A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North by Greg Robinson

By Greg Robinson

The confinement of a few 120,000 eastern american citizens in the course of global battle II, known as the japanese American internment, has been defined because the worst legit civil rights violation of recent U. S. historical past. Greg Robinson not just deals a daring new realizing of those occasions but additionally stories them inside of a bigger time-frame and from a transnational perspective.

Drawing on newly stumbled on fabric, Robinson presents a backstory of confinement that unearths for the 1st time the level of the yank government's surveillance of jap groups within the years prime as much as battle and the development of what officers termed "concentration camps" for enemy extraterrestrial beings. He additionally considers the aftermath of confinement, together with where of jap american citizens in postwar civil rights struggles, the lengthy circulate by means of former camp inmates for redress, and the ongoing position of the camps as touchstones for national commemoration and debate.

Most remarkably, A Tragedy of Democracy is the 1st ebook to investigate legit coverage towards West Coast jap americans inside of a North American context. Robinson stories confinement at the mainland along occasions in wartime Hawaii, the place fears of eastern american citizens justified military dictatorship, suspension of the structure, and the imposition of army tribunals. He equally reads the remedy of jap american citizens opposed to Canada's confinement of 22,000 voters and citizens of jap ancestry from British Columbia. A Tragedy of Democracy recounts the expulsion of virtually 5,000 eastern from Mexico's Pacific Coast and the poignant tale of the japanese Latin american citizens who have been abducted from their houses and interned within the usa. impending eastern confinement as a continental and overseas phenomenon, Robinson bargains a very kaleidoscopic figuring out of its genesis and outcomes.

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G. Pentassuglia, ‘International Law and Institutions’, in R. ), The State of the World’s Minorities 2006 (London, 2006), p. 27 et seq. General Assembly Resolution 55/2. A/59/565. General Assembly Resolution 60/1. A/59/2005. 10 Chapter 1 ‘the rights, interests and “voice” of minorities’; ‘real democracy is absent’– it is stated – if these rights and other basic freedoms are denied. Thus, the most veritable mantra ever since the UN started intensifying work on minority groups in the post-Cold War era has been re-stated, namely the need to protect such groups as a fundamental way of responding to human rights and conflict prevention concerns.

Here again questions are raised and some answers attempted: What broad structures of thinking does judicial discourse imply in terms of protecting minority cultures? To what extent do they facilitate the recognition of minority identity, the (re-)consideration of minority claims, or greater access of those claims to procedural techniques of litigation? g. P. S. Barman, ‘Global Legal Pluralism’, (2007) 80 Southern California Law Review, p. ; F. Viola, ‘The Rule of Law in Legal Pluralism’, in T. Gizbert-Studnicki & J.

Paras. 25–29. As is known, individuals and groups as such may not petition the IACrtHR. , paras. 188–189. , paras. 190–202. Conversely, Saramaka does not cover all aspects of those dimensions that are discussed in the book. 22 Chapter 1 A note on terminology and structure Having shifted the focus from the law-making and institutional developments of the third movement, particularly from the late 1980s onwards, to the specificities of the fourth movement, that is, of a legal discourse construed around emerging multiple dimensions of minority related jurisprudence, it is necessary to clarify our understanding of some of the key terms that have already been used in this introduction, namely ‘minority protection’, ‘minority rights’ and ‘judicial discourse’.

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