Human Rights 1990 photographs spread

The United States' Constitution and the Adoption of International Human Rights Instruments: Freeing the Political Logjam Roundtable, 1990

"Human rights and international law-and the sometimes strained relationship between them-were the subject of a two-day roundtable at the School of Law, March 9-10. Titled "The United States' Constitution and the Adoption of International Human Rights Instruments: Freeing the Political Logjam," the roundtable attracted government officials and legal scholars from across Europe and North America. During the course of the roundtable participants examined the legal limits imposed by the U.S. Constitution and laws as well as the political limitations that come from national and international pressures on U.S. decision-making bodies, according to third-year student Chris Foreman, president of the Georgia Society of International and Comparative La\\; one of the roundtable sponsors. Proponents of a United Nations treaty to ban torture are optimistic the treaty will be ratified by the U.S. Senate but future human rights bills face a much tougher struggle, roundtable participants agreed." - excerpt from page 17 of Advocate, Spring 1990, Vol. 25, No. 2

The European System for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

The Inter-American System for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights - Extradition - Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Soering Case, 161 Eur. Ct. H.R. (SER. A) (1989)

Transborder Abductions by American Bounty Hunters - The Jaffe Case and a New Understanding Between the United States and Canada

Human Rights in the World Community: Issues and Action. Eds. Richard Pierre Claude and Burns H. Weston. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989. Pp. 376.

Books Received

United States Attitudes Toward Ratification of Human Rights Instruments

The Process for United States Ratification of Human Rights Instruments

United States Ratification of the United Nations Covenants

The Potential for the United States Joining the Covenant Family

The Politics of Ratification: The Potential for United States Adoption and Enforcement of The Convention Against Torture, The Covenants on Civil and Political Rights and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The Potential for United States Adoption of the Genocide Convention and the Convention Against Torture