David Forsythe

David Forsythe
University of Nebraska at Lincoln | NU · Poltical Science

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is the founding agency of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, this latter network sometimes referred to as the International Red Cross. The ICRC was officially organized in 1863 with a mission of encouraging help to the wounded in international war. It broadened its concern over...
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The early years of the Review , then called the Bulletin International des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge , provide numerous insights into the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which edited the journal. Since the ICRC was very small in those days and without support staff, one learns a great deal, especially about Gustave Moynier, who le...
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The International Committee of the Red Cross has instituted a number of changes that seem to transform this old and widely respected organization. These changes involve an expanded role, a fuller relationship with for-profit corporations, a search for new partners beyond the business world, a willingness to use standards in addition to internationa...
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Human Rights in International Relations - by David P. Forsythe August 2017
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Human Rights in International Relations - by David P. Forsythe August 2017
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Human Rights in International Relations - by David P. Forsythe August 2017
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Human Rights in International Relations - by David P. Forsythe August 2017
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Human Rights in International Relations - by David P. Forsythe August 2017
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Human Rights in International Relations - by David P. Forsythe August 2017
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This article examines the role of the Red Cross network in the inter-war years of 1919 to 1939 in Europe and the Middle East, as that network responded to civilian distress, particularly in the form of refugees and internally displaced persons. The article suggests that while the founding Red Cross agency, the International Committee of the Red Cro...
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Cambridge Core - International Relations and International Organisations - Human Rights in International Relations - by David P. Forsythe
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A set of essays by leading scientists and international relations scholars working on water security in the Middle East: Egypt, Israel, Gulf countries, Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq. The editorial introduction outlines a role for the humanities in this problem-area. Other essays emphasize the possibilities for transboundary and regional cooperation, whi...
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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has a complex position in international relations, being the guardian of international humanitarian law but often acting discretely to advance human dignity. Treated by most governments as if it were an inter-governmental organization, the ICRC is a non-governmental organization, all-Swiss at the...
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Internationalism in the Age of Nationalismby Glenda SlugaPhiladelphia: Penn Press, 2013The Endtimes of Human Rightsby Stephen HopgoodIthaca: Cornell University Press, 2013The Persistent Power of Human Rights: From Commitment to Complianceby Thomas Risse, Stephen C. Ropp, and Kathryn Sikkink, eds.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013Human Righ...
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The UN Security Council has dealt with human rights (defined to include humanitarian law) far more than anyone could have foreseen in 1945. Starting with limited action during the Cold War, the Council has greatly expanded its attention to human rights since roughly 1990. In a number of ways, there has been significant progress in trying to protect...
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This article starts with a discussion about the international law of humanitarianism and human rights and what they indicate about trends in international relations (also known as world affairs), moves to a discussion of neutrality, and then discusses concrete examples of neutral humanitarianism in context. Its central theme is an argument for care...
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The author, a Professor of International Relations at the University of California-San Diego, has written an engaging book providing an overview of the nature and effectiveness of internationally recognized human rights. Like many others, she notes the gap between the law on the books and the law in action. In short, she believes the current state...
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Forsythe, David P. (2012) Human Rights in Political and Economic Context: Competing Views. International Studies Review, doi: 10.1111/misr.12016
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A review of the UN Security Council and its permanent members regarding international criminal law shows, first of all, that while the Council has been consistently “seized” with this subject matter, narrow conceptions of national interest often negatively impact the quest for a humane rule of law in world affairs. Secondly, agreement among the...
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Scholars interested in internationally recognized human rights are no doubt uniformly pleased to see historians contributing more to this field of study. Philosophers and law professors were early pioneer researchers, with social scientists close behind, as Hoffmann notes in his introduction. This volume makes clear that much serious and impressive...
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In this insightful and well researched book, Helen M. Kinsella, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, addresses the history of the important distinction between civilian and combatant in the laws of war. The study was her dissertation at the University of Minnesota and unfortunately it still reads like one...
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It is traditional to theorize about an Administration’s foreign policy on human rights in terms of liberalism v. realism, with a dash of constructivism thrown in. This essay charts a different course. It notes three general benchmarks for discussing an Administration and its foreign policy on human rights: Enlightenment cosmopolitanism (also known...
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The topic of transitional justice (TJ) is studied in the context of Latin America and Africa and US TJ practices in 2001-2008. Latin America shows not only leadership in the adoption of particular types of transitional justice mechanisms but its experience in adopting these mechanisms also illustrates positive results. Based on the findings of vari...
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Studies related to transitional justice (TJ) are revisited with a focus on human rights and mass atrocities. Teitel states that TJ is different from normal justice due to the impact of disparate political contexts. According to Maguire, the US approach to the several layers of the Nuremberg trials was a matter of strategic legalism, that is, law an...
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When states are threatened by war and terrorism, can we really expect them to abide by human rights and humanitarian law? David Forsythe's bold analysis of US policies towards terror suspects after 9/11 addresses this issue directly. Covering moral, political and legal aspects, he examines the abuse of enemy detainees at the hands of the US. At the...
