The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law

Author: Dinah Shelton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199640130

Category: Law

Page: 1018

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The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law provides an authoritative and original overview of one of the key branches of international law. Forty contributors comprehensively analyse the role of human rights in international law from a global perspective, examining its origins and principles, and measuring its impact on the world.

The Law of International Human Rights Protection

Author: Walter Kälin,Jörg Künzli

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199565201

Category: Political Science

Page: 539

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Human rights are invoked on many occasions. But are they more than lofty values and abstract principles? In providing a concise but comprehensive overview of international human rights protection at the global and regional levels, this book offers an introduction to the ideas, conceptual underpinnings, and doctrine of international human rights law including the sources, legal nature, and scope of application of human rights obligations. The issues of implementation and enforceability at the domestic, regional, and universal level are explored, and the impact of the recently established Human Rights Council is assessed. The substantive guarantees covering economic, social, and cultural as well as civil and political rights based on the case law of UN treaty bodies and relevant regional courts are evaluated. This book shows that human rights are real rights creating legal entitlements for those who are protected by them and imposing legal obligations on those bound by them. It explores the various mechanisms set up by the international community to monitor the implementation of human rights guarantees and to decide individual cases brought to the attention of human rights courts and quasi-judicial bodies at the international level. Its last part contains a detailed exploration of the meanings of human rights guarantees, such as the right to life, the prohibition of torture, non-discrimination, economic rights, and many others.

International Human Rights Law

Author: Rhona Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198805217

Category:

Page: 472

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Illustrating the scope of this fascinating and wide-reaching subject to the student, this clear and concise text gives a broad introduction to international human rights law. Coverage includes regional systems of protection, the role of the UN, and a variety of substantive rights. The author skilfully guides students through the complexities of the subject, and then prepares them for further study and research. Key cases and areas of debate are highlighted throughout, and a wealth of references to cases and further readings are provided at the end of each chapter.

Advancing the Human Rights of Women

Using International Human Rights Standards in Domestic Litigation

Author: Andrew Byrnes,Jane Frances Connors,Lum Bik

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 9780850925159

Category: Law

Page: 192

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Guide to Human Rights Sources

International Human Rights

A Comprehensive Introduction

Author: Michael Haas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135975329

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 4032

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to international human rights: international human rights law, why international human rights have increasingly risen to world prominence, what is being done about violations of human rights, and what might be done to further promote the cause of international human rights so that everyone may one day have their rights respected regardless of who they are or where they live. It explains: how the concept of international human rights has developed over time the variety of types of human rights empirical findings from statistical research on human rights a listing of all international human rights agreements the newest dimensions in the field of human rights (gay rights, animal rights, environmental rights). Richly illustrated throughout with case studies, controversies, court cases, think points, historical examples, biographical statements, and suggestions for further reading, International Human Rights is the ideal introduction for all students of human rights.

International Human Rights

Text and Materials

Author: Rebecca M. M. Wallace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Human rights

Page: 785

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A Handbook of International Human Rights Terminology

Author: H. Victor Condä

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803215344

Category: Law

Page: 393

View: 6495

This newly revised, greatly expanded, and updated edition is the essential tool for navigating the language of international human rights related to law, jurisprudence, politics, diplomacy, and philosophy. Broadening the scope and enhancing our understanding of international human rights, the second edition of A Handbook of International Human Rights Terminology contains over four hundred new commonly used key terms and acronyms as well as corrections to terms that have taken on new meaning since the publication of the original. It also includes new treaty instruments and citations of important human rights instruments. Designed to be accessible to persons from different systems and regions of the world, this handbook fills an important void in the burgeoning discourse of international human rights and will become a vital reference work for specialists, students, and newcomers to this field.

International Human Rights

Author: Andreas Sofroniou

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326873482

Category: Reference

Page: 348

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Recent religious conflicts around the world and frequent invasions of powerful countries into other peoples' territories, makes life even more difficult for the people who are pursuing equality, the application of International Human Rights, and the solutions to conflicts. It is very difficult for me, as an author and a firm advocate of peace and freedom, to write about the International Rights for the Human Races, Women, Children, Families, Animals, Religions, Politics, Gay Movements, Wars, Freedom, Democracy and Free Will, their Conflicts and all their Legal implications. Therefore, in writing this book I tried to include real life experiences and draw from history, institutions, and recent events, worldwide. Also, in order to justify the contents of a manuscript of this kind I borrowed from examples of how people survive poverty, family conflicts, invasion, war, escape, ethnic cleansing, people misplacement, migration, refugee camps, and recession.

