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International human rights law books

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Freedom from Religion and Human Rights Law Freedom from Religion and Human Rights Law: Strengthening the Right to Freedom of Religion and Belief for Non-Religious and Atheist Rights-Holders by Marika McAdam Freedom from Religion and Human Rights Law Freedom from Religion and Human Rights Law: Strengthening the Right to Freedom of Religion and Belief for Non-Religious and Atheist Rights-Holders

Although human rights belong to all persons on the basis of their humanity, this book demonstrates that in the practice of international human rights law, the freedom to be non-religious or atheist does not receive the same protection as the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/11/2017

Public International Law and Human Rights Violations by Private Military and Security Companies by Helena Torroja Public International Law and Human Rights Violations by Private Military and Security Companies

This book explores the human rights consequences of the new mercenarism, as channeled through so-called private military and security companies (PMSCs), and offers an overview of the evolution and status quo of both non-legal (soft law and self-regulation) and legal...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/11/2017

National Security, Public Health: Exceptions to Human Rights? by Myriam Feinberg National Security, Public Health: Exceptions to Human Rights?

The book deals with the complicated relationships between national security and human rights, and between public health and human rights. Its premise is the fact that national security and public health are both included in human rights instruments as 'exceptions'...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/11/2017

A New Era for Mental Health Law and Policy Supported Decision-Making and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by Piers (University of Melbourne) Gooding A New Era for Mental Health Law and Policy Supported Decision-Making and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

International human rights law challenges core tenets of mental health law, policy and practice. This book explores this challenge.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

Building a Treaty on Business and Human Rights Context and Contours by Surya (City University of Hong Kong) Deva Building a Treaty on Business and Human Rights Context and Contours

This book provides a sustained treatment of the politico-legal context and content of a proposed business and human rights treaty.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

Large-Scale Land Investments in Least Developed Countries Legal Conflicts Between Investment and Human Rights Protection by Luis Tomas Montilla Fernandez Large-Scale Land Investments in Least Developed Countries Legal Conflicts Between Investment and Human Rights Protection

Focusing on the effects of foreign land investments on host countries' local populations and the apparent failure of international law to create incentives to offset them, it also examines the legal and economic mechanisms to hold investors accountable in cases...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

Lawless v Ireland (1957-1961): The First Case Before the European Court of Human Rights An International Miscarriage of Justice? by Brian Doolan Lawless v Ireland (1957-1961): The First Case Before the European Court of Human Rights An International Miscarriage of Justice?

This title was first published in 2001. The case of Lawless v Ireland is a landmark in the development of human rights jurisprudence. Stemming from the introduction of detention without trial by the Irish government in response to the resurgence...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2017

Tax Havens and International Human Rights by Paul (MannBenham Advocates, Isle of Man) Beckett Tax Havens and International Human Rights
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This book sails in uncharted waters. It takes a human rights based approach to tax havens, and is a detailed analysis of structures and the laws which generate and support these. It makes plain the unscrupulous or merely indifferent ways...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

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Political and Legal Approaches to Human Rights by Tom Campbell Political and Legal Approaches to Human Rights

This collection explores and illustrates issues arising from `political' approaches to human rights in contrast to the more traditional `moral' approaches. Moral approaches conceptualize and justify human rights in terms of priority rights which are both universal and moral. In...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

International Human Rights Law by Rhona (Professor of International Human Rights and Head of Law School, Newcastle University) Smith International Human Rights Law
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International Human Rights Law provides a concise, wide-ranging introduction for students new to the subject.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/12/2017

Human Rights and the Private Sphere A Comparative Study by Jorg Fedtke Human Rights and the Private Sphere A Comparative Study

Particularly valuable for both academics and practitioners, Human Rights and the Private Sphere: A Comparative Study analyzes the interaction between constitutional rights, freedoms and private law. Focusing primarily on civil and political rights, an international team of constitutional and private...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/12/2017

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples A Commentary by Marc (Lecturer in Law, Queen Mary, University of London) Weller The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples A Commentary
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The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples set key standards for the treatment of indigenous people, and has significantly developed how indigenous rights are viewed and enforced. This commentary thematically assesses all aspects of the Declaration's provisions, providing an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/12/2017

International Human Rights Law by Daniel (Assistant Professor of Public International Law and Constitutional Law, University of Zurich) Moeckli International Human Rights Law
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Written by leading experts in the field, this textbook explores international human rights law in detail, from foundational issues to substantive rights and systems of protection. A variety of perspectives bring this subject to life, making International Human Rights Law...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/12/2017

Human Rights in Times of Conflict and Terror by Louise (Former Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and th Doswald-Beck Human Rights in Times of Conflict and Terror
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The extent to which international human rights law continues to apply in situations of armed conflict or national emergency is often unclear. This updated second edition sets out how human rights law applies in these situations or upheaval, covering a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/12/2017

Human Rights in Times of Conflict and Terror by Louise (Former Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and th Doswald-Beck Human Rights in Times of Conflict and Terror
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The extent to which international human rights law continues to apply in situations of armed conflict or national emergency is often unclear. This updated second edition sets out how human rights law applies in these situations or upheaval, covering a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/12/2017

Scales of Governance and Indigenous Peoples New Rights or Same Old Wrongs? by Irene Bellier Scales of Governance and Indigenous Peoples New Rights or Same Old Wrongs?

