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Amnesty

By Aravind Adiga
  • ISBN Code: : 1982127317
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
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An “urgent and significant book [that] speaks to our times” (The New York Times Book Review) from the bestselling, Man Booker Prize–winning author of The White Tiger and Selection Day about a young illegal immigrant who must decide whether to report crucial information about a murder—and thereby risk deportation. Danny—formerly Dhananjaya Rajaratnam—is an illegal immigrant in Sydney, Australia, denied refugee status after he fled from Sri Lanka. Working as a cleaner, living out of a grocery storeroom, for three years he’s been trying to create a new identity for himself. And now, with his beloved vegan girlfriend, Sonja, with his hidden accent and highlights in his hair, he is as close as he has ever come to living a normal life. But then one morning, Danny learns a female client of his has been murdered. The deed was done with a knife, at a creek he’d been to with her before; and a jacket was left at the scene, which he believes belongs to another of his clients—a doctor with whom Danny knows the woman was having an affair. Suddenly Danny is confronted with a choice: Come forward with his knowledge about the crime and risk being deported? Or say nothing, and let justice go undone? Over the course of this day, evaluating the weight of his past, his dreams for the future, and the unpredictable, often absurd reality of living invisibly and undocumented, he must wrestle with his conscience and decide if a person without rights still has responsibilities. “Searing and inventive,” Amnesty is a timeless and universal story that succeeds at “illuminating the courage of displaced peoples and the cruelties of those who conspire against them” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis).

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Amnesty and the Niger Delta Conflict. Effects and Solutions According to the Conflict Transformation Theory

By Frank Adogbeji Enakemu
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 334643138X
  • Total of Pages : 88
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 675
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Master's Thesis from the year 2021 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, grade: 8.5, University of Port Harcourt, course: Master's in Conflict and Security Studies, language: English, abstract: The paper is about amnesty, the Niger delta conflict and the conceptual Framework like the concept of amnesty and the concept of disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration. The research examined the impact of the Federal Government’s 2009 Amnesty programme for ex-militants in the Niger Delta. The focus was on security, and development in the region; it also focused on oil pipeline vandalism. The study made use of the Conflict Transformation theory. The central thesis of conflict transformation theory is that contemporary violent conflicts require interventions than transcend more than a mere change of position and the identification of win-win outcomes. The study utilized mainly qualitative methods – the Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and In-Depth Interviews (IDI). Secondary sources of data collection such as journals, articles, books government publication, internet articles and newspapers were also utilized; the data were descriptively analysed. The sampling technique employed for the study was the purposive sampling to select the audience for the FGDs and IDIs. The findings revealed that the amnesty programme was able to address the security problem in the region to enable government to successfully carry out oil exploration and increase the nations earning from oil production. The findings also revealed that issues relating to governance and development in the region are still a fundamental problem in need of dire solutions. The research recommends the following: The federal government should push for restructured Nigeria. The federal government should look into ways to improving on the present programme on Niger Delta; oil cooperation’s must be made to participate in providing basic amenities in the Region; the federal government must prioritize the clean –up of the region due to continuous oil spill and pollution in the environment.

Diplomacy of Conscience

By Ann Marie Clark
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400824222
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 748
  • Pdf File: diplomacy-of-conscience.pdf

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A small group founded Amnesty International in 1961 to translate human rights principles into action. Diplomacy of Conscience provides a rich account of how the organization pioneered a combination of popular pressure and expert knowledge to advance global human rights. To an extent unmatched by predecessors and copied by successors, Amnesty International has employed worldwide publicity campaigns based on fact-finding and moral pressure to urge governments to improve human rights practices. Less well known is Amnesty International's significant impact on international law. It has helped forge the international community's repertoire of official responses to the most severe human rights violations, supplementing moral concern with expertise and conceptual vision. Diplomacy of Conscience traces Amnesty International's efforts to strengthen both popular human rights awareness and international law against torture, disappearances, and political killings. Drawing on primary interviews and archival research, Ann Marie Clark posits that Amnesty International's strenuously cultivated objectivity gave the group political independence and allowed it to be critical of all governments violating human rights. Its capacity to investigate abuses and interpret them according to international standards helped it foster consistency and coherence in new human rights law. Generalizing from this study, Clark builds a theory of the autonomous role of nongovernmental actors in the emergence of international norms pitting moral imperatives against state sovereignty. Her work is of substantial historical and theoretical relevance to those interested in how norms take shape in international society, as well as anyone studying the increasing visibility of nongovernmental organizations on the international scene.

