Human Rights Regimes in the Americas

Human Rights Regimes in the Americas

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789280811766
Publisher: Bernan Distribution
Publication date: 03/30/2010
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mónica Serrano is executive director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.

Vesselin Popovski is senior academic officer at the Institute for Sustainability and Peace, United Nations University.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Contributors viii

1 The human rights regime in the Americas: Theory and reality Mónica Serrano 1

2 Why the human rights regime in the Americas matters Par Engstrom Andrew Hurrell 29

3 Democracy, human rights and the United States: Tradition and mutation Tom Farer 56

4 Strengthening the protection of human rights in the Americas: A role for Canada? Bernard Duhaime 84

5 Human rights and the state in Latin America Ramesh Thakur Jorge Heine 114

6 Human rights in context: Brazil Fiona Macaulay 133

7 Human rights and democracy in Chile Felipe González 156

8 Human rights in Cuba and the international system Ana Covarrubias 170

9 Actors and processes in the generation of change in the human rights policy of Mexico Alejandro Anaya Muñoz 189

10 Battling against the odds: Human rights in hard times José Miguel Vivanco Daniel Wilkinson 207

11 Human rights in the Americas: Progress, challenges and prospects Nicholas Turner Vesselin Popovski 228

Index 244

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