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[ 18 Jun 2013 | Comments Off ]
Protest for Burma in Kitchener, Ontario 2007. Wendy Lauren.

Olena Hrabovska*
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Human rights are commonly conceived and expressed as human freedoms. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“UDHR”) says that every “member of the human family” has a kind of freedom and envisions “the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear.”[1] Freedom, equality, and respect for human dignity are recognized as underlying principles of human rights.
The concept of “human rights” is multifaceted. Many scholars have attempted to provide a definition by describing two …

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[ 18 Jun 2013 | Comments Off ]
Tribal Leader Summit

Cheryl L. Daytec*
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Federal Indian policy is, to say the least, schizophrenic. And this confusion continues to infuse federal Indian law and our cases.[1]
– Justice Clarence Thomas
It’s not the package and the wrapping which counts but what is inside, underneath the clothes and the skin.
– Lame Deer, Lakota
In the United States, there are more or less 565 federally recognized Indian tribes,[2] excluding the Alaska Native Peoples.Nineteenth century jurisprudence is characterized by judicial rhetorical flourishes on their sovereignty predating colonization. To provide a legal and, perhaps, moral …

Africa, Featured, Headline, Human Rights, Humanitarian Law »

[ 17 Jun 2013 | Comments Off ]

Girmachew Alemu Aneme*
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In May 2001, all but one African state ratified a regional treaty, the African Union Constitutive Act, which provides for intervention inside African Union (AU) Member States against genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.[1] The AU Constitutive Act is the first international treaty that institutionalized the cosmopolitan ideal of protecting people inside states against mass atrocities as a matter of common obligation. The unanimous adoption of the AU’s right of intervention is a deviation from the longstanding strict adherence to the principles …