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WALTER POHL, IAN WOOD, and HELMUT REIMITZ, eds. The Transformation of Frontiers: From Late Antiquity to the Carolingians. Leiden: Brill, 2001. Pp. vi, 299. $98.00 (US). Reviewed by Fergus Millar
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MICHAEL RICHTER. Ireland and Her Neighbours in the Seventh Century. New York: St Martin's Press, 1999. Pp. 256. $55.00 (US). Reviewed by Dáibhí Ó Cróinín
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BERNARD S. BACHRACH. The Anatomy of a Little War: A Diplomatic and Military History of the Gundovald Affair, 568-586. Boulder: Westview Press, 1995. Pp. xx, 283. $49.85 (us). Reviewed by Paul Fouracre
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HutchinsonJohn F., Champions of charity: War and the rise of the Red Cross, Westview Press, Boulder, 1996, 448 pp. - Volume 36 Issue 315 - Françoise Perret, David P. Forsythe
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It has been widely argued that international criminal justice is necessary for peace and security and that it promotes reconciliation. There have been few attempts to examine these claims with empirical evidence. This article examines the impact of the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia on political thinking and behavior in Serbi...
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From the time of the Vietnam war and its My Lai massacre, the United States showed increased attention to international humanitarian law (also known as the laws of war) until the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington on September 11, 2001. From the time of those attacks until about 2005, the Bush Administration reversed course and downplayed...
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William F. Schulz, former Executive Director of Amnesty International-USA and now a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, has edited a substantive book on human rights and US foreign policy. Like Schulz, many but not all of the authors of the fourteen chapters have worked for human rights nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) such as Am...
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The International Committee of the Red Cross, associated with four Nobel Peace Prizes, is a unique and widely respected humanitarian actor. There were times in its past, however, when it was not as independent, neutral and impartial as is sometimes pictured. Since about 1970 it has made important changes in its structure and functioning so as to im...
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The democratic government of France in the Algerian war engaged in torture and summary execution of enemy detainees. In so doing, it generated increased opposition at home and abroad. Torture may have helped the French win the battle of Algiers, but France lost the war for Algeria. French abuses of human rights in that war also cost the French dear...
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This new edition of David Forsythe's successful textbook provides an authoritative overview of the place of human rights in international politics in an age of terrorism. The book focuses on four central themes: the resilience of human rights norms, the importance of 'soft' law, the key role of non-governmental organizations, and the changing natur...
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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) coordinates the world's largest private relief system for conflict situations. Yet despite its very important role, operations remain mysterious and secretive. This book examines the ICRC from mid-nineteenth century origins to the present. Taking international humanitarian law into consideration,...
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Human Rights Quarterly 24.4 (2002) 974-991 George Kennan and others have made much of an alleged legal strain in US thinking about foreign policy. In contemporary times the United States (US) has carefully dissected the Rome Statute that would create an International Criminal Court (ICC) and vigorously objected to various parts of it. These US lega...
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Le CICR et le HCR ont tons deux pour mandat international d'œuvrer en faveur d'une meilleure protection des personnes touchées par une situation de conflit. Quelles sont les similitudes entre ces deux organisations et qu'est-ce qui les différencie? L'auteur examine d'abord la notion de «protection humanitaire». Il arrive à la conclusion que les deu...
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Human Rights Quarterly 23.4 (2001) 1098-1105 Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China, by Rosemary Foot (Oxford University Press, 2000). In May of 2001 the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences invited a few western "experts" on human rights to come to Beijing for a dialogue with their Chinese counterpart...
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Après un bref survol de l'évolution du droit international humanitaire et, en parallèle, du droit international des droits de l'homme depuis 1945, l'auteur pose la question de savoir comment le CICR, en sa qualité de gardien des Conventions de Genève, comprend aujourd'hui sa tâche. Le texte publié par le CICR sous le titre « Projet Avenir: les défi...
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J. F. LAZENBY. The First Punic War: A Military History. London: UCL Press, 1996. Pp. xi, 205. £12.95, paper. Reviewed by Richard E. MitchellBRENT D. SHAW. Rulers, Nomads, and Christians in Roman North Africa. Alder-shot: Variorum, 1995; dist. Brookfield, Vt.: Ashgate Publishing. Pp. xii, 338. $89.95 (US). Reviewed by C. R. WhitakkerGEOFF KING. Mapp...
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Human Rights Quarterly 19.2 (1997) 334-349 Development has always been a contested concept. Like other concepts such as peace, security, and human rights, development has been the focus of much debate at the United Nations. Quite clearly in the early history of the United Nations, development referred essentially to national macro-economic growth....
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This article addresses international criminal courts in the 1990s, against the background of a growth in third-party adjudication in international relations as a whole. Given lack of knowledge about the final evolution of three courts reviewed, the author is cautious in assessing whether the condition of international relations allows for successfu...
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Human Rights Quarterly 19.3 (1997) 686-692 Champions of Charity: War and the Rise of the Red Cross, by John F. Hutchinson (Boulder: Westview, 1996), 448 pp. The Imperiled Red Cross and the Palestine-Eretz-Yisrael Conflict 1945-1952, by Dominique D. Junod (London: Kegan Paul International, for the Geneva Graduate Institute of International Studies,...
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HutchinsonJohn F., Champions of charity: War and the rise of the Red Cross, Westview Press, Boulder, 1996, 448 páginas. - Volume 21 Issue 138 - David P. Forsythe
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Dans les conflits armés et les situations d'urgence complexes actuels, les civils sont plus nombreux à souffrir que les combattants2. Après la guerre froide, il était possible de délimiter des zones de troubles où les civils enduraient de grandes souffrances; mais on pouvait aussi circonscrire une zone de stabilité où fonctionnait un système comple...

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Understanding of the ICRC across time, including contemporary changes