Guide to International Human Rights Practice / Edition 4

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The standard work in its field, this updated and expanded edition presents an eminently practical "nuts-and-bolts" guide to international human rights law and practice. The contributors, all specialists in their areas of expertise, offer a panoramic yet meticulously detailed survey of the many techniques now available to protect human rights at global, regional, and national levels. Appendices include a bibliographic essay that serves as a mini-guide to contemporary human rights literature, in both print and on-line sources.

Published under the auspices of the Procedural Aspects of International Law Institute (PAIL).

Paperback version of this title is available for classroom adoption only at cost of $25.00/copy, 10 copy minimum.

Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

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Editorial Reviews

Quotes from Kafka's and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights aptly launch this edition of a standard reference work in the human rights field compiled by Hannum (international law, Tufts U.). In 13 essays, divided into sections on preliminary considerations, international procedures for making human rights complaints within the UN system, regional systems for human rights' protection, and other techniques and forums for protecting rights, US and European contributors survey the latest methods and forums available for the protection of human rights at national, regionalism, and global levels. Appendixes include an extensive bibliographic essay, a model human rights complaint form, and resources on major rights organizations and instruments. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571050632
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/3/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 394
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Hurst Hannum is Professor of International Law at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He has served as counsel in cases before the European and Inter-American Commissions on Human Rights and the United Nations.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Part I. Preliminary Considerations; 1. An Overview of International Human Rights Law, RICHARD B. BILDER; 2. Implementing Human Rights: An Overview of NGO Strategies and Available Procedures, HURST HANNUM; Part II. International Procedures for Making Human Rights Complaints
Within the UN System; 3. Treaty-Based Procedures for Making Human Rights Complaints Within the UN System, SIÂN LEWIS-ANTHONY AND MARTIN SCHEININ; 4. United Nations Non-Treaty Procedures for Dealing with Human Rights Violations; NIGEL RODLEY AND DAVID WEISSBRODT; 5. Human Rights Complaint Procedures of the International Labor Organization, LEE SWEPSTON; 6. The Complaint Procedure of the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, STEPHEN P. MARKS; Part III Regional Systems for the Protection of Human Rights; 7. The Inter-American Human Rights System, DINAH L. SHELTON; 8. Council of Europe, OSCE, and European Union, KEVIN BOYLE; 9. The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights,
CEES FLINTERMAN AND EVELYN ANKUMAH; Part IV Other Techniques and Forums forProtecting Rights;
10. International Reporting Procedures, STEPHANIE FARRIOR; 11. Quasi-Legal Standards and Guidelines for Protecting Human Rights, JIRI TOMAN; 12. The International and National Protection of Refugees, MARYELLEN FULLERTON; 13. The Role of Domestic Courts in Enforcing International Human Rights Law, RALPH STEINHARDT; Appendixes; A. Bibliographic Essay; B. Checklist to Help Select the Most Appropriate Forum;
C. Model Communication; D. Addresses of Intergovernmental Organizations; E. Ratifications of Selected
Human Rights Instruments; F. Citations for Major International Human Rights Instruments; Contributors;
Index; Contents.
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