Thursday, January 29, 2009

Human Rights Advocacy Stories

New in the library: Human Rights Advocacy Stories (JC571 .H86 2009 at Reference Area).

The 15 chapters cover topics as diverse as torture, sexual identity, indigenous land rights, and the death penalty. (The catalog record lists all the chapters and authors.)

If you were at the presentation on Tuesday night about the Rwanda tribunal (see post), you heard a little about the Akayesu case, which for the first time included rape in genocide charges. To learn much more, read Beth Van Schaack, Engendering Genocide: The Akayesu Case Before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, pp. 193-227 in this volume.

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