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Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos
Boletín No. 175, Año 9, 2016

The ethics of armed conflict: A cosmopolitan just war theory.
John W. Lango.


Resumen: Just war theory exists to stop armies and countries from using armed force without good cause. But how can we judge whether a war is just? In this book John W. Lango aims to develop a set of cosmopolitan just war principles for all forms of armed conflict, arguing that the more traditional state-centric just war theory should be both globalized and democratized.

Human rights and democracy: The precarious Triumph of ideals.
Todd Landman.

Resumen: The 20th century has been described as the bloodiest in human history, but it was also the century in which people around the world embraced ideas of democracy and human rights as never before, constructing social, political and legal institutions seeking to contain human behaviour. Todd Landman offers an optimistic, yet cautionary tale of these developments, drawing on the literature, from politics, international relations and international law. He celebrates the global turn from tyranny and violence towards democracy and rights but also warns of the precariousness of these achievements in the face of democratic setbacks and the undermining of rights commitments by many countries during the so-called 'War on Terror'.

Discrimination at work: Comparing European, French, and American Law.
Marie Mercat-Bruns.


Resumen: Do the United States and France, both post-industrial democracies, differ in their views and laws concerning discrimination? Marie Mercat-Bruns, a Franco-American scholar, examines the differences in how the two countries approach discrimination. Bringing together prominent legal scholars—including Robert Post, Linda Krieger, Martha Minow, Reva Siegel, Susan Sturm, Richard Ford, and others—Mercat-Bruns demonstrates how the two nations have adopted divergent strategies. The United States continues, with mixed success at "colorblind" policies, to deal with issues of diversity in university enrollment, class action sex-discrimination lawsuits, and rampant police violence against African American men and women. In France, the country has banned the full-face veil while making efforts to present itself as a secular republic. Young men and women whose parents and grandparents came from sub-Sahara and North Africa are stuck coping with a society that fails to take into account the barriers to employment and education they face. Discrimination at Work provides an incisive comparative analysis of how the nature of discrimination in both countries has changed, now often hidden, or steeped in deep unconscious bias. While it is rare for employers in both countries to openly discriminate, deep systemic discrimination exists, rooted in structural and environmental causes and the ways each state has dealt with difference in general. Invigorating and incisive, the book examines hot-button issues such as sexual harassment; race, religious and gender discrimination; and equality for LGBT individuals, thereby delivering comparisons meant to further social equality and fundamental human rights across border.

Protecting the rights of people with autism in the fields of education and employment: International, European and national perspectives.
Valentina Della Fina y Rachele Cera Editors.


Resumen: Fundamental rights for all people with disabilities, education and employment are key for the inclusion of people with autism. They play as facilitators for the social inclusion of persons with autism and as multipliers for their enjoyment of other fundamental rights. After outlining the international and European dimensions of the legal protection of the rights to education and employment of people with autism, the book provides an in-depth analysis of domestic legislative, judicial and administrative practice of the EU Member States in these fields. Each chapter identifies the good practices on inclusive education and employment of people with autism consistent with principles and obligations enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Articles 24 and 27). The book contains the scientific results of the European Project "Promoting equal rights of people with autism in the field of employment and education" aimed at supporting the implementation of the UN Convention in the fields of inclusive education and employment.

Migration, gender and social justice: Perspectives on human insecurity.
Thanh-Dam Truong, Des Gasper, Jeff Handmaker, Sylvia I. Bergh Editors.


Resumen: This book examines the links between gender and migration and their implications for social justice thinking, both at the experiential and normative levels. It offers insights also into the uses of human security thinking as a framework for attention to social justice concerns, including in trans-border contexts, and to their intersectional complexity. The volume presents a diverse but selective set of empirical, theoretical, and methodological issues on gender in migration from migrant-centred and southern perspectives. Its aim is to stimulate debate and discussion among migration scholars and professionals engaged in migration-related policy and to enable insights and enrich practices on gender and social justice.

Arte breve de la invención del derecho.
Ramon Llull.


Resumen: Este libro contiene el arte breve de la invención del derecho, la traducción al español de Ars brevis quae est de inventione iuris, la última obra de Ramon Llull dedicada a la aplicación de su Arte al derecho, escrita en 1308. En esta obra, tal y como sostiene Rafael Ramis Barceló en el Estudio Preliminar a la misma, Llull intentó transformar, hasta cierto punto, su Arte en una teoría de la argumentación, adoptando tanto conceptos de la filosofía aristotélica como algunos casos de derecho civil y canónico procedentes del acervo del ius commune. El interés de este tratado luliano radica, entre otras muchas cosas, en la exposición de un método jurídico radicalmente distinto del que cultivaban los legistas y canonistas de su época, y que era capaz de mostrar algunas de las debilidades epistemológicas y argumentativas del saber jurídico y de su enseñanza a comienzos del Siglo XIV.

Basic questions of tort law from a comparative perspective.
Bjarte Askeland, W. Jonathan Cardi y Michael D. Green, entre otros colaboradores.

Resumen: The starting point for this project on the 'Basic Questions of Tort Law' was the book written by Helmut Koziol, the 'Basic Questions of Tort Law from a Germanic Perspective' (Sramek Verlag, 2012), a volume which presented an introduction into the law of torts from a Germanic perspective. Colleagues from seven countries were then invited to give critical responses to the ideas presented in the 2012 volume. The comparative law conclusions then attempt to pick up on the ideas expressed in the legal systems examined and to make them amenable for debate on the further development of the legal systems and their harmonization. Obviously, it was not possible to respond to all of the valuable thoughts contained in the country reports. Above all, the focus was on ideas that have not yet been discussed very often and also on providing impulses in relation to legal policies. It was fascinating that often the national responses to law of damages issues at first gave the impression of being less than appropriate but then in relation to basic ideas within the respective legal systems and in interplay with other legal institutions, for example social security law, they turned out to have good arguments in their favour. Moreover, there were sometimes additional features in yet other legal systems that supplied ideas for how to further develop a not-yet persuasive solution and which ultimately led to surprising, new basic concepts, which could deliver valuable ideas for the development and harmonization of the European law of damages. Thus, it was possible to develop in the area of personal injuries a proposal for a new kind of interplay between the law of damages, liability insurance and social security, which could offer many benefits.

Introducción al derecho comparado.
Alessandro Somma.


Resumen: La mirada que se dirige al derecho parte de un punto de observación externo. Se contempla el derecho en su estructura, pero también en su función; en su consideración como conjunto de preceptos, pero también de instituciones que los ponen en acción para distribuir imperativamente bienes y valores. Más que el derecho, se examina la experiencia jurídica, tanto en su dimensión empírica como en su esencia de práctica discursiva. Así es desde el nacimiento de la comparación como ciencia autónoma a inicios del Siglo XX, cuando compareció en el escenario del saber jurídico para refundarlo sobre bases críticas: Para dislocar las convenciones y pensamientos únicos, como el legicentrismo y el dogmatismo típico de los paradigmas científicos imperantes en la época. De ahí se llama a analizar el fenómeno del derecho inmerso en su dimensión espacio-temporal, valorando por tanto las interacciones entre el derecho y las otras ciencias sociales.

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