The adoption of the 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was heralded as the beginning of a new era for Indigenous Peoples' participation in global governance bodies, as well as for the realization of Indigenous Peoples'...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/01/2018

The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice by Colleen (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) Murphy The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice
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This accessible book analyses transitional justice and discusses how it differs from retributive, corrective, and distributive justice.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/01/2018

Other books in this genre

The United Nations and Human Rights A Critical Appraisal by Philip Alston The United Nations and Human Rights A Critical Appraisal

This book analyses the UN's contribution to international human rights, and the desire to ensure that governments are held accountable for their treatment of citizens and others. This book offers a comprehensive and expert analysis and critique of UN instruments...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Critically Examining the Case Against the 1998 Human Rights Act by Frederick Cowell Critically Examining the Case Against the 1998 Human Rights Act

Since its inception in 1998 the Human Rights Act (HRA) has come in for a wide variety of criticism on legal, constitutional, political and cultural grounds. More recently, this criticism escalated significantly as politicians have seriously considered proposals for its...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

Liesbeth Lijnzaad: Collected Essays on International Law by Rene Lefeber Liesbeth Lijnzaad: Collected Essays on International Law

This volume pays tribute to Liesbeth Lijnzaad's contribution to the development of international law to date as a scholar. It bringst together all her articles in the fields of general international law and law of treaties, human rights and women's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

The European Convention on Human Rights A Commentary by William A. (Professor of International Law, University of Middlesex) Schabas The European Convention on Human Rights A Commentary
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The first complete article-by-article English commentary on the ECHR, with chapters devoted to each distinct provision or article, this commentary explores the substance of the rights, the workings of the Court, and the enforcement of judgments.
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/09/2017

Freedom of Religion or Belief An International Law Commentary by Heiner (Professor of Human Rights and Human Rights Politics at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg) Bielefeldt, Nazila  Ghanea Freedom of Religion or Belief An International Law Commentary
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This commentary provides a comprehensive overview of the pressing issues of freedom of religion or belief from an international law perspective.
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/09/2017

Law, Religion and Love Seeking Ecumenical Justice for the Other by Paul Babie Law, Religion and Love Seeking Ecumenical Justice for the Other

In contemporary society there are several issues making for a divisive atmosphere in regard to religion. The decreasing level of spirituality in the West it can be argued has created a wide divide between the 'faithful' and groups such as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2017

Human Rights in International Relations by David P. (University of Nebraska, Lincoln) Forsythe Human Rights in International Relations
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The fourth edition of David P. Forsythe's authoritative analysis of the place of human rights in international relations.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Rights-Based Litigation, Urban Governance and Social Justice in South Africa The Right to Joburg by Marius Pieterse Rights-Based Litigation, Urban Governance and Social Justice in South Africa The Right to Joburg

Rights-based Litigation, Urban Governance and Social Justice in South Africa considers the overlap between legal and everyday struggles for social and spatial justice in the particular context of Johannesburg, South Africa. Drawing from literature across disciplines of law, urban geography...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Critical Perspectives on the Security and Protection of Human Rights Defenders by Karen Bennett Critical Perspectives on the Security and Protection of Human Rights Defenders

Human rights defenders - who by peaceful means advocate, mobilise and often put their lives at risk to defend the most fundamental freedoms of their fellow citizens - are key agents of change in their own societies and make a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2017

International Human Rights in a Nutshell by Thomas Buergenthal, Dinah Shelton, David Stewart, Carlos Vazquez International Human Rights in a Nutshell
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Provides a comprehensive overview of the international, regional and domestic human rights systems. This edition reviews recent developments in the field, including in the UN, European, OAS and African human rights systems and the adoption of new conventions such as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2017

Freedom of Expression and Religious Hate Speech in Europe by Erica (Middlesex University, UK) Howard Freedom of Expression and Religious Hate Speech in Europe
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In recent years, the Danish cartoons affair, the Charlie Hebdo murders and the terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris have resulted in increasingly strident anti-Islamic speeches by politicians. This raises questions about the limits to freedom of expression and whether...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2017

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