Aquaman Vol. 2: Amnesty

By Kelly Sue DeConnick
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  • Publisher : DC Comics
  • Book Code : 177950523X
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 839
  • Pdf File: aquaman-vol-2.pdf

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The tides turn for the Sea King as Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel, Pretty Deadly) and red-hot artist Robson Rocha steer Aquaman into uncharted waters! Arthur Curry discovers more of his true nature and his connection to the seas. Once he regains his memories and uncovers the shocking truth of how he lost them, which home will he return to-the land or the sea? Plus, Aqualad returns, Mera makes a life-altering decision and Black Manta reunites with his dead father! Collects Aquaman #48-52.

Amnesty, Human Rights and Political Transitions

By Louise Mallinder
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1847314570
  • Total of Pages : 598
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 732
  • Pdf File: amnesty-human-rights-and-political-transitions.pdf

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Amnesty laws are political tools used since ancient times by states wishing to quell dissent, introduce reforms, or achieve peaceful relationships with their enemies. In recent years, they have become contentious due to a perception that they violate international law, particularly the rights of victims, and contribute to further violence. This view is disputed by political negotiators who often argue that amnesty is a necessary price to pay in order to achieve a stable, peaceful, and equitable system of government. This book aims to investigate whether an amnesty necessarily entails a violation of a state's international obligations, or whether an amnesty, accompanied by alternative justice mechanisms, can in fact contribute positively to both peace and justice. This study began by constructing an extensive Amnesty Law Database that contains information on 506 amnesty processes in 130 countries introduced since the Second World War. The database and chapter structure were designed to correspond with the key aspects of an amnesty: why it was introduced, who benefited from its protection, which crimes it covered, and whether it was conditional. In assessing conditional amnesties, related transitional justice processes such as selective prosecutions, truth commissions, community-based justice mechanisms, lustration, and reparations programmes were considered. Subsequently, the jurisprudence relating to amnesty from national courts, international tribunals, and courts in third states was addressed. The information gathered revealed considerable disparity in state practice relating to amnesties, with some aiming to provide victims with a remedy, and others seeking to create complete impunity for perpetrators. To date, few legal trends relating to amnesty laws are emerging, although it appears that amnesties offering blanket, unconditional immunity for state agents have declined. Overall, amnesties have increased in popularity since the 1990s and consequently, rather than trying to dissuade states from using this tool of transitional justice, this book argues that international actors should instead work to limit the more negative forms of amnesty by encouraging states to make them conditional and to introduce complementary programmes to repair the harm and prevent a repetition of the crimes. David Dyzenhaus "This is one of the best accounts in the truth and reconciliation literature I've read and certainly the best piece of work on amnesty I've seen." Diane Orentlicher "Ms Mallinder's ambitious project provides the kind of empirical treatment that those of us who have worked on the issue of amnesties in international law have long awaited. I have no doubt that her book will be a much-valued and widely-cited resource."

Amnesty International and Women's Rights

By Miriam Ganzfried
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  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Book Code : 3839460085
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 749
  • Pdf File: amnesty-international-and-women-s-rights.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Amnesty International's (AI) focus on civil and political rights has marked their work with a gender bias from the outset. In the first comprehensive look at AI's work on women's rights, Miriam Ganzfried illustrates the development of their activities regarding women's rights issues over twenty years. Through interviews with staff members and activists and unprecedented access to archive material from the Swiss and the German AI sections, she shows how women activists strategized to make AI increase its work on women's rights. Additionally, the book demonstrates that, despite the leadership's commitment to the Stop Violence Against Women campaign, internal resistance hampered the integration of women's rights into the organization's overall work.

Amnesty in Brazil

By Ann M. Schneider
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  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Book Code : 0822988526
  • Total of Pages : 303
  • Category : History
  • Members : 218
  • Pdf File: amnesty-in-brazil.pdf

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In 1895, forty-seven rebel military officers contested the terms of a law that granted them amnesty but blocked their immediate return to the armed forces. During the century that followed, numerous other Brazilians who similarly faced repercussions for political opposition or outright rebellion subsequently made claims to forms of recompense through amnesty. By 2010, tens of thousands of Brazilians had sought reparations, referred to as amnesty, for repression suffered during the Cold War–era dictatorship. This book examines the evolution of amnesty in Brazil and describes when and how it functioned as an institution synonymous with restitution. Ann M. Schneider is concerned with the politics of conciliation and reflects on this history of Brazil in the context of broader debates about transitional justice. She argues that the adjudication of entitlements granted in amnesty laws marked points of intersection between prevailing and profoundly conservative politics with moments and trends that galvanized the demand for and the expansion of rights, showing that amnesty in Brazil has been both surprisingly democratizing and yet stubbornly undemocratic.

Amnesty After Atrocity?

