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International human rights law books

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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

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: 07/09/2017

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

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: 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

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: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

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

Human Rights Between Law and Politics The Margin of Appreciation in Post-National Contexts by Petr Agha Human Rights Between Law and Politics The Margin of Appreciation in Post-National Contexts

This book analyses human rights in post-national contexts and demonstrates, through the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, that the Margin of Appreciation doctrine is an essential part of human rights adjudication. Current approaches have tended to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

Blackstone's Statutes on Public Law & Human Rights 2017-2018 by Robert G. (Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Legal Education and Research, University of Birmingham) Lee Blackstone's Statutes on Public Law & Human Rights 2017-2018
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Celebrating 30 years as the market-leading series, Blackstone's Statutes have an unrivalled tradition of trust and quality. With a rock-solid reputation for accuracy, reliability, and authority, they remain first-choice for students and lecturers, providing a careful selection of all the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

Searching for Truth in the Transitional Justice Movement by Jamie (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Rowen Searching for Truth in the Transitional Justice Movement
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This book re-imagines transitional justice as a movement, and explains why truth commissions are being promoted and created.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

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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

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: 30/09/2017

The Politics and Law of Democratic Transition Caretaker Government in Bangladesh by Sonia Zaman Khan The Politics and Law of Democratic Transition Caretaker Government in Bangladesh

Peaceful legal and political `changing of the guards' is taken for granted in developed democracies, but is not evident everywhere. As a relatively new democracy, marred by long periods of military rule, Bangladesh has been encountering serious problems because of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/10/2017

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: 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: 31/10/2017

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: 03/11/2017

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

The Use of Force and Article 2 of the ECHR in Light of European Conflicts by Hannah Russell The Use of Force and Article 2 of the ECHR in Light of European Conflicts

Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in its current form is incomplete and outdated. Due to significant development at a legislative and judicial level, the right to life spans beyond what is enumerated within Article 2....
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2017

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

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

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

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

Other books in this genre

International Human Rights and Islamic Law by Professor Mashood A. Baderin International Human Rights and Islamic Law

Through comprehensive and authoritative comparative analysis, this fully updated volume asks whether Muslim States can comply with international human rights law whilst adhering to Islamic law.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Weighing Lives in War by Jens David (Professor of Law, Cornell Law School) Ohlin Weighing Lives in War
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Weighing Lives in War examines the core principles of the modern law of war: necessity, proportionality, and distinction, and provides new and innovative insights into the process of weighing lives implicit in all theories of jus in bello.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Weighing Lives in War by Jens David (Professor of Law, Cornell Law School) Ohlin Weighing Lives in War
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Weighing Lives in War examines the core principles of the modern law of war: necessity, proportionality, and distinction, and provides new and innovative insights into the process of weighing lives implicit in all theories of jus in bello.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law by Katharine Fortin The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law

Today the majority of the armed conflicts around the world are fought between States and armed groups, rather than between States. This book brings significant new insight to the question of whether and when armed groups are bound by human...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

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: 30/07/2017

Core Documents on European and International Human Rights 2017-18 by Rhona Smith Core Documents on European and International Human Rights 2017-18

Compiled in response to student need, Core Documents on European and International Human Rights is designed to provide essential materials in an easily navigable format at a value-for-money price.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2017

International Organizations and the Fight for Accountability: International Organizations and the Fight for Accountability The Remedies and Reparations Gap by Carla (Director, REDRESS) Ferstman International Organizations and the Fight for Accountability: International Organizations and the Fight for Accountability The Remedies and Reparations Gap
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This book analyzes the challenges citizens face obtaining remedies and reparation for harm suffered as a result of the actions of international organizations. It encourages reflection on additional measures to strengthen accountability.
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

Justice The China Experience by Flora (Australian National University, Canberra) Sapio Justice The China Experience
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A conceptual-based analysis of China's legal and justice systems, and their social and political impact in the twenty-first century.
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

Religious Freedom and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by Linde (Uppsala Universitet, Sweden) Lindkvist Religious Freedom and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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This book focuses on Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the most influential statement on religious freedom in human history.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/07/2017

A Humanization of Arms Control Paving the Way for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons by Daniel Rietiker A Humanization of Arms Control Paving the Way for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

Despite clear legal rules and political commitments, no significant progress has been made in nuclear disarmament for two decades. Moreover, not even the use of these weapons has been banned to date. New ideas and strategies are therefore necessary. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/07/2017

States of Emergency and the Law The Experience of Bangladesh by M Ehteshamul Bari States of Emergency and the Law The Experience of Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, the absence of effective constitutional safeguards for governing emergency regimes has resulted in each of the five emergencies being invoked on the imprecise ground of internal disturbance. Two of these emergencies were even continued after the alleged threat...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2017

Aviation Security, Privacy, Data Protection and Other Human Rights: Technologies and Legal Principles by Olga Mironenko Enerstvedt Aviation Security, Privacy, Data Protection and Other Human Rights: Technologies and Legal Principles

This book sheds light on aviation security, considering both technologies and legal principles. It considers the protection of individuals in particular their rights to privacy and data protection and raises aspects of international law, human rights and data security, among...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2017

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: 13/07/2017

When Human Rights Clash at the European Court of Human Rights Conflict or Harmony? by Eva Brems When Human Rights Clash at the European Court of Human Rights Conflict or Harmony?

This book answers a number of central questions in the ongoing scholarly and judicial debate on conflicts of human rights. Throughout this text, contributors provide both theoretical and practical answers by debating the very existence of human rights clashes as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Human Rights: Concept and Standards by Professor Janusz Symonides Human Rights: Concept and Standards

Presenting reflections on the historical perspectives and philosophical foundations of human rights, this book provides a detailed analysis of civil and political rights, as well as the rights of persons belonging to such vulnerable groups as women, children and minorities,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/07/2017

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