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Contents Foreword Preface and Acknowledgments Contributors Introduction: Exploring the Intersection between Human Rights and Conflict Authors: Julie Mertus and Jeffrey W. Helsing Part I: The Role of Human Rights in Conflict Intensification 1. Understanding Human Rights Violations in Conflict Author: Ellen L. Lutz 2. Human Rights: A Source of Conflict, State Making, and State Breaking Author: Michael Lund 3. Linking Human Rights and Conflict Transformation Author: Lisa Schirch 4. Culture, Relativism, and Human Rights Author: Kevin Avruch Commentator: Ram Manikkalingam 5. New Contours of an Ongoing Debate: Is There a "Right to Peace"? Authors: Abdul Aziz Said and Charles Lerche Commentator: Jack Donnelly Part II: The Application of Human Rights in Armed Conflicts and other Violent Conflicts 6. Claiming a Humanitarian Imperative: NGOs and the Cultivation of Humanitarian Duty Author: Hugo Slim Commentator: Jonathan Moore 7. Humanitarian Intervention after Kosovo Author: Richard Falk Commentator: Thomas G. Weiss 8. Holding Military and Paramilitary Forces Accountable Author: John Cerone 9. Human Rights, Terrorism, and Efforts to Combat Terrorism Author: Jordan Paust Commentator: Dave Stewart 10. Human Rights Strategies in Zones of Conflict: The Israeli-Palestinian Case Authors: Mohammed Abu-Nimer and Edy Kaufman 11. The Human Rights Dimensions of War in Iraq: A Framework for Peace Studies Authors: Julie Mertus and Maia Carter Hallward Part III: The Contributions of Human Rights in Post-Armed Conflict and Postcrisis Situations 12. Human Rights, Peace Agreements, and Conflict Resolution: Negotiating Justice in Northern Ireland Author: Christine Bell 13. Truth vs. Justice? Commissions and Courts Author: Vasuki Nesiah Commentator: Richard Ashby Wilson 14. Promoting the Human Rights of Forced Migrants Authors: Susan Martin and Andrew Schoenholtz 15. Human Rights Education and Grassroots Peacebuilding Authors: Janet Lord and Nancy Flowers 16. Building a Democratic Middle Ground: Professional Civil Society and the Politics of Human Rights in Sri Lanka's Peace Process Author: Alan Keenan Conclusion Toward a More Integrated Approach Authors: Julie Mertus and Jeffrey W. Helsing Index
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