By Helena Cobban
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317263707
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 414
  • Pdf File: amnesty-after-atrocity.pdf

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"A compelling read." Richard J. Goldstone, former Chief Prosecutor of the UN tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda "A very important contribution." Princeton N. Lyman, Council on Foreign Relations "A powerful reminder that dealing with the legacy of wartime atrocities is not simply a matter of bringing perpetrators to justice. It also means overcoming the divisions within the society and healing the victims." Marina Ottaway, Senior Associate, Democracy and Rule of Law Project, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace In Amnesty after Atrocity? veteran journalist Helena Cobban examines the effectiveness of different ways of dealing with the aftermath of genocide and violence committed during intergroup conflicts. She traveled to Rwanda, Mozambique, and South Africa to assess the various ways those nations tried to come to grips with their violent past: from war crimes trials to truth commissions to outright amnesties for perpetrators. She discovered that in terms of both moving forward and satisfying the needs of survivors, war crimes trials are not the most effective path. This book provides historical context and includes interviews with a cross-section of people: community leaders, victims, policymakers, teachers, rights activists, and even some former abusers. These first-person accounts create a rich, readable text, and Cobban's overall conclusions will surprise many readers in the West.

Parole, Pardon, Pass and Amnesty Documents of the Civil War

By John Martin Davis, Jr.,George B. Tremmel
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476602808
  • Total of Pages : 196
  • Category : History
  • Members : 889
  • Pdf File: parole-pardon-pass-and-amnesty-documents-of-the-civil-war.pdf

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This book presents the little-studied story of the history and documents of the pardons, passes, paroles and promises of loyalty used by both North and South. The words of the loyalty oaths required for passes, paroles and pardons grew over time from a few simple lines to several paragraphs. Conditions were added and pre-qualifications modified. This history provides insights into the politics, culture and battlefield realities present during the conduct of the war.

The Athenian Amnesty and Reconstructing the Law

By Edwin Carawan
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 019165339X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 775
  • Pdf File: the-athenian-amnesty-and-reconstructing-the-law.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume explores the amnesty which ended the civil war at Athens in 403 BC. Drawing upon ancient historians and speechwriters, together with the surviving inscriptions, it presents a new interpretation of the Athenian Amnesty in its original setting and in view of the subsequent reconstruction of laws and democratic institutions in Athens. Beginning with the evidence on the original agreement and the events that shaped it, the volume also discusses the major trials that challenged and reinterpreted key elements of the amnesty agreement, including the trial of Socrates. These studies reveal the Athenian Amnesty as a contractual settlement between the warring parties, a bargain for peace and reconciliation. The oath that came to symbolize the Amnesty was the closing to that contract, a pledge not to go back on the covenants that spelled out remedies and restrictions-not a promise to forgive and forget. The same contractual principle inspired major reforms of the restored democracy, barring litigation on settled claims and ensuring that new legislation did not conflict with the constitution. While this book deals largely with the ancient agreement, Carawan also draws perspectives from parallels in modern history, such as the post-apartheid settlement in South Africa, illustrating how the Athenian Amnesty is generally regarded as the model for political 'forgiveness' or 'pardon and oblivion' embraced in later conflict resolution.

The Amnesty of Grace

By Elsa Tamez
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1579108652
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 515
  • Pdf File: the-amnesty-of-grace.pdf

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Freedom

By Amnesty International
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1845968573
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 115
  • Pdf File: freedom.pdf

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Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which starts memorably with Article 1: we are all born free and equal, Freedom is an enthralling anthology of short stories by some of the world's top writers. Most of the stories have been written especially for this anthology by a renowned array of internationally acclaimed writers, including Paulo Coelho, Yann Martel, AL Kennedy, Ali Smith, Amit Chaudhuri, Ariel Dorfman, Helen Dunmore, Marina Lewycka, Walter Mosley, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, James Meek, Kate Atkinson, David Mitchell, Hector Aguilar Camin, Ishmael Beah, Boris Akunin, Alice Pung and Banana Yoshimoto. Each acclaimed contributor has chosen one of the thirty UDHR rights as the basic inspiration for his or her story, and the result is an anthology that contains a complete mix of thoughtful, serious, funny and thrilling stories that provide some completely unexpected takes on the issue of human rights. Published in association with Amnesty International, Freedom is an eclectic collection that will prompt readers to engage imaginatively with what human rights mean for all of us.

