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Adam is an experienced human rights and public lawyer with a strong civil law background. He has acted at all levels including in the Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.
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The Rule of Law
Tom Bingham - Feb 01, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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The Rule of Law' is a phrase much used but little examined. The idea of the rule of law as the foundation of modern states and civilisations has recently become even more talismanic than that of democracy, but what does it actually consist of?In this brilliant short book, Britain's former senior law lord, and one of the world's most acute legal min...
Adam Wagner
Sep 08, 2020
How about that! I looked something up! These books behind me don't just make the office look good, they're filled with useful legal tidbits just like that!      source
A Thousand Small Sanities
The Moral Adventure of Liberalism
Adam Gopnik - Jul 14, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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A stirring defense of liberalism against the dogmatisms of our time from an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author....
Adam Wagner
Mar 05, 2020
Happy #WorldBookDay! Here are some books human rights and liberalism which I have enjoyed over the past few years      source
The Road to Unfreedom
Russia, Europe, America
Timothy Snyder - Apr 09, 2019
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With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy was thought to be absolute. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. But we now know this to be premature. Authoritarianism first returned in Russia, as Putin developed a political system dedicated solely to the consolidation and exercise of pow...
Adam Wagner
Mar 05, 2020
Happy #WorldBookDay! Here are some books human rights and liberalism which I have enjoyed over the past few years      source
Enlightenment Now
The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Steven Pinker - Jan 15, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR"My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlig...
Adam Wagner
Mar 05, 2020
Happy #WorldBookDay! Here are some books human rights and liberalism which I have enjoyed over the past few years      source
East West Street
On the Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity"
Philippe Sands - Jul 11, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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Winner of the 2016 Baillie Gifford Prize for NonfictionA profound and profoundly important book--a moving personal detective story, an uncovering of secret pasts, and a book that explores the creation and development of world-changing legal concepts that came about as a result of the unprecedented atrocities of Hitler's Third Reich.East West Street...
Adam Wagner
Mar 05, 2020
Happy #WorldBookDay! Here are some books human rights and liberalism which I have enjoyed over the past few years      source
On Fantasy Island
Britain, Europe, and Human Rights
Conor Gearty - Nov 08, 2016
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In the 2015 UK General Election, one of the major pledges of the Conservative party was the repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998, to be replaced with a UK Bill of Rights. In this book, Professor Conor Gearty puts forth his case for keeping the Human Rights Act by dissecting the so called 'fantasies' that are driving the case for repeal. Analysing th...
Adam Wagner
Mar 05, 2020
Happy #WorldBookDay! Here are some books human rights and liberalism which I have enjoyed over the past few years      source
Christian Human Rights
Samuel Moyn - Sep 14, 2015
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In Christian Human Rights, Samuel Moyn asserts that the rise of human rights after World War II was prefigured and inspired by a defense of the dignity of the human person that first arose in Christian churches and religious thought in the years just prior to the outbreak of the war. The Roman Catholic Church and transatlantic Protestant circles do...
Adam Wagner
Mar 05, 2020
Happy #WorldBookDay! Here are some books human rights and liberalism which I have enjoyed over the past few years      source
Liberty and Security
Conor Gearty - Mar 18, 2013
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All aspire to liberty and security in their lives but few people truly enjoy them. This book explains why this is so. In what Conor Gearty calls our 'neo-democratic' world, the proclamation of universal liberty and security is mocked by facts on the ground: the vast inequalities in supposedly free societies, the authoritarian regimes with regular e...
Adam Wagner
Mar 05, 2020
Happy #WorldBookDay! Here are some books human rights and liberalism which I have enjoyed over the past few years      source
The Last Utopia
Human Rights in History
Samuel Moyn - Mar 05, 2012 (first published in 2010)
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Human rights offer a vision of international justice that today's idealistic millions hold dear. Yet the very concept on which the movement is based became familiar only a few decades ago when it profoundly reshaped our hopes for an improved humanity. In this pioneering book, Samuel Moyn elevates that extraordinary transformation to center stage an...
Adam Wagner
Mar 05, 2020
Happy #WorldBookDay! Here are some books human rights and liberalism which I have enjoyed over the past few years      source
The Evolution of the European Convention on Human Rights
From Its Inception to the Creation of a Permanent Court of Human Rights
Ed Bates - Feb 11, 2011
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The European Convention on Human Rights underwent a spectacular evolution over the first fifty years of its life. In recent times the European Court of Human Rights has been compared to a quasi-constitutional court for Europe in the field of human rights, and for some time the Convention has been viewed as a European Bill of Rights. The 'coming of ...
Adam Wagner
Mar 05, 2020
Happy #WorldBookDay! Here are some books human rights and liberalism which I have enjoyed over the past few years      source
Human Rights Transformed
Positive Rights and Positive Duties
Sandra Fredman FBA - May 15, 2008
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Human rights have traditionally been understood as protecting individual freedom against intrusion by the State. In this book, Sandra Fredman argues that this understanding requires radical revision. Human rights are based on a far richer view of freedom, which goes beyond being let alone, and instead pays attention to individuals' ability to exerc...
Adam Wagner
Mar 05, 2020
Happy #WorldBookDay! Here are some books human rights and liberalism which I have enjoyed over the past few years      source
Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez