Northwestern Journal of International Human Rights

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Vol. 18, No. 1, 2020

Paradox of Hierarchy and Conflicts of Values: International Law, Human Rights, and Global Governance
I. IntroductionA hierarchy reflects cultural values within a society, evidenced by the way governments structure a society to control power and allocate resources. In a social hierarchy, people either follow orders from higher ranks or indirectly through...
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A "Dignified Life" and the Resurgence of Social Rights
I.IntroductionA.OverviewThe international human rights movement and its institutions have faced searing criticism that they have abandoned social, economic, and cultural rights ("social rights"). While relevant treaties, favorable constitutions, and...
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Elusive Justice: Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of Afghanistan's Law on Elimination of Violence against Women
I. INTRODUCTIONThe Taliban's fall in 2001 ushered in great hope for improving the grim human rights picture in Afghanistan, particularly in curbing systemic gender-based violence against women. That optimism was further elevated by the international...
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