The Fiscal Amnesty Act and its effects

By Nadin Schäfer
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3638449734
  • Total of Pages : 15
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 575
  • Pdf File: the-fiscal-amnesty-act-and-its-effects.pdf

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject Business economics - Accounting and Taxes, grade: 1, University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde, 6 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: If you announce your evaded incomes in a limited period voluntarily and you paid additionally a lump-sum tax on the evaded taxable income, you currently have the option to free themselves from prosecution, interests and penalties by filing a declaration of amnesty. This makes the new fiscal amnesty act possible. The amnesty is available from January 1, 1993 till March 31, 2005. By enacting this bill, the federal parliament created an offer which should be understood as a "bridge to tax honesty". This bridge could be used by citizens, who had taxable income in the past, but which do not paid the taxes or who kept it secret that they have illegally-earned money. The target group of the fiscal amnesty act are capital assets, which were invested abroad and which would like to transfer home to Germany on a legal way. Of course the offer is also designed for capital assets, which were invested in Germany and which bear interests, which are evaded taxable interests. 1 5 steps to find the way back to tax honesty 1. Filing out a declaration of amnesty during a certain time-limit 2. Paying a lump-sum 3. Free themselves from prosecution, interests and penalties 4. Because the would like to keep the citizen on the way of tax honesty, the fiscal gets more possibilities to check the activities of the citizen 5. Alternative for the fiscal amnesty act in Germany2

Sessant'anni dalla parte dei diritti umani

By Amnesty International
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  • Publisher : Infinito Edizioni
  • Book Code : 8868615320
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 407
  • Pdf File: sessant-anni-dalla-parte-dei-diritti-umani.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sedici grandi autrici e autori che negli anni hanno mostrato particolare vicinanza ai temi dei diritti umani firmano altrettanti testi inediti in occasione dei sessant’anni di Amnesty International. In ogni contributo viene spiegato il significato del lavoro di Amnesty International e viene offerto alle lettrici e ai lettori uno sguardo sul futuro dei diritti umani attraverso approfondimenti sui temi che autrici e autori sentono particolarmente vicini. Un libro che lancia un qualificato sguardo in avanti su quanto ci sarà da fare negli anni e nei decenni a venire in nome dei diritti umani. “Aprite i vostri quotidiani in qualsiasi giorno della settimana e troverete un articolo proveniente da qualche parte del mondo che parla di qualcuno che è stato imprigionato, torturato o messo a morte perché le sue opinioni o la sua fede religiosa sono inaccettabili per il suo governo. Ci sono milioni di queste persone in prigione – non tutti dietro la cortina di ferro o di bambù – e il loro numero è in crescita. Il lettore del quotidiano avverte un nauseante senso d’impotenza. Tuttavia se queste sensazioni di disgusto in tutto il mondo potessero essere unite in un’azione comune, ne potrebbe nascere qualcosa di efficace”. (Peter Benenson, The Observer, Londra, 28 maggio 1961)

Gutter Child

By Jael Richardson
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1443457833
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 159
  • Pdf File: gutter-child.pdf

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER A fierce and illuminating debut from FOLD founder Jael Richardson about a young woman who must find the courage to determine her own future and secure her freedom Set in an imagined world in which the most vulnerable are forced to buy their freedom by working off their debt to society, Gutter Child uncovers a nation divided into the privileged Mainland and the policed Gutter. In this world, Elimina Dubois is one of only 100 babies taken from the Gutter and raised in the land of opportunity as part of a social experiment led by the Mainland government. But when her Mainland mother dies, Elimina finds herself all alone, a teenager forced into an unfamiliar life of servitude, unsure of who she is and where she belongs. Elimina is sent to an academy with new rules and expectations where she befriends Gutter children who are making their own way through the Gutter System in whatever ways they know how. When Elimina’s life takes another unexpected turn, she will discover that what she needs more than anything may not be the freedom she longs for after all. Richardson’s Gutter Child reveals one young woman’s journey through a fractured world of heartbreaking disadvantages and shocking injustices. Elimina is a modern heroine in an altered but all too recognizable reality who must find the strength within herself to forge her future and defy a system that tries to shape her destiny.

Rapporto 2020-2021

By Amnesty International
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  • Publisher : Infinito Edizioni
  • Book Code : 8868615096
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 189
  • Pdf File: rapporto-2020-2021.pdf

