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The Nordic Journal of Human Rights winter issue for 2016 features four research articles covering a wide range of human rights topics: international election observation, women’s rights, substantive equality and judicial responses to ethno-cultural claims, as well as an ethnographic study of Mayan concepts and human rights framework. In this issue, all our contributing authors analyse and promote the development of more sophisticated rights frameworks and jurisprudence.
The Nordic Journal of Human Rights autumn issue includes a legal commentary on the Habré judgment, an article on non-discrimination jurisprudence in the European Court of Human Rights, an article on Danish asylum law and children’s rights, as well as two articles on the subject of proselytisation and human rights. Articles are available from Taylor & Francis for download.
Contributions include an article on deference claims and recent deportation cases in the Human Rights Committee, and an article on the development of norms and an international legal framework on prohibition of child soldiers. The issue also features an article on the freedom of speech debate in Norway after 22 July, and an article which analyses the Norwegian Immigration Appeals Board’s assessments of asylum-seeking children’s affiliation to Norway. Articles are available from Taylor & Francis for download.
This issue features a timely article on the need for a closer relationship between fiscal transparency and human rights, and an article which offers a critical analysis of how the UN Human Rights Council conceives of traditional cultural practices. The latest issue also highlights the transition to an inclusive education system for disabled children, and features a reflection piece on human rights and dignity in health care. Articles are available from Taylor & Francis for download.
This Special Issue on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity examines whether, how, and to what extent human rights of LGBTI persons are upheld. It discusses how international, regional, and national law have responded to the wide range of human rights violations ten years after the adoption of the Yogyakarta Principles. Article are available from Taylor & Francis for download.
Contributions to this issue include analyses of the Palestinian membership of the ICC; free legal aid as a human right; case law of the European Court of Human Rights concerning grounds of discrimination under article 14; and African Union member state participation in the ICC. Articles are available from Taylor & Francis for download.
With very topically diverse contributions, Issue 2, 2015 includes analysis of sub-national human rights institutions; transitional justice challenges in the Former Yugoslavia; and topical issues to human rights and business. Articles are available from Taylor & Francis for download.
Issue 1, 2015 features Judge Robert Spano's Torkel Opsahl Memorial Lecture. Other contributions include analysis on the cooperation between the European Court of Human Rights and Norwegian courts; human rights implications in the use of biofuels in the EU; and minority rights in the EU five years after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty. Articles are available from Taylor & Francis for download.
With Guest Editors, Maija Mustaniemi-Laakso and Hans-Otto Sano, this Special Issue on Human Rights-Based Change and the Institutionalisation of Economic and Social Rights seeks to provide insight into how human rights-based approaches have contributed to change. It examines traditional and innovative ways of mainstreaming and institutionalising human right in judicial, bureaucratic and organisational processes in development work. Article are available from Taylor & Francis for download.
Issue 3 explores the use of internally displaced persons; the protection of ownership rights in Norwegian building and planning laws; framing actors in human rights debates; and human rights-based approaches to climate change. Articles are available from Taylor & Francis for download.
This Special Issue, Fragmentation in International Human Rights Law - Beyond Conflict of Law, explores the consequences of institutional fragmentation within international human rights law. Employing a functionalist comparative law methodology, the right to privacy and family life, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of association are analysed. Articles are available from Taylor & Francis for download.
This Issue of the Nordic Journal features Manfred Nowak's 2013 Torkel Opsahl Memorial Lecture in addition to articles on the impact of UN human rights treaty bodies; the application of human rights to neoclassical economics; and Norway's ratification to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Articles are available from Taylor & Francis for download.
Issue 4 consists of a Special Section on Fragile Democracies, edited by Leiry Cornejo Chavez and Andreas Føllesdal. Do regional human rights courts strengthen democracy? If so, under what circumstances does this occur? Articles are available from Idunn.no for download.
Guest edited by Michael Ashley Stein, the Special Section on Disability and Development offers insightful and practical guidance to disability inclusive programming in development aid and humanitarian relief. Additional articles discuss human rights principles and indicators; fulfilling nursing home residents’ right to food; and open access and the right to benefit from scientific progress. Articles are available from Idunn.no for download.
With Guest Editors Elin Skaar and Astri Suhrke, this Special Issue examines the social, political and judicial forces behind the creation and operation of transitional justice mechanisms after violent conflict. Articles are available from Idunn.no for download.
Issue 1 of the NJHR explores topics on genetically modified foods and the right to food, the European Court of Human Rights and the Interlaken, Izmir and Brighton Declarations, National Human Rights Institutions and their role in monitoring human rights and participation in health reform in Colombia. Articles are availble at Idunn.no for download.
This Issue of the Nordic Journal features articles on interim measures and the European Court of Human Rights; the Russian Orthodox Church; Imprisonment and Internet Access and finally, Rascist and Discriminatory Speech in Norway. This Issue is available directly from Idunn.no
This is a special issue, titled Quantifying Human Rights
With special guest editors Malcolm Langford and Sakiko Fukuda-Parr
Featuring articles on Norway, Sweden and Finland and the ILO Convention 169; Complimentary protection and the Finnish Aliens Act; and Indonesian Blasphemy Law
Featuring articles examining Human rights and human development; Due diligence and harmful traditional practices; and the psycho-social correlates of the support of torture
Featuring research on the media and access to information in China and Vietnam; Conceptions of anti-discrimination; and the constitutionalisation of Islam in Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq
Sexuality rights under the ECHR; the Finnmark Act of 2005; and the concluding articles of the Waiver and Human Rights series
Equality and freedom in Canada and Quebec; Freedom of religion in Europe; and part II of the Waiver of Human Rights series