Decolonization and the Evolution of International Human Rights

Author: Roland Burke

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812205329

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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In the decades following the triumphant proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, the UN General Assembly was transformed by the arrival of newly independent states from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. This diverse constellation of states introduced new ideas, methods, and priorities to the human rights program. Their influence was magnified by the highly effective nature of Asian, Arab, and African diplomacy in the UN human rights bodies and the sheer numerical superiority of the so-called Afro-Asian bloc. Owing to the nature of General Assembly procedure, the Third World states dominated the human rights agenda, and enthusiastic support for universal human rights was replaced by decades of authoritarianism and an increasingly strident rejection of the ideas laid out in the Universal Declaration. In Decolonization and the Evolution of International Human Rights, Roland Burke explores the changing impact of decolonization on the UN human rights program. By recovering the contributions of those Asian, African, and Arab voices that joined the global rights debate, Burke demonstrates the central importance of Third World influence across the most pivotal battles in the United Nations, from those that secured the principle of universality, to the passage of the first binding human rights treaties, to the flawed but radical step of studying individual pleas for help. The very presence of so many independent voices from outside the West, and the often defensive nature of Western interventions, complicates the common presumption that the postwar human rights project was driven by Europe and the United States. Drawing on UN transcripts, archives, and the personal papers of key historical actors, this book challenges the notion that the international rights order was imposed on an unwilling and marginalized Third World. Far from being excluded, Asian, African, and Middle Eastern diplomats were powerful agents in both advancing and later obstructing the promotion of human rights.

International Human Rights in Context

Law, Politics, Morals : Text and Materials

Author: Henry J. Steiner,Philip Alston,Ryan Goodman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019927942X

Category: Law

Page: 1492

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The third edition of International Human Rights in Context continues to bring sophisticated and thought-provoking analysis to the study of human rights within its wider social and cultural context. This widely acclaimed interdisciplinary coursebook presents a diverse range of carefully edited primary and secondary materials alongside extensive text, editorial commentary, and study questions. Within its conceptual framework, the book thoroughly covers the major topics of internationalhuman rights: the basic characteristics of international law; evolution of the human rights movement movement; civil, political, economic and social rights; the humanitarian laws of war; globalization; self-determination; women's rights; universalism and cultural relativisim; intergovernmental and nongovernmental institutions; implementation and enforcement; internal application of human rights norms; and the spread of constitutionalism. The third edition has been considerably revised and restructured to incoroprate new themes and topics including: human rights in relation to terrorism amd national security; responsibility of nonstate actors for human rights violations; recent substantial changes in sources and processes of international law; achieved and potential reforrm within UN human rights institution; theories about international organizations and their influence on state behavior. Its scope, challenging enquiries, and clarity make it the ideal companion for human rightsstudents, scholars, advocates and practitioners alike. Online Resource Centre The third edition will be accompanied by a new online resource centre which will house the Annex of Documents, allowing them to be updated between editions.

Remedies in International Human Rights Law

Author: Dinah Shelton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199243020

Category: Law

Page: 387

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Remedies in International Human Rights Law is the first comprehensive treatment of the topic of remedies for human rights violations and reviews the jurisprudence of international tribunals on these violations. It also provides a theoretical framework and a practical guide for lawyers, judges,and academics interested in human rights law. All the cases of the Inter-American and European Courts of Human Rights are included, as well as decisions of the African and Inter-American Commissions on Human Rights, U.N. bodies, the European Court of Human Justice, international administrative tribunals, and national courts applying humanrights law.

Textbook on International Human Rights

Author: Rhona K. M. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199289394

Category: Political Science

Page: 367

View: 4362

Human rights have gained increasing prominence on the international, European and UK stage. This updated edition reflects developments in case law and legislation ensuring students have access to the most current material. A companion web site features case updates and links to useful sites.

The International Human Rights Movement

A History

Author: Aryeh Neier

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691135150

Category: History

Page: 379

View: 5592

"Aryeh Neier's insightful account of the human rights movement underlines the crucial role played by individuals and human rights defenders in speaking out against abuses. This book describes many of the human rights challenges that remain and is essential reading for all those wishing to understand the political challenges of our times."--Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations (1997--2006) "Human rights has become a global movement. Aryeh Neier was present at the creation of it, so nobody is better qualified to tell the story of its ongoing and epochal fight against brutality and injustice. We can all be grateful for Neier's life of activism and we can be thankful he has reflected on it with such insight."--Michael Ignatieff, University of Toronto and former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada "Aryeh Neier has done more than anyone else to shape the values and practices of the modern human rights movement. His decades of experience give him a unique perspective to describe the key events and decisions that shaped the movement, to detail its major successes, and to outline the steps that must now be taken to meet the challenges ahead."--Kenneth Roth, executive director, Human Rights Watch "With the intimate knowledge--and authority--of one who has been at the center of the international human rights movement for more than three decades, Aryeh Neier captures the movement's uneven but steady rise to the top of the agenda of the world community. The significant transformations chronicled here, and the struggles of the brave men and women around the world that made these changes possible, form a road map for the enormous challenges that still lie ahead."--Juan E. Mendez, UN special rapporteur on torture and coauthor of Taking a Stand: The Evolution of Human Rights "This is a valuable, lucid, and timely account of the international human rights movement. Neier has the unique authority to guide the public's understanding of this complex landscape, and his book is full of information, vision, and wisdom."--Andrew J. Nathan, Columbia University

Selected International Human Rights Instruments and Bibliography for Research on International Human Rights Law

Author: David Weissbrodt,Joan Fitzpatrick,Frank C. Newman,Marci Hoffman,Mary Rumsey

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327178477

Category: Law

Page: 748

View: 7884

This comprehensive documentary supplement contains selected international human rights instruments, including: • United Nations Documents • Other United Nations Instruments • Regional Instruments • U.S. Reservations, Declarations, and Understandings • Selected U.S. Legislation This volume also contains a bibliography for research on international human rights law, including entries for: • Human Rights Instruments (compilations of, status of, and legislative history of) • Human Rights Case Law, Jurisprudence, Decisions, and Digests • Research Guides on the Major Human Rights Instruments • Refugee Law • Economic Issues • International Criminal Tribunals • Research Guides and Bibliographies • Book and Periodical Indexes • Electronic Sources

The Evolution of International Human Rights

Visions Seen

Author: Paul Gordon Lauren

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812218541

Category: History

Page: 397

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This widely acclaimed and highly regarded book, embraced by students, scholars, policymakers, and activists, now appears in a new edition. Using the theme of visions seen by those who dreamed of what might be, Lauren explores the dramatic transformation of a world patterned by centuries of traditional structures of authority, gender abuse, racial prejudice, class divisions and slavery, colonial empires, and claims of national sovereignty into a global community that now boldly proclaims that the way governments treat their own people is a matter of international concern--and sets the goal of human rights "for all peoples and all nations." Lauren makes clear the truly universal nature of this movement by drawing into his discussion people and cultures in every part of the globe. In this regard, the book offers particularly remarkable revelations and insights when analyzing the impact of wars and revolutions, non-Western nations, struggles against sexism and racism, liberation movements and decolonization, nongovernmental organizations, and the courage and determination of countless numbers of common men and women who have contributed to the evolution of international human rights. This new edition incorporates the most recent developments of the International Criminal Court, the arrest of Augusto Pinochet and the trial of Slobodan Milosevic, technology and the Internet, the impact of NGOs like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, globalization, terrorism, and the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

International Human Rights

Author: Jack Donnelly,Daniel Whelan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429853009

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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International Human Rights examines the ways in which states and other international actors have addressed human rights since the end of World War II. This unique textbook features substantial attention to theory, history, international and regional institutions, and the role of transnational actors in the protection and promotion of human rights. Its purpose is to explore the difficult and contentious politics of human rights, and how those political dimensions have been addressed at the national, regional, and especially international levels. The fifth edition is substantially revised throughout, including updates on multilateral institutions, particularly the UN's Universal Periodic Review process; regional systems; human rights in foreign policy (including a chapter on U.S. policy); humanitarian intervention; globalization; and (anti)terrorism and human rights. The book also includes a new chapter on the unity of human rights, and new case studies exploring the UN Human Rights Council’s Special Procedures mechanisms, Myanmar, and Israeli settlements in West-Bank Palestine. Chapters include discussion questions, case studies for in-depth examination of topics, and ten "problems" tailored to promote classroom discussion on topics such as the war in Syria, hierarchies between human rights, and much more.

The Core International Human Rights Treaties

Author: United Nations. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211541663

Category: Law

Page: 219

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There are nine core international human rights treaties. Each of these treaties has established a committee of experts to monitor implementation of the treaty provisions by its States parties. Some of the treaties are supplemented by optional protocols dealing with specific concerns. This publication reproduces the core international human rights treaties in pocket size. Publishing Agency: United Nations.

Bringing International Human Rights Law Home

Judicial Colloquium on the Domestic Application of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Author: United Nations. Division for the Advancement of Women

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211302042

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

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The human rights of women and girls are an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of universal human rights. However, finding a balance between women's claim for justice, and a community's desire to maintain its traditions presents a significant challenge. This publication comprises the proceedings of a judicial colloquium held in Vienna in 1999. It aims to further the quest for equality for women by using international human rights law in domestic decision-making to bring international human rights home. The publication covers three main themes: marriage and family relations, violence against women, and work-related rights of women and girls. Almost 100 judges and magistrates participated at the conference, making this publication an impressive work providing strategies for more creative and widespread use of international human rights norms