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Archive for November, 2011

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) – Database on Arbitrary Detention

By Kieron L Jones, on 25 November 2011

This site was created with the assistance of Freedom Now, a non-governmental human rights organisation. It provides free access to documents issued by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. The official mandate for this is Resolution 1991/42 of the former Commission on Human Rights (approved by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in decision 1991/243 of 31 May 1991) that established, initially for three years, a working group of five independent experts. The experts are mandated to investigate cases of deprivation of liberty imposed arbitrarily or otherwise inconsistently with the international standards set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights or the relevant international legal instruments accepted by the states concerned. Documents include case notes and human rights instruments. Topics include detention of immigrants and detention at Guantanamo Bay.

New acquisitions

By Kieron L Jones, on 16 November 2011

Sedláček, Tomáš, 1977- Economics of good and evil : the quest for economic meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street / Tomas Se Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2011.
ECONOMICS A 12 SED

Sandmo, Agnar. Economics evolving : a history of economic thought / Agnar Sandmo. Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, c2011.
ECONOMICS B 10 SAN

Hirata, Johannes. Happiness, ethics and economics / Johannes Hirata. London : Routledge, 2011.
ECONOMICS T 100 HIR

Steets, Julia, 1975- Accountability in public policy partnerships / Julia Steets. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
PUBLIC POLICY HD 3871 STE

On media memory : collective memory in a new media age / edited by Motti Neiger, Oren Meyers, and Ey Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
PUBLIC POLICY P 94 NEI

Global restructuring, state, capital and labour : contesting neo-Gramscian perspectives / Andreas Bi Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS XB 60 BIE