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Il Rapporto 2020-2021 di Amnesty International documenta la situazione dei diritti umani in 149 paesi durante il 2020 e fornisce analisi globali e regionali. Il volume descrive le principali preoccupazioni e richieste dell’organizzazione nei confronti di governi e altri attori. È una lettura fondamentale per chi prende decisioni politiche, per gli attivisti e per chiunque sia interessato ai diritti umani. Durante il 2020, il mondo è stato scosso dal Covid-19. La pandemia e le misure prese per contrastarla hanno avuto conseguenze per tutti ma hanno anche messo in forte risalto, e in alcuni casi aggravato, le disuguaglianze e gli abusi sistematici esistenti. I lockdown e le quarantene hanno colpito in modo sproporzionato i gruppi marginalizzati, gli anziani e le persone che vivono nell’indigenza. Anche se prosegue la tendenza a criminalizzare la violenza di genere nel diritto interno, le denunce di violenza contro le donne sono aumentate. Molti governi hanno represso il dissenso, talvolta usando come pretesto le misure per controllare il Covid-19. Hanno fatto uso eccessivo della forza per sopprimere le proteste contro la brutalità della polizia e la discriminazione. Hanno messo a tacere le critiche di difensori dei diritti umani e oppositori con nuove limitazioni alla libertà d’espressione e il ricorso alla sorveglianza. Il sistema di governance globale è stato messo a dura prova, anche a causa degli attacchi di potenti governi alle istituzioni multilaterali. Tuttavia, i leader mondiali avranno l’opportunità di plasmare un futuro post-pandemia più giusto, se metteranno i diritti umani alla base delle misure per la ripresa e la cooperazione internazionale.

Laughing All The Way To The Mosque

By Zarqa Nawaz
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 1443416959
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 504
  • Pdf File: laughing-all-the-way-to-the-mosque.pdf

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE LEACOCK MEDAL FOR HUMOUR, THE KOBO EMERGING WRITER PRIZE AND TWO SASKATCHEWAN BOOK AWARDS Zarqa Nawaz has always straddled two cultures. She’s just as likely to be agonizing over which sparkly earrings will “pimp out” her hijab as to be flirting with the Walmart meat manager in a futile attempt to secure halal chicken the day before Eid. “Little Mosque on the Prairie” brought Zarqa’s own laugh-out-loud take on her everyday culture clash to viewers around the world. And now, in Laughing All the Way to the Mosque, she tells the sometimes absurd, sometimes challenging, always funny stories of being Zarqa in a western society. From explaining to the plumber why the toilet must be within sitting arm’s reach of the water tap (hint: it involves a watering can and a Muslim obsession with cleanliness “down there”) to urging the electrician to place an eye-height electrical socket for her father-in-law’s epilepsy-inducing light-up picture of the Kaaba, Zarqa paints a hilarious portrait of growing up in a household where, according to her father, the Quran says it’s okay to eat at McDonald’s—but only if you order the McFish.

Rapporto 2019-2020

By Amnesty International
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  • Publisher : Infinito Edizioni
  • Book Code : 8868614103
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 730
  • Pdf File: rapporto-2019-2020.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Il Rapporto 2019-2020 è un’analisi approfondita dell’attuale situazione dei diritti umani nel mondo, dei fatti salienti del 2019 – dai conflitti alle crisi dei rifugiati e del clima, fino alla repressione delle libertà individuali – e delle prospettive per il 2020. Il volume contiene panoramiche regionali e schede su una serie di paesi-chiave, tra cui l'Italia, per avere una visione chiara e consapevole del mondo in cui viviamo. Racconta anche i non pochi successi di un movimento globale per i diritti umani sempre più reattivo e forte, del quale attiviste e attivisti di Amnesty International sono protagonisti. Il Rapporto di Amnesty International continua a essere un riferimento indispensabile per ricercatori, avvocati, giornalisti, rappresentanti delle istituzioni, associazioni, attivisti e per tutte le persone che non si arrendono all’idea che il cambiamento sia impossibile. “Amnesty international è la più importante e autorevole organizzazione che vigila sullo stato dei diritti e della loro applicazione e si batte contro ogni loro prevaricazione da qualsiasi parte venga e da chiunque venga subita”. (Moni Ovadia)

How to Pronounce Knife

By Souvankham Thammavongsa
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Book Code : 0771094612
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 503
  • Pdf File: how-to-pronounce-knife.pdf

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WINNER OF THE 2020 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE WINNER OF THE 2021 TRILLIUM BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, the PEN AMERICA OPEN BOOK AWARD, and the DANUTA GLEED AWARD #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER Named one of Time's Must-Read Books of 2020, and featuring stories that have appeared in Harper's, Granta, The Atlantic, and The Paris Review, this revelatory book of fiction from O. Henry Award winner Souvankham Thammavongsa establishes her as an essential new voice in Canadian and world literature. Told with compassion and wry humour, these stories honour characters struggling to find their bearings far from home, even as they do the necessary "grunt work of the world." A young man painting nails at the local salon. A woman plucking feathers at a chicken processing plant. A father who packs furniture to move into homes he'll never afford. A housewife learning English from daytime soap operas. In her stunning Giller Prize-winning debut book of fiction, Souvankham Thammavongsa focuses on characters struggling to make a living, illuminating their hopes, disappointments, love affairs, acts of defiance, and above all their pursuit of a place to make their own. In spare, intimate prose charged with emotional power and a sly wit, she paints an indelible portrait of watchful children, wounded men, and restless women caught between cultures, languages, and values. As one of Thammavongsa's characters says, "All we wanted was to live." And in these stories, they do—brightly, ferociously, unforgettably. A daughter becomes an unwilling accomplice in her mother's growing infatuation with country singer Randy Travis. A former boxer finds a chance at redemption while working at his sister's nail salon. A school bus driver must grapple with how much he's willing to give up in order to belong. And in the title story, a young girl's unconditional love for her father transcends language. Tender, uncompromising, and fiercely alive, How to Pronounce Knife establishes Souvankham Thammavongsa as one of the most important voices of her generation.

