Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Rights

Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Rights

Cover to the book "Human Rights in the Extractive Industries"

Cover to the book “Human Rights in the Extractive Industries”

Human Rights in the Extractive Industries

Editors: Feichtner Isabel,  Krajewski Markus, Roesch Ricarda (Eds.)

This book addresses key challenges and conflicts arising in extractive industries (mining, oil drilling) concerning the human rights of workers, their families, local communities and other stakeholders. Further, it analyses various instruments that have sought to mitigate human rights violations by defining transparency-related obligations and participation rights. These include the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), disclosure requirements, and free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). The book critically assesses these instruments, demonstrating that, in some cases, they produce unwanted effects. Furthermore, it highlights the importance of resistance to extractive industry projects as a response to human rights violations, and discusses how transparency, participation and resistance are interconnected.

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Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Rights

Cover to the book "Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Rights"

Cover to the book “Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Rights”

Editor-in-chief: Markus Krajewski
Series Editors: Petra Bendel, Heiner Bielefeldt, Andreas Frewer, Manfred L. Pirner

Human rights are one of the normative cornerstones of contemporary international law and global governance. Due to the complexities of actual or potential violations of human rights and in light of current crises, new and interdisciplinary research is urgently needed. The series Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Rights recognizes the growing importance and necessity of interdisciplinary research in human rights. The series consists of monographs and collected volumes addressing human rights research from different disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, including but not limited to philosophy, law, political science, education, and medical ethics. Its goal is to explore new and contested questions such as the extraterritorial application of human rights and their relevance for non-state actors, as well as the philosophical and theoretical foundations of human rights. The series also addresses policy questions of current interest including the human rights of migrants and refugees, LGBTI rights, and bioethics, as well as business and human rights.

The series editors are Members of the Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN), an interdisciplinary research center at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg. The Advisory Board brings together human rights scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines and regional backgrounds. The series welcomes suggestions for publications of academic research falling into the series subject matter.

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Human Rights Literacies – Future Directions

Cover to the book: Human Rights Literacies

Cover to the book “Human Rights Literacies”

Editors: Roux, Cornelia, Becker, Anne (Springer, 2018)

This book adds impetus to the nexus between human rights, human rights education and material reality. The dissonance between these aspects is of growing concern for most human rights educators in various social contexts. The first part of the book opens up new discourses and presents new ontologies and epistemologies from scholars in human rights, human rights education and human rights literacies to critique and/or justify the understandings of human rights’ complex applications. Today’s rapidly changing social contexts and new languages attempting to understand ongoing dehumanization and violations, put enormous pressure on higher education, educators, individuals working in social sciences, policy makers and scholars engaged in curricula making.The second part demonstrates how global interactions between citizens from different countries with diverse understandings of human rights (from developed and developing democracies) question the link between human rights and it’s in(ex)clusive Western philosophies. Continuing inhumane actions around the globe reflect the failure of human rights law and human rights education in schools, higher education and society at large. The book shows that human rights education is no longer a blueprint for understanding human rights and its universal or contextual values presented for multicomplexial societies. The final chapters argue for new ontologies and epistemologies of human rights, human rights education and human rights literacies to open-up difficult conversations and to give space to dissonant and disruptive discourses. The many opportunities for human rights education and literacies lies in these conversations.

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Liability of Corporations in Human Rights Violations in a context of Civil and Criminal Law

Cover to the Book "Zivil- und strafrechtliche Unternehmensverantwortung für Menschenrechtsverletzungen"

Cover to the Book “Zivil- und strafrechtliche Unternehmensverantwortung für Menschenrechtsverletzungen”

Editors: Krajewski, Markus, Oehm, Franziska, Saage-Maaß, Miriam (Springer, 2018)

This volume concerns investigations into entrepreneurial conduct in case of human rights violations and the civil and criminal law consequences thereof. In the focus are German civil law, trade law and international private law as well as German and international criminal law. Additionally, English and US-American liability law are analyzed. The contributions in this volume summarize the latest state of research and discussions, and point out opportunities for action concerning legal policy as well as further need for research. The questions discussed and analyzed in the volume are the basis and reference for a better understanding and further development of the connection of business and human rights.

In German Language.

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Human Rights and Religion in Educational Contexts

Cover to the Book "Human Rights and Religion in Educational Contexts"

Cover to the Book “Human Rights and Religion in Educational Contexts”

Editors: Pirner, Manfred L., Lähnemann, Johannes, Bielefeldt, Heiner (Springer, 2016)

What is the role of religion(s) in a human rights culture and in human rights education? How do human rights and religion relate in the context of public education? And what can religious education at public schools contribute to human rights education?These are the core questions addressed by this book. Stimulating deliberations, illuminating analyses and promising conceptual perspectives are offered by renowned experts from ten countries and diverse academic disciplines.

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