Textbook on International Human Rights / Edition 2

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"Truly global in both approach and coverage, this second edition of Textbook on International Human Rights provides an ideal introduction to a complex subject. The text is accessible for newcomers to the subject, beginning with a brief analysis of the development and history of the subject and a discussion of the role of the United Nations in this area. Examples are drawn from international and regional law to illustrate vital contemporary issues such as freedom of expression, the right to education, and minority rights." The second edition has been fully revised and updated, including new developments relating to the International Criminal Court, the African Union and the Organisation of American states, and a new chapter on group rights.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199274161
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Edition description: Companion Web Site
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 438
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Rhona K.M. Smith is Principal Lecturer in Law at Northumbria University, where she teaches human rights and civil liberties.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Historical background 5
3 The United Nations 26
4 The International Bill of Human Rights 38
5 The United Nations organization structure 53
6 Regional protection of human rights 83
7 Europe 92
8 The organization of American States 115
9 The African Union 132
10 Monitoring, implementing, and enforcing human rights 145
11 Substantive rights - general comments 171
12 Equality and non-discrimination 184
13 The right to life 205
14 Freedom from torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment 220
15 The right to liberty of person 234
16 Equality before the law - the right to a fair trial 249
17 The right to self-determination 269
18 Freedom of expression 284
19 The right to work 296
20 The right to education and human rights education 310
21 Minority rights 324
22 Group rights 339
23 Looking to the future 363
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