Library Acquisitons for Human Rights and other news

Hello everyone,

My name is Marisol Ramos and as many of you know me, I am the librarian for Latin American, Caribbean and Latinos Studies, Spanish and Anthropology and the Curator for Latin American & Caribbean Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. While we are waiting for the new Curator for Human Rights to be hired, I was asked to continue posting news about new acquisitions and any other news related for human rights. One of the biggest news is that we have moved the old human rights blog to a new web address, make sure to update your bookmarks.

For now, I just want to reassure you that we continue acquiring library materials to support human rights and that if you have an specific need for your classes or research, feel free to contact either Betsy Pittman or I with your requests. If you need library instructions, we are more than happy to help you connect with the right librarian at Homer Babbidge who can help you and your students to navigate our many library resources (both print and electronic). If you have suggestion for archival collections that we should be pursuing for human rights, please contact Betsy Pittman.

Now here is a small sampling of our latest acquisitions for human rights. If you have suggestions for new purchases please let me know!


Marisol Ramos
Curator for Latin American and Caribbean Collections
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center’s Archives & Special Collections
  • Machan, Tibor R. (c2011). Human rights and human liberties : a radical reconsideration of the American political tradition / Tibor R. Machan. , 2nd rev. ed. Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, Inc.
  • Liebenberg, Sandra.(2010). Socio-economic rights : adjudication under a transformative constitution / Sandra Liebenberg. Claremont [South Africa] : Juta/
  • Economic policy and human rights : holding governments to account.  (2011). Edited by Radhika Balakrishnan and Diane Elson. London ; New York : Zed.
  • Van Ham, Lane Vernon. (c2011). Common humanity : ritual, religion, and immigrant advocacy in Tucson, Arizona / Lane Van Ham. Tucson : University of Arizona Press.
  • Lee, Julian C. H. (2011). Policing sexuality : sex, society, and the state. Selangor, [Malaysia] : Strategic Information and Research Development Centre ; London ; New York : Zed Books.
  • Armaline, W. T., Glasberg, D. S., & Purkayastha, B. (2011). Human rights in our own backyard: Injustice and resistance in the United States. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • Manea, E. (2011). The Arab State and women’s rights: The trap of authoritarian governance. New York: Routledge.
  • Sisk, T. D. (2011). Between terror and tolerance: Religious leaders, conflict, and peacemaking. Washington, D.C: Georgetown University Press.
  • Benhabib, S. (2011). Dignity in adversity: Human rights in troubled times. Cambridge, U.K: Polity Press.
  • Brysk, A., & Choi-Fitzpatrick, A. (2012). From human trafficking to human rights: Reframing contemporary slavery. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • Monshipouri, M. (2012). Terrorism, security, and human rights: Harnessing the rule of law. Boulder [Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers.
  • Kelly, T. (2012). This side of silence: Human rights, torture, and the recognition of cruelty. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • Sikor, T., & Stahl, J. (2011). Forests and people: Property, governance, and human rights. Abingdon, Oxon: Earthscan.
  • Trindade, A. A. C. (2011). The access of individuals to international justice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Bishop, C. A. (2012). Access to information as a human right. El Paso [Tex.: LFB Scholarly Pub.
  • Kamali, M. H. (2011). Citizenship and accountability of government: An Islamic perspective. Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society.
  • Bergoffen, D. B. (2012). Contesting the politics of genocidal rape: Affirming the dignity of the vulnerable body. New York: Routledge.
  • Oette, L. (2011). Criminal law reform and transitional justice: Human rights perspectives for Sudan. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate.
  • Balakrishnan, R., & Elson, D. (2011). Economic policy and human rights: Holding governments to account. London: Zed Books.
  • McKenna, A. (2011). A human right to participate in the information society. New York: Hampton Press.
  • Sharma, P. (2011). The Human Rights Act and the assault on liberty: Rights and asylum in the UK. Nottingham, United Kingdom: Nottingham University Press.
  • Englund, H. (2011). Human rights and African airwaves: Mediating equality on the Chichewa radio. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  • Doswald-Beck, L., & Académie de droit international humanitaire et de droits humains a Geneve. (2011). Human rights in times of conflict and terrorism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Goodman, R., & Pegram, T. I. (2012). Human rights, state compliance, and social change: Assessing national human rights institutions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Otiocha, E. E. (2011). International human rights: The protection of the rights of women and female child in Africa : theory and practice. Lake Mary, FL: Vandeplas Pub.
  • Keith, L. C. (2011). Political repression: The role of courts and law. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • Witte, J., & Green, M. C. (2012). Religion and human rights: An introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Almqvist, J., & Espósito, C. D. (2012). The role of courts in transitional justice: Voices from Latin America and Spain. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.