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Human Rights Bookshelf

The Human Rights Program highlights publications from faculty across several colleges and degree programs. Adding their voices to the ongoing debates and theories of human rights, our faculty are among the world’s leaders in writing on issues including transitional justice, representations and memory of mass violence, history of human rights, gender and war, and the defense of rights and rule of law.

 

  • Book title: Memory and Forgetting in the Post-Holocaust Era

    Memory and Forgetting in the Post-Holocaust Era: The Ethics of Never Again

    Authors: Alejandro Baer and Natan Sznaider
    Examination of the effects of a globalized Holocaust culture and how memory activists maneuver between duties of remembrance and the benefits of forgetting.

  • Legacies of Violence in Contemporary Spain: Exhuming the Past, Understanding the Present

    Legacies of Violence in Contemporary Spain: Exhuming the Past, Understanding...

    Authors: Ofelia Ferrán and Lisa Hilbink
    Study of Francoist violence in contemporary Spain, focusing on exhumations of mass graves from the Civil War and post-war era.

  • Revealing New Truths about Spain’s Violent Past: Perpetrators Confessions and Victim Exhumations

    Revealing New Truths about Spain’s Violent Past

    Authors: Leigh Payne and Paloma Aguilar
    Analysis of Spain's transformation from consensual guilt and oblivion in dealing with its past to that of openness via victim testimony and perpetrators’ confessions.

     
  • Representing Mass Violence: Conflicting Responses to Human Rights Violations in Darfur

    Representing Mass Violence

    Author: Joachim Savelsberg
    Analysis reflecting the dramatic differences in the framing of mass violence as represented to the public via media.

  • The Development of International Human Rights Law: Volume I

    The Development of International Human Rights Law

    Author: Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Editor: David Weissbrodt
    Essays by experts on human rights, encompassing the development of human rights law and many of its current controversies.

  • The Contentious History of the International Bill of Human Rights

    The Contentious History of the International Bill of Human Rights

    Author: Christopher Roberts
    Exploration of human rights, including the deep disagreement over their true source of origin, how to study them and how best to address their deficits.

  • Los umbrales del testimonio: Entre las narraciones de los sobrevivientes y las señas de la posdictadura

    Los umbrales del testimonio: Entre las narraciones de los sobrevivientes y...

    Author: Ana Forcinito
    Rereading testimonial narratives of former political prisoners in Argentina and the central roles they played in the struggles against impunity.

  • Kathryn Sinkkink's Justice Cascade

    The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions Are Changing World Politics

    Author: Kathryn Sikkink
    Reveals the emergence of human rights prosecutions and their effect on democracy, conflict, and repression.

  • On the Frontlines: Gender, War, and the Post-Conflict Process

    On the Frontlines

    Authors: Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Dina Francesca Haynes, and Naomi Cahn
    Consequences of violence and discrimination experienced by women in post-conflict states, offering practical solutions to ensure gender centrality in peacemaking and peace enforcement.

  • Crime and Human Rights: Criminology of Genocide and Atrocities

    Crime and Human Rights: Criminology of Genocide and Atrocities

    Author: Joachim Savelsberg
    A linking of human rights scholarship with criminological theory to explore explanations of and responses to crimes against humanity.

  • Second-Wave Neoliberalism: Gender, Race, and Health Sector Reform in Peru

    Second-Wave Neoliberalism: Gender, Race, and Health Sector Reform in Peru

    Author: Christina Ewig
    A case study of the multifaceted efforts to reform the health sector in Peru under the Fujimori regime.

  • Oath Betrayed: America’s Torture Doctors, 2nd ed.

    Oath Betrayed: America’s Torture Doctors, 2nd ed.

    Author: Steven Miles
    Telling of how doctors, psychologists, and medics cleared the way for the United States to torture prisoners in the war on terror.

  • Love Marriage

    Love Marriage

    Author: V.V. Ganeshananthan
    A story of the daughter of Sri Lankan immigrants who left their collapsing country and married in America, chronicles how Sri Lankan politics continues to affect daily life.

  • Judges beyond Politics in Democracy and Dictatorship: Lessons from Chile

    Judges beyond Politics in Democracy and Dictatorship: Lessons from Chile

    Author: Lisa Hilbink
    Longitudinal case study of Chilean judicial behavior before, during, and after the rule of Augusto Pinochet.

  • Sons of the Sierra: Juarez, Diaz, and the People of Ixtlan, Oaxaca, 1855–1920

    Sons of the Sierra: Juarez, Diaz, and the People of Ixtlan, Oaxaca, 1855–1920

    Author: Patrick McNamara
    Historical exploration of events in Ixtlan, where Zapotec Indians supported the liberal cause and sought to exercise influence over statewide and national politics.