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The Political Leadership Crisis and Violation of Human Rights in the Arab World: A Study of the Rulership of the Arab Countries, 1970-1990

Description: This dissertation analyzes the political leadership crisis and the violations of human rights in the Arab countries during the period 1970 to 1990. The main purposes of this study could be briefly summarized as follows: (1) to explore scientifically whether there is a political leadership crisis in the Arab World; (2) to explore the concept of political leadership, i.e., what constitutes political leadership, what are its necessary requirements, and what differentiates it from dictatorship; and (3) to examine the effects of political leadership in the Arab countries upon the violation of human rights.
Date: December 1993
Creator: Benruwin, Mohammed (Mohammed A.)
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Not All Truth Commissions Are Alike: Understanding Their Limitations and Impact

Description: This dissertation project develops a theoretical understanding of how truth commissions achieve legitimacy and thus contribute to peace and stability in the aftermath of major traumatic events (e.g. civil war, mass killings, regime changes). I identify three components of truth commission legitimacy---authority, fairness, and transparency---that facilitate beneficial outcomes for societies emerging from a period of severe human rights repression or civil war. I theorize and test how institutions with these legitimacy characteristics contribute to an increase in respect for human rights and decrease political violence in transitioning societies, thus contributing to peace and stability. In order to test the hypothesized relationships, I create a truth commission characteristic dataset that provides greater detail than existing datasets. This project is a contribution to our understanding of the relationships between human rights, institutions, conflict, and international law. It provides one explanation for the inconsistent findings of extant work concerning the impact of transitional justice, generally and truth commissions, specifically. I provide evidence that there are identifiable "best practices" that truth commissions should consider adopting. This information can assist states, intergovernmental organizations, and nongovernmental organizations alike in making difficult decisions regarding the transitional justice process, which is expensive and time consuming further necessitating an understanding of what practices are most crucial for achieving peace and stability.
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Date: December 2014
Creator: Nichols, Angela D.
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[Pamphlet: After Hours]

Description: A pamphlet with news, advertisements, and events that are occurring in October within Texas' LGBTQ community. The pamphlet includes an article about Bill Nelson fighting the reprimand he received at the Dallas high school he works at, after his picture was found in the TWT.
Date: October 1979
Creator: TWT
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[Speech: Jean Nelson]

Description: A handwritten speech from Jean Nelson addressing the congregation of the John Wesley United Methodist Church during their World AIDS Day Service. The speech is followed by a flyer announcing the event.
Date: November 2001
Creator: Jean Nelson
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The United Nations : for peace and world progress.

Description: The top and bottom of the poster are blue. In the top portion is the title; in the middle portion is a chart of the organization of the United Nations; the bottom section has drawings and text explaining some of the UN's goals.
Date: 1946
Creator: United States. Dept. of State.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Russia 2015 Human Rights Report

Description: This report outlines the human rights problems identified by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor for Russia.
Date: 2015
Creator: United States. Department of State. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.
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Russia 2012 Human Rights Report

Description: This report outlines the human rights problems identified by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor for Russia.
Date: 2012
Creator: United States. Department of State. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Clip: Untitled]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a man who feels there are double standards emerging from the majority in the United Nations (UN) against Israel, South Korea, and the United States. This man compares the UN's reaction to human rights violations by the Soviet Union to that of allies of the United States.
Date: January 14, 1976
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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