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Vulnerable and Marginalised Groups and Human Rights

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Vulnerable and Marginalised Groups and Human Rights

9781849803922 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by David Weissbrodt, Regents Professor and Fredrikson and Byron Professor of Law and Mary Rumsey, Library Professor and Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian, University of Minnesota, US
Publication Date: 2011 ISBN: 978 1 84980 392 2 Extent: 736 pp
This insightful volume addresses human rights from the perspective of those groups whose rights are especially vulnerable to abuse, with particular reference to stateless or internally-displaced persons, linguistic, cultural and sexual minorities and disabled people.

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This insightful volume addresses human rights from the perspective of those groups whose rights are especially vulnerable to abuse, with particular reference to stateless or internally-displaced persons, linguistic, cultural and sexual minorities and disabled people.

Professor Weissbrodt and Professor Rumsey have brought together a comprehensive selection which elucidates the problems common to all vulnerable groups and provides a deeper understanding of their situation.

In their original introduction the editors discuss the question of protecting group rights in international law and provide an authoritative overview of the issues raised.

The volume will be an invaluable reference source for scholars and practitioners interested in human rights law and will also appeal to scholars in the fields of philosophy, human rights theory and disability studies.
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17 articles, dating from 1994 to 2010
Contributors include: R. Cholewinski, L.O.Gostin, W. Kålin, S.M. Marks, C. Martin, N. Rodley, E. Stamatopoulou, M.A. Stein
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Acknowledgements

Introduction David Weissbrodt and Mary Rumsey

PART I NON-CITIZENS AND INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS
A Refugees
1. Tom J. Farer (1995), ‘How the International System Copes with Involuntary Migration: Norms, Institutions and State Practice’

B Asylum Seekers
2. Jacqueline Bhabha (2002), ‘Internationalist Gatekeepers?: The Tension Between Asylum Advocacy and Human Rights’

C Migrant Workers
3. Ryszard Cholewinski (2007–2008), ‘The Human and Labor Rights of Migrants: Visions of Equality’

D Stateless People
4. David Weissbrodt and Clay Collins (2006), ‘The Human Rights of Stateless Persons’

E Internally Displaced Persons
5. Walter Kälin (1998), ‘The Guiding Principles on International Displacement – Introduction’

F Non-citizens Generally
6. David Weissbrodt and Stephen Meili (2010), ‘Human Rights and Protection of Non-citizens: Whither Universality and Indivisibility of Rights?’

PART II LINGUISTIC, CULTURAL AND SEXUAL MINORITIES
A Generally
7. Nigel S. Rodley (1995), ‘Conceptual Problems in the Protection of Minorities: International Legal Developments’

B Indigenous Peoples
8. Robert T. Coulter (2009), ‘The U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Historic Change in International Law’
9. Elsa Stamatopoulou (1994), ‘Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations: Human Rights as a Developing Dynamic’

C Gays and Lesbians
10. Douglas Sanders (2010), ‘Out at the UN’
11. Suzanne M. Marks (2006), ‘Global Recognition of Human Rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People’

D Linguistic Minorities
12. Robert Dunbar (2001), ‘Minority Language Rights in International Law’

PART III PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
A HIV / AIDS
13. Ellen M. Walker (2007), ‘The HIV/AIDS Pandemic and Human Rights: A Continuum Approach’

B The Elderly
14. Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón and Claudia Martin (2003), ‘The International Human Rights Status of Elderly Persons’

C Children
15. Rita Shackel (2003), ‘The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Review of its Successes and Future Directions’

D Mental Disabilities
16. Lawrence O. Gostin and Lance Gable (2004), ‘The Human Rights of Persons with Mental Disabilities: A Global Perspective on the Application of Human Rights Principles to Mental Health’

E Disabilities Generally
17. Michael Ashley Stein (2007), ‘Disability Human Rights’
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