International Human Rights Law / Edition 1

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International Human Rights Law offers a thorough, thought-provoking consideration of the essential elements of the subject. It covers all aspects of a typical international human rights course, from philosophical and other foundational issues to substantive rights to systems of protection. It also addresses contemporary challenges to human rights such as terrorism, poverty, and environmental degradation.

Written by leading experts in their respective fields, the textbook offers various perspectives of the multifaceted and contentious subject of human rights. Its comprehensive coverage, accessible style, and pedagogical features make it the ideal companion for the student of human rights. Although written primarily for the law student, it will also be of considerable relevance to the student of international relations, politics or sociology, and an invaluable resource for academics, advocates, and practitioners.

Online Resource Centre

An Online Resource Centre, containing six-monthly updates, and a list of useful websites, accompanies this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199560257
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/6/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 670
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Moeckli is an Oberassistent in Public Law at the University of Zurich and a Fellow of the University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre. His main research interests lie in the areas of human rights law, both international and national, and constitutional law. He has taught various university courses on human rights and civil liberties and has trained UN and EU human rights field officers. He has previously worked for the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association and Amnesty International.

Sangeeta Shah is a Lecturer in the School of Law, University of Nottingham. Her research has focused on the protection of human rights, both internationally and under the British Human Rights Act 1998, and public international law. She has taught international human rights law for several years to a wide range of audiences, including undergraduates and professionals working in the field. She is the Recent Developments Editor of the Human Rights Law Review.

Sandesh Sivakumaran is a Lecturer in the School of Law, University of Nottingham. His work focuses on public international law, particularly international human rights law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law. He has worked at the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the Special Court for Sierra Leone. He is a member of the International Law Association Committee on International Human Rights Law.

David Harris is Professor Emeritus and Co-Director of the Human Rights Law Centre in the School of Law, University of Nottingham. His research areas are primarily public international law, international human rights and UK civil liberties law.

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Table of Contents

What are human rights for
Navanethem Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch
Hina Jilani, Director of AGHS Legal Aid Center and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan
Part I: Foundations
1. History, Ed Bates
2. Justifications, Samantha Besson
3. Critiques, Marie-Benedicte Dembour
Part II: International Law
4. Sources, Christine Chinkin
5. Nature of obligations, Frederic Megret
6. Scope of application, Sarah Joseph and Adam Fletcher
Part III: Substantive Rights
7. Categories of rights, Theo van Boven
8. Equality and non-discrimination, Daniel Moeckli
9. Integrity of the person, Nigel S Rodley
10. Adequate standard of living, Asbjorn Eide
11. Thought, expression, association, and assembly, Kevin Boyle and Sangeeta Shah
12. Education and work, Fons Coomans
13. Detention and trial, Sangeeta Shah
14. Cultural Rights, Julie Ringelheim
15. Sexual orientation and gender identity, Michael O'Flaherty
16. Women's rights, Dianne Otto
17. Group rights, Robert McCorquodale
Part IV: Protection
18. United Nations, Jane Connors and Markus Schmidt
19. The Americas, Jo Pasqualucci
20. Europe, Steven Greer
21. Africa, Christof Heyns and Magnus Killander
22. Within the state, Andrew Byrnes and Catherine Renshaw
Part V: Linkages
23. International humanitarian law, Sandesh Sivakumaran
24. International criminal law, Robert Cryer
25. International refugee law, Alice Edwards
Part IV: Challenges
26. Non-state actors, Andrew Clapham
27. Terrorism, Martin Scheinin
28. Poverty, Stephen P Marks
29. Environmental Degradation, Malgosia Fitzmaurice

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