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From: Roger Duthie (rogerd@cceia.org)
Date: Fri Jul 21 2000 - 14:07:40 EDT


ANNOUNCING TWO NEW ISSUES OF HUMAN RIGHTS DIALOGUE

The Spring and Summer 2000 issues of Human Rights Dialogue, the quarterly publication of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, are now available free of charge on-line at http://www.cceia.org/hrdiabst.htm or via regular mail. Please contact Deborah Carroll at dcarroll@cceia.org or at the address below to receive a free subscription. You can find out more about the Carnegie Council's Human Rights Initiative at www.cceia.org/HRI.htm.

"Silence Breaking: The Women's Dimension of the Human Rights Box"
Series #2 Issue #3, Summer 2000
The Beijing Platform for Action emerged from the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995. The Beijing +5 meeting, held in New York this past June, assessed the implementation of the Platform in critical areas of concern, including human rights. The Human Rights Initiative contributes to this agenda by focusing on women's rights. Specifically, what can human rights language and concepts achieve for women and girls at the local level? Is the human rights movement responding to local needs? Are those struggling for gender equity at the local level embracing a human rights framework? If so, why, when, and under what conditions is it successful from their perspective? Local women's rights advocates from around the world discuss how to mediate between universal rights and conflicting cultural norms towards advancing women's causes.

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"Human Rights Litigation: Promise v. Perils"
Series #2 Issue #2, Spring 2000
From international tribunals, to ground-breaking suits against polluting multinational corporations, to the precedent-setting case against General Augusto Pinochet of Chile, litigation is fundamental to building international justice and is becoming an increasingly attractive tool for human rights movements throughout the world. But when is human rights litigation worthwhile from the perspective of those whose human rights have been violated? Are their values and interests adequately represented? Are their grievances ultimately heard and addressed? The Human Rights Initiative examines the local impact of human rights litigation: does it help affected communities to mobilize or increase awareness of human rights? Or, does the litigation process give rise to community factionalization and co-optation by outside interests? What can be done to achieve better social justice outcomes? The Initiative speaks with renowned scholars, local activists, and plaintiffs in human rights cases!
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