Rapporto 2014-2015

By Amnesty International
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  • Publisher : LIT EDIZIONI
  • Book Code : 8869441687
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 439
  • Pdf File: rapporto-2014-2015.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Il Rapporto 2014-2015 di Amnesty International documenta la situazione dei diritti umani in 160 paesi e territori nel corso del 2014. Contiene anche riferimenti ad alcuni eventi salienti del 2013. Se da un lato il 2014 sarà ricordato per i violenti conflitti e l’incapacità di tanti governi di proteggere i diritti e la sicurezza dei civili, è stato anche un anno che ha visto significativi progressi nella difesa e nella garanzia di alcuni diritti umani. Ha segnato anche alcune date importanti, quali l’anniversario della fuoriuscita di gas a Bhopal del 1984, la commemorazione del genocidio del Ruanda del 1994 e l’analisi, a 30 anni dalla sua adozione, della Convenzione delle Nazioni Unite contro la tortura. Momenti che ci hanno fatto riflettere sui passi in avanti compiuti ma anche su quanto resti ancora da fare per garantire giustizia alle vittime e alle persone sopravvissute a gravi violazioni. Il Rapporto vuole inoltre essere un tributo a tutti coloro che nel mondo si battono per difendere i diritti umani, spesso in circostanze difficili e rischiose. Presenta inoltre i principali motivi di preoccupazione di Amnesty International a livello mondiale e rimane uno strumento di riferimento essenziale per coloro che prendono decisioni politiche, per le attiviste e gli attivisti e per chiunque abbia a cuore la difesa dei diritti umani.

Secret Daughter

By Shilpi Somaya Gowda
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062266675
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 245
  • Pdf File: secret-daughter.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Somer’s life is everything sheimagined it would be—she’s newly married and has started her career as a physician in SanFrancisco—until she makes the devastating discovery she never will be able to have children. The same year in India, a poor mother makes the heartbreaking choice to save her newborn daughter’s life by giving her away. It is a decision that will haunt Kavita for the rest of her life, and cause a ripple effect that travels across the world and back again. Asha, adopted out of a Mumbai orphanage, is the child that binds the destinies of these two women. We follow both families, invisibly connected until Asha’s journey of self-discovery leads her back to India. Compulsively readable and deeply touching, Secret Daughter is a story of the unforeseen ways in which our choices and families affect our lives, and the indelible power of love in all its many forms.

The Very Best of The Secret Policeman's Ball

By Amnesty International
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  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Book Code : 0857867350
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 630
  • Pdf File: the-very-best-of-the-secret-policeman-s-ball.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Back in the day, if you wanted to raise money you stood on street corner with a tin and a smile. That is until Mr John Cleese rounded up a few friends in 1976 for Amnesty International's first fundraising show, 'A Poke In The Eye (With A Sharp Stick)'. Since then, Amnesty has produced a dozen Secret Policeman shows, which culminated this year with a breath-taking line-up at New York's Radio City Hall. This beautifully designed anniversary anthology brings together the greatest acts from the twelve shows: scripts of the Dead Parrot Sketch; lyrics to Michael Palin's 'I'm a Lumberjack'; Peter Cook's peerless E.L. Wisty monologues; Rowan Atkinson's school-master's roll-call and on through to the latest generation led by Eddie Izzard, Dylan Moran, Frank Skinner, Alan Carr and Russell Brand. These celebrated comedy routines are accompanied by beautiful photography, specially commissioned introductions and insightful interviews from the stars involved. It is a fitting tribute to a remarkable comedy institution.

