It is our pleasure to announce that Societies Without Borders (the premier journal for Human Rights research) has just released Issue 1 of Volume 7. As this journal was the first to champion interest in the field of Human Rights, we have had no shortage of submissions this year, and the quality (as well as the quantity) of the content we have included in the first issue of this volume reflects that. Inside you will find highly edifying pieces of research, such as:
Es un placer anunciar que Societies Without Borders (la principal revista para la investigación de los Derechos Humanos) acaba de lanzar el número 1 de Volumen 7. Como este diario fue el primero en interesarse en el campo de los Derechos Humanos, no hemos tenido escasez de presentaciones de este año, y la calidad (así como la cantidad) de los contenidos que hemos incluido en la primera edición de este volumen lo demuestra. En su interior se encuentran piezas muy edificantes de la investigación, tales como:
Ø Barbara Gurr’s “The Failures and Possibilities of a Human Rights Approach to Secure Native American Women’s Reproductive Justice,” where the current violations of Native American’s women’s right to basic health are revealed and the challenges of articulating the human rights needs of Native Americans within the United States is examined.
Ø Ranita Ray and Bandana Purkayastha “Challenges in Localizing Global Human Rights,” where the authors draw upon ethnographic and historical data via document analysis to address two mechanisms in the localization of global human rights.
Ø Stacy Missari and Christine Zozula “‘Woman As…’: Personhood, Rights and The Case of DomesticViolence,” in which the authors discuss the politics of gender and domestic violence using the first court case filed in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights against the United States.
Ø (One of our two Notes From the Field) Vincent Walsh’s “Universal Moral Grammar: An Ontological Grounding for Human Rights,” where the principles of the UN Declaration of Human Rights are connected to the issue of global justice in pursuit of the question: is there a genetically endowed Universal Moral Grammar common to all human beings?
Ø (Our second Note from the Field) Annie Wilson’s “Trafficking Risks for Refugees,” which discusses a number of the risk factors in the life situation of refugees that places them in danger of falling prey to human traffickers.
Ø Last (but certainly not least) in our Expressions section we have three excellent pieces of poetry from George Snedeker (Help Create Order; Beggar’s Opera; Communication), a review of Cecilia L. Ridgeway’s Framed by Gender: How Gender Inequality Persists in the Modern World by Rachel Feinstein, and a review of Mohammed Bamyeh’s Anarchy as Order: The History and Future of Civic Humanity by Dana M. Williams.