[csaa-forum] Invitation to Michael Kirby Launch

Baden Offord rofford at scu.edu.au
Mon Oct 30 18:13:12 CST 2006

Invitation to attend:

Activating Human Rights
edited by Elisabeth Porter and Baden Offord

to be launched by
Justice Michael Kirby

Friday 3 November 2006
6.00pm for 6.30pm
Gleebooks, Sydney

  RSVP: gleebooks 9660 2333 or www.gleebooks.com.au/events

This book is based on papers originally presented at the 
international conference 'Activating Human Rights and Diversity' held 
in Byron Bay in 2003.It advances a powerful and convincing 
affirmation of the importance of human rights in the twenty-first 
century and explores the vital connections between the theory and 
practice of human rights. It asks what kind of vision for humanity is 
necessary, given the harsh realities and challenges of the 
twenty-first century.

Part One: Theory & Action
Contents: Elisabeth Porter/Baden Offord: Introduction: Activating Human Rights
Baden Offord: Activating Human Rights through Questions of Value and Activism
Jim Ife: Human Rights beyond the 'Three Generations'
Carl F. Stychin: Same-Sex Sexualities and the Globalisation of Human Rights
Monica McWilliams: Human Rights and Conflict Resolution

Part Two: Organisational Defences
Sam Garkawe: 'Amnesty for Truth': A Violation of Human Rights by 
South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission?
Lara Fergus: Activating Women's Human Rights: Side Steps and Leaps 
Forward at Amnesty International
Michael Morison: Democratisation and Capacity-Building: An 
Uncomfortable Alliance in the East Timor National Elections 2001-2002

Part Three: International Contexts
Chee Soon Juan: Human Rights: Dirty Words in Singapore
Kulwant Singh: The Resolution of Property Rights of Refugees and 
Displaced Persons and Ethnic Crisis Management: Bosnia Herzegovina 
and Kashmir Compared
Kiikpoye K. Aaron: Human Rights Violation and Environmental 
Degradation in Nigeria

Part Four: Activating Particular Rights
Gerard Goggin/Christopher Newell: Reclaiming Civility: Disability, 
Diversity and Human Rights
Chantal Nadeau: Same-Sex Domestic Rights and Nationalist Politics
Irene Watson: Internationalising, Humanising and Diversifying: The 
One Nation State.

A Special  Discounted Price will be available at the launch.

gleebooks 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037
(see map at: http://www.gleebooks.com.au/default.asp?p=maps_htm)

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