Tax Amnesty Itu Mudah

By Dr. Nufransa Wira Saktu, S.Kom., M.Ec.,Asrul Hidayat, S.E.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : VisiMedia
  • Book Code : 9790652755
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 293
  • Pdf File: tax-amnesty-itu-mudah.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Banyak keuntungan bisa didapat oleh Wajib Pajak (WP) yang mengikuti Tax Amnesty, antara lain berupa penghapusan pajak terutang, tidak dikenai sanksi administrasi atau pidana, maupun penghapusan PPh Final atas pengalihan harta berupa tanah dan/atau bangunan serta saham. Terhadap WP juga tidak akan dilakukan proses pemeriksaan pajak, pemeriksaan bukti permulaan, dan penyidikan tindak pidana perpajakan, bahkan bisa dilakukan penghentian jika proses-proses tersebut sedang berlangsung. Data yang dilaporkan oleh WP tidak dapat dijadikan dasar pengenaan sanksi, penyelidikan, penyidikan, dan/atau penuntutan tindak pidana apa pun. Pemerintah memberikan kemudahan-kemudahan bagi WP yang ikut Tax Amnesty, berupa pembayaran uang tebusan yang lebih kecil dibandingkan dengan tarif pajak biasa atas harta dan penghasilannya yang diperoleh selama ini. Prosedurnya pun tidak rumit. WP yang berhak mengikuti Tax Amnesty adalah WP yang memiliki kewajiban menyampaikan SPT Tahunan Pajak Penghasilan, di antaranya WP Orang Pribadi, WP Badan, WP UMKM, dan orang pribadi atau badan yang belum menjadi Wajib Pajak. Buku ini merupakan referensi praktis yang memudahkan WP dalam pemahaman dan pengaplikasian karena menjabarkan dengan jelas mengenai syarat, tahapan, simulasi, praktik, dan keuntungan mengikuti Tax Amnesty. Dalam buku ini juga dijelaskan mengenai siapa saja yang dapat, tidak dapat, bahkan dapat tidak menggunakan haknya untuk mengikuti Tax Amnesty. Menjadi lebih lengkap karena disertai bonus softfile formulir dan peraturan terkait dalam bentuk CD. Selamat memanfaatkan Tax Amnesty! -VisiMedia-

Nigeria's Niger Delta

By Sabella Ogbobode Abidde
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 1498542948
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 531
  • Pdf File: nigeria-s-niger-delta.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book examines the factors contributing to the Niger Delta crisis and explains why, in spite of the billions of dollars devoted to the presidential amnesty program, peace has eluded the region. It argues that the economic development of the region, and the fundamental restructuring of the country, is central to securing peace and for the prevention of the collapse of the state.

Male and Female Circumcision

By George C. Denniston,Frederick Mansfield Hodges,Marilyn Fayre Milos
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 0585399379
  • Total of Pages : 547
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 105
  • Pdf File: male-and-female-circumcision.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Every year around the world 13.3 million boys and 2 million girls have part or all of their external sex organs cut off. Doctors, parents, and politicians have been misled into thinking that these mutilations are beneficial, necessary and harmless. International respected experts in the fields of medicine, science, politics, law, ethics, sociology, anthropology, history and religion present the latest research, documentation and analysis of this world-wide problem, focusing on the ethical, political and legal aspects of sexual mutilation; the cost and burden to healthcare systems; the latest medical research; anatomical and function consequences; religious and cultural aspects; psychological aspects; and the world-wide campaign to end sexual mutilation.

Selection Day

By Aravind Adiga
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501150855
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 703
  • Pdf File: selection-day.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of The White Tiger and Amnesty, a “ferociously brilliant” (Slate) novel about two brothers coming of age in a Mumbai slum, raised by their crazy, obsessive father to be cricket champions. *A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES * AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR * A NEW YORK TIMES and WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK Manjunath Kumar is fourteen and living in a slum in Mumbai. He knows he is good at cricket—if not as good as his older brother, Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling, and is fascinated by curious scientific facts and the world of CSI. But there are many things, about himself and about the world, that he doesn’t know. Sometimes it even seems as though everyone has a clear idea of who Manju should be, except Manju himself. When Manju meets Radha’s great rival, a mysterious Muslim boy privileged and confident in all the ways Manju is not, everything in Manju’s world begins to change, and he is faced by decisions that will challenge his sense of self and of the world around him. Filled with unforgettable characters from across India’s social strata—the old scout everyone calls Tommy Sir; Anand Mehta, the big-dreaming investor; Sofia, a wealthy, beautiful girl and the boys’ biggest fan—Selection Day “brings a family, a city, and an entire country to scabrous and antic life” (Chicago Tribune).

