For most in the United States, discussion of international human rights law brings to mind situations such as Abu Ghraib, the use of child soldiers in Africa, or the practices of the Taliban with regard to women. These egregious civil
Standarized testing infringes on the human right to education, especially for English language learner and minority children.
The US Constitution and principles of federalism require US courts to consider international law when making decisions that touch on human rights.
Inward-looking ocal and state legislation can improve human rights in the US despite the federal government not executing the ICESCR.
By focusing on human rights advocacy, dometic problems of inadequate housing and homelessness can be improved.
Other Issues in this Volume
- Single-Sex Schools and the Antisegregation Principle
- The Bill for Rights: State and Local Financing of Public Education and Indigent Defense
- While Dangers Gather: The Bush Preemption Doctrine, Battered Women, Imminence, and Anticipatory Self-Defense
- Implementing Planned Development: The Case of New Jersey
- Probative Weight: Rethinking Evidentiary Standards in Title VII Sex Discrimination Cases
- The Reality of False Confessions - Lessons of the Central Park Jogger Case
- Immigrant Workers and Workers' Compensation after Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. v. N.L.R.B.
- The Neglectful Parens Patriae: Using Child Protective Laws to Defend the Safety Net