Doing Peace the Rights Way

This collection of essays addresses the most pressing contemporary issues in international law and relations. The authors are leading experts and renowned actors on the international stage or in national jurisdictions.
Editor(s):
Fannie Lafontaine, François Larocque
book | published | 1st edition
January 2019 | xx + 508 pp.

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With a foreword by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.

This collection of essays addresses the most pressing contemporary issues in international law and relations. The authors are leading experts and renowned actors on the international stage, or in national jurisdictions, who have all interacted closely with Louise Arbour in the course of her career. Louise Arbour has had a profound impact on the development of international law and has played significant roles in international institutions, as Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, CEO of the International Crisis Group and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for International Migration. She also held the top legal positions in Canada and helped shape Canadian law, as an academic and as a judge, sitting on its highest bench, the Supreme Court of Canada. Louise Arbour is a leader on issues of conflict prevention and resolution, criminal justice and human rights, and her vision often sets the standard.

This unique collection of essays by world leaders and experts tackles substantive topics, such as the right to truth, torture, immunity and women’s rights, in light of current and past events, challenging basic assumptions and bringing fresh thoughts to debates that are at the core of the world’s agenda. The backbone of each contribution is the interaction between justice and peace, between human rights and conflict, and between law and politics, in the international sphere or domestic context.

Doing Peace the Rights Way gathers together great minds, in honour of a true champion and ambassador of justice and human rights, in the hope that their vision on the most urgent debates of our time can help in getting us closer to the ideals of peace and justice for all.


Chapters

Table of contents and preliminary pages (p. 0)

Introduction (p. 1)

Part I. Of Freedom and Equality

Human Rights Obligations for Non-State Actors (p. 11)

The Right to Truth (p. 37)

Corruption, Inequality and Boko Haram in Nigeria (p. 53)

Social and Economic Rights and the Legal Imagination (p. 65)

Building a Culture of Inclusivity in a Diverse Society (p. 85)

Made in Canada (p. 103)

Unaccompanied Children Out of Their Country of Origin (p. 121)

Part II. Of Peace and Justice

The Deterrence Rationale in a Criminal Justice Accountability Regime (p. 147)

Peace and Justice (p. 171)

"Exceptional Measures" in Times of Crisis (p. 199)

When the End Lacks the Means (p. 221)

The Independence of International Prosecutors (p. 253)

Torture, Jurisdiction and Immunity (p. 277)

Revisiting Challenges to International Humanitarian Law (p. 317)

Part III. Of Women and Leadership

Leadership in the United Nations and the Challenge of Courage (p. 355)

The World Bank as a Human Rights-Free Zone (p. 375)

Come a Long Way and a Long Way to Go (p. 401)

Why are Women Canada's Fastest-Growing Prison Population and Why Should We Care? (p. 423)

Moving Beyond Facial Equality (p. 443)