If I Fall, If I Die

By Michael Christie
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Book Code : 0771023669
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 757
  • Pdf File: if-i-fall-if-i-die.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The boy stepped Outside, and he did not die. Will has never been Outside, at least not since he can remember. For most of his young life he has lived happily – and safely – Inside his small house with his mother, a fiercely loving yet wildly eccentric agoraphobe who panics at the thought of opening the front door. But Will’s curiosity can’t be contained. Clad in a hockey helmet to protect himself from unknown dangers, he finally ventures Outside – and braces himself for disaster. What he finds instead will change everything. Will embraces his newfound freedom and soon befriends Jonah, an artistic loner who introduces him to the high-flying thrills of skateboarding. But life Outside quickly grows complicated. When a local boy goes missing, Will is pulled further away from the confines of his closed-off world and thrust headfirst into the throes of early adulthood and the criminal underbelly of city life. All the while his mother must grapple with her greatest fear: will she be brave enough to save her son? In dazzling, kinetic prose, Michael Christie has written a beautifully tender and emotionally resonant story about family and friendship, overcoming our fears, and learning when to protect the ones we love and when to let them fall.

State Participation in International Treaty Regimes

By Srini Sitaraman
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317050444
  • Total of Pages : 346
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 597
  • Pdf File: state-participation-in-international-treaty-regimes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Why do some states resist entering into international treaty regimes while others demonstrate eagerness to participate? Although factors such as degree of pressure exerted by international actors, ambiguity in the treaty language and a regime's 'lack of teeth' (enforcement and sanctioning mechanism) do affect participation, this book investigates whether internal (domestic) factors may ultimately be responsible for influencing why a state resists or joins international treaty regimes. The volume draws on United Nations treaty ratification data from three different issue areas - arms control, environment and human rights - to study the participation patterns of democracies and non-democracies in international treaty regimes. Incorporating two in-depth case studies on the United States and China, the author traces the impact of domestic institutional structure, state capacity and internal social norms on state decisions to resist or participate.

Parable of the Sower

By Octavia E. Butler
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1453263616
  • Total of Pages : 299
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 538
  • Pdf File: parable-of-the-sower.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A New York Times Notable Book: In 2025, with the world descending into madness and anarchy, one woman begins a fateful journey toward a better future. “A stunner.” —Flea, musician and actor, TheWall Street Journal Lauren Olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Behind the walls of their defended enclave, Lauren’s father, a preacher, and a handful of other citizens try to salvage what remains of a culture that has been destroyed by drugs, disease, war, and chronic water shortages. While her father tries to lead people on the righteous path, Lauren struggles with hyperempathy, a condition that makes her extraordinarily sensitive to the pain of others. When fire destroys their compound, Lauren’s family is killed and she is forced out into a world that is fraught with danger. With a handful of other refugees, Lauren must make her way north to safety, along the way conceiving a revolutionary idea that may mean salvation for all mankind. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

Local Leadership in Democratic Transition

By Chavanne L. Peercy
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137282509
  • Total of Pages : 225
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 394
  • Pdf File: local-leadership-in-democratic-transition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book provides an in-depth analysis into the ways in which local leaders impact internationally-led democratic transition. Using three key case studies, Burundi, Cambodia and Liberia, it re-evaluates current transition paradigms delivering a new framework for understanding the roles of local leaders in democratic transition and peacebuilding.

The Unlawful Society

By Paul Battersby
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137282967
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 687
  • Pdf File: the-unlawful-society.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Exploring the dynamics of law-making in a world where the pace of technological change is outstripping our capacity to capture new forms of transnational crime, this book uses the innovative concept of unlawfulness to examine the crimes of the global overworld, forming a unique analysis of global order in the twenty-first century.

The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins

By Clint McElroy,Griffin McElroy,Justin McElroy,Travis McElroy,Carey Pietsch
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Book Code : 1250213665
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 129
  • Pdf File: the-adventure-zone.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Welcome to the Adventure Zone! SEE! The illustrated exploits of three lovable dummies set loose in a classic fantasy adventure! READ! Their journey from small-time bodyguards to world-class artifact hunters! MARVEL! At the sheer metafictional chutzpah of a graphic novel based on a story created in a podcast where three dudes and their dad play a tabletop role playing game in real time! Join Taako the elf wizard, Merle the dwarf cleric, and Magnus the human warrior for an adventure they are poorly equipped to handle AT BEST, guided ("guided") by their snarky DM, in a graphic novel that, like the smash-hit podcast it's based on, will tickle your funny bone, tug your heartstrings, and probably pants you if you give it half a chance. With endearingly off-kilter storytelling from master goofballs Clint McElroy and the McElroy brothers, and vivid, adorable art by Carey Pietsch, The Adventure Zone: Here There be Gerblins is the comics equivalent of role-playing in your friend's basement at 2am, eating Cheetos and laughing your ass off as she rolls critical failure after critical failure.