[URBANTH-L]ANNOUNCING: H-Human-Rights (fwd)

H-Editor editor at mail.h-net.msu.edu
Sat Apr 7 00:22:29 EDT 2007

From: Matthew Gilmore <vp-net at mail.h-net.msu.edu>

ANNOUNCING: H-Human-Rights: H-Net Network on Human Rights
Member of: H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online

On the heels of a very successful launch of H-Memory, H-Net proudly announces 
its newest addition, in cooperation with the Human Rights section of the 
International Studies Association.

H-Human-Rights is a discussion network for scholars, policymakers,
authors, historians, and other interested people devoted to the history, 
analysis, theory, and practice of human rights. It is a network developed and 
maintained by the Human Rights Section of the International Studies Association 
(HR-ISA)  http://web.mac.com/vicfalls/iWeb/HR-ISA/HR-ISA.html
although it is open to all.

The purpose of HR-ISA, and of the H-Human-Rights Network, is to
Encourage multidisciplinary debate, scholarship and teaching in the area of 
human rights. This includes those in the disciplines of political science, law, 
history, philosophy, economics, sociology, anthropology, and other related 
fields. It will foster discussion and other interaction between members of the 
ISA, as well as those outside of the ISA, with a view toward enhancing debate, 
academic research, policy development and teaching in the broad and varied area 
of human rights and related issues.

This list is intended to expand discussion of a variety of human rights issues, 
for example: war crimes, crimes against humanity, torture, and other serious 
violations of human rights, and accountability for these, as well as civil and 
political rights, economic, social, and cultural rights, rights of women and 
rights of the child, and many more conventional and customary rights, as well 
as the political and institutional structures involved in addressing human 

The list, like HR-ISA, is not focused upon activism or advocacy of a
particular viewpoint or advocacy with reference to a particular concrete 
situation, although discussion and analysis of particular situations are 
obviously welcome. Postings related to demonstrations, calls to action, and 
other issue activism are not allowed.

Check out the resources list at:
Suggestions for additions are welcome.

The goals of H-Net lists are to enable scholars to easily communicate current 
research and teaching interests; to discuss new approaches, methods and tools 
of analysis; to share information on electronic databases; and to test new 
ideas and share comments on the literature in their fields. All network 
messages are permanently archived and searchable.

Like all H-Net lists, H-Human-Rights is moderated to edit out material that, in 
the editors' opinion, is not germane to the list, involves technical matters 
(such as subscription management requests), is inflammatory, or violates the 
evolving, yet common, standards of Internet etiquette. H-Net's procedure for 
resolving disputes over list editorial practices is Article II, Section 2.20
of our bylaws, located at: http://www.h-net.org/about/by-laws.php
Logs and more information can also be located at:

Lead Editor: Kurt Mills k.mills at socsci.gla.ac.uk

Sponsoring Organization: Human Rights Section of the International Studies 
Association (ISA)

Editors and Advisory Board Members
Melissa Labonte, mlabonte at richmond.edu, University of Richmond

Tristan Anne Borer, tabor at conncoll.edu, Connecticut College
Alison Brysk, abrysk at uci.edu, American University
David P. Forsythe, dforsythe at unlnotes.unl.edu, University of Nebraska
Anthony Lang, al51 at st-andrews.ac.uk, University of St. Andrews
Alynna Lyon, Alynna.Lyon at unh.edu, University of New Hampshire
Chandra Lekha Sriram, c.sriram at uel.ac.uk, University of East London

To join H-Human-Rights, please send a message from the account Where you wish 
to receive mail, to:
listserv at h-net.msu.edu
(with no signatures or styled text,
word wrap off for long lines) and only this text:
sub H-Human-Rights firstname lastname, institution

Example: sub H-Human-Rights Leslie Jones, Pacific State U
Alternatively, you may go to <http://www.h-net.org/lists/subscribe.cgi> to 
perform the same function as noted above. Follow the instructions you receive 
by return mail.

If you Have questions or experience difficulties in attempting to subscribe, 
please send a message to: help at mail.h-net.msu.edu

H-Net is an international network of scholars in the humanities and social 
sciences that creates and coordinates electronic networks, using a variety of 
media, and with a common objective of advancing humanities and social science 
teaching and research. H-Net was created to provide a positive, supportive, 
equalitarian environment for the friendly exchange of ideas and scholarly 
resources, and is hosted by Michigan State University.

For more information about H-Net, write to vp-net at mail.h-net.msu.edu
or point your web browser to: <http://www.h-net.org>

Matthew Gilmore
H-Net Vice President, Networks
H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online
vp-net at mail.h-net.msu.edu

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