The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law

Overview


The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law provides a comprehensive and original overview of one of the fundamental topics within international law. It contains substantial new essays by over forty leading experts in the field, giving students, scholars, and practitioners a complete overview of the issues that inform research and a "map" of the debates that animate the field. Each chapter features critical and up-to-date analysis of the current state of debate and discussion, assessing recent work, ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (9) from $162.85   
  • New (8) from $162.85   
  • Used (1) from $174.45   
The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$167.99
BN.com price
(Save 16%)$199.99 List Price

Overview


The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law provides a comprehensive and original overview of one of the fundamental topics within international law. It contains substantial new essays by over forty leading experts in the field, giving students, scholars, and practitioners a complete overview of the issues that inform research and a "map" of the debates that animate the field. Each chapter features critical and up-to-date analysis of the current state of debate and discussion, assessing recent work, and advancing the understanding of all aspects of this developing area of international law.

Addressing all aspects of international human rights law, the Handbook consists of over forty chapters, divided into seven parts. The first two sections explore the foundational theories and the historical antecedents of human rights law from a diverse set of disciplines, including the philosophical, religious, biological, and psychological origins of moral development and altruism, and sociological findings about cooperation and conflict. They also trace the historical sources of human rights through comparative and international law by conducting a case study of the anti-slavery movement. Section III focuses on the law-making process and certain categories of rights. Sections IV and V examine the normative and institutional evolution of human rights, and discuss its impact on various doctrines of general international law. The final two sections are more speculative, examining whether there is an advantage to considering major social problems from a human rights perspective and, if so, how that might be done. Section VI analyses several current problems that are being addressed by governments both domestically and through international organizations, and issues that have been placed on the human rights agenda of the United Nations, such as state responsibility for human rights violations and economic sanctions to enforce human rights. The final section then evaluates the impact of international human rights law over the past six decades from a variety of perspectives.

The Handbook will be an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and practitioners of international human rights law. It provides the reader with new perspectives on international human rights law that are both multidisciplinary and geographically and culturally diverse. It should become the new standard reference work in this area.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199640133
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/17/2013
  • Pages: 1088
  • Sales rank: 1,390,563
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Dinah Shelton was the inaugural holder of the Manatt/Ahn Professorship in International Law at the George Washington University Law School, where she has taught since 2004. She previously taught international law and was director of the doctoral program in international human rights law at the University of Notre Dame Law School (1996-2004). She has also lectured at universities throughout the world. Professor Shelton is the author of three prize-winning books, Protecting Human Rights in the Americas (co-authored with Thomas Buergenthal), Remedies in International Human Rights Law, and the three-volume Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity. She has also authored many other articles and books on international law, human rights law, and international environmental law. Professor Shelton is a member of the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

I. Theoretical Foundations
1: M. Christian Green and John Witte: Religion
2: Siegfried Van Duffel: Moral Philosophy
3: Christopher A. Robinson: Biology
4: Brian S. Turner: Sociology
5: Robin Bradley Kar: Psychology
6: Mark Goodale: Cultural Anthropology
II. Historical and Legal Sources
7: Paul Gordon Lauren: Justice and Rights in Legal Texts from Hammurabi to the 18th Century
8: Michael O'Boyle and Michelle Lafferty: Constitutions and General Principles as Sources of Human Rights Law
9: Jenny Martinez: The Anti-Slavery Movement and the Rise of Non-government Organizations
10: Annemarieke Vermeer: Diplomatic Protection as a Source of Human Rights Law
11: Gerd Oberleitner: Humanitarian Law as a Source of Human Rights Law
12: Janelle Diller: The International Labor Movement
13: Peter Kovacs: The League of Nations Precedents
III. Structural Principles
14: Paolo Carozza: Human Dignity
15: Gerald Neuman: Subsidiarity
16: Johan van der Vyver: Sovereignty
17: Rudiger Wolfrum: Solidarity
18: Jarlath Clifford: Equality
19: Yutaka Arai-Takahashi: Proportionality
20: Christian Tomuschat: Democracy and the Rule of Law
IV. Normative Evolution
21: Bertram Ramcharan: The Law-Making Process: From Declaration to Treaty and Custom
22: