International Human Rights Law

Author: Daniel Moeckli,Sangeeta Shah,Sandesh Sivakumaran,David Harris

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199654573

Category: Law

Page: 630

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International Human Rights Law offers a thought-provoking consideration of the subject, from its philosophical foundations to contemporary challenges, with contributions from leading experts. Critical and detailed, it covers all elements of a traditional international human rights course and is suitable for use as a stand-alone textbook.

The Law of International Human Rights Protection

Author: Walter Kälin,Jörg Künzli

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199565201

Category: Political Science

Page: 539

View: 6784

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.

A Handbook of International Human Rights Terminology

Author: H. Victor Condä

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803215344

Category: Law

Page: 393

View: 2800

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.

The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law

Author: Dinah Shelton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199640130

Category: Law

Page: 1018

View: 5700

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.

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

View: 6428

Guide to Human Rights Sources

International Human Rights

A Comprehensive Introduction

Author: Michael Haas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135975329

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 7638

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 Law

An Introduction

Author: David S. Weissbrodt,Connie de la Vega

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812240320

Category: Law

Page: 432

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For more than half a century, the world community has sought to codify a series of fundamental precepts intended to prevent such abuses of human rights as torture, discrimination, starvation, and forced eviction. The United Nations, other international organizations, regional institutions, and governments have developed various procedures for protecting against and providing remedies for human rights violations. International Human Rights Law is a comprehensive introductory treatise, intended for all concerned about this critical area of international law, including students, lawyers, other advocates, teachers, and academics. The book comprises three sections: an overview of the development of human rights as a domain of international law; a collection of brief summaries of each of the rights specified in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other critical human rights instruments; and a review of the national, regional, and international procedures for implementing human rights precepts. The overview traces the history of human rights, from early philosophical and religious ideas and theories of natural law to modern formulations. The second section contains concise summaries of the substantive principles of and practices relevant to self-determination, equality, life, slavery, torture, fair trial, detention, privacy, health, food, housing, and clothing, as well as emerging rights such as sustainable development, environmental health, peace, and security from terrorism. A final section describes UN human rights procedures (both Charter-based and treaty-based); criminal procedures; African, European, inter-American, and other regional systems; national institutions and processes, truth and reconciliation commissions, and nongovernmental organizations. Throughout, example cases are cited, and each chapter concludes with a list of the most useful print and web resources.

International Human Rights

Text and Materials

Author: Rebecca M. M. Wallace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Human rights

Page: 785

View: 997

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Reproductive Freedom

In the Context of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Author: Maja Kirilova Eriksson

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041112491

Category: Law

Page: 573

View: 6682

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International Human Rights in the 21st Century

Protecting the Rights of Groups

Author: Gene Martin Lyons,James Mayall

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742523531

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

View: 7024

The Universal Declaration for Human Rights was approved in 1948 and yet more than fifty years later some human rights--especially the rights of groups such as women, minorities, and indigenous peoples--continue to be at risk. This book examines recent humanitarian catastrophes involving such groups and suggests how the society of states may develop a collective capacity for human rights enforcement. Above all, it emphasizes the long term efforts to stabilize weak or failing societies and to develop democratic governments on which the protection of human rights ultimately depends.

Remedies in International Human Rights Law

Author: Dinah Shelton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199588821

Category: Human rights

Page: 512

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The fully revised and updated Third Edition of Remedies in International Human Rights Law provides a comprehensive analysis of the law governing international and domestic remedies for human rights violations. It reviews and examines the texts and the jurisprudence on this key area of human rights law. It is an essential practical and theoretical resource for policymakers, scholars, and students negotiating and litigating issues of redress for victims. The Third Edition incorporates the major developments in remedial human rights jurisprudence. Internationally, the United Nations and the International Criminal Court have issued reparations guidelines; the International Court of Justice has for the first time awarded compensation for human rights violations; the International Law Commission has considered the humanitarian responsibility of international organizations; and new international petition procedures and policies on redress have entered into force. Regionally, in Asia and Africa, human rights bodies have adopted new human rights accords and legal judgments; in Europe, the human rights case load unceasingly increases. Nationally, the jurisprudence of historical reparations has come to the fore, as has the juridical consideration of economic and social rights. All of these developments are analyzed in context and create a comprehensive and accessible portrait of the state of remedial human rights law today.

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 Standards for Law Enforcement

A Pocket Book on Human Rights for the Police

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

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211541229

Category: Human rights

Page: 50

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The International Human Rights Movement

A History

Author: Aryeh Neier

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691135150

Category: History

Page: 379

View: 7248

"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

Textbook on International Human Rights

Author: Rhona K. M. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198746210

Category: Law

Page: 456

View: 4060

Textbook on International Human Rights provides a concise introduction for students new to the subject. Clearly written and broad in scope, this popular text gives a concise introduction to international human rights, including regional systems of protection and the key substantive rights. The author skilfully guides students through the complexities of the subject, making it accessible to those withlittle or no prior legal knowledge. Key cases and areas of debate are highlighted throughout, and a wealth of references to cases and further readings provided at the end of each chapter. Online Resource CentreThis book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which contains links to the full cases referenced at the end of each chapter as well as a list of annotated web links to aid further study.

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

View: 367

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.

International Human Rights Law in Africa

Author: Frans Viljoen

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199645582

Category: Law

Page: 622

View: 9229

Providing a comprehensive and analytical overview of human rights in Africa, this book deals particularly with the African regional system of human rights protection. Among the issues it explores are poverty, HIV AIDS, and the tension between international standards and national implementation.

International Human Rights Law

Author: Javaid Rehman

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405811811

Category: Law

Page: 947

View: 2624

Javaid Rehman emphasises the practical aspects of International Human Rights Law, and introduces the reader to the broad scope of the subject.