectual currents that have shaped human rights in the... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2009
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  16. Human Rights for the 21st Century
    A new moral, ethical, and legal framework is needed for international human rights law. Never in human history has there been such an elaborate international system for human rights, yet from massive disasters, such as the Darfur... Learn More
    Published: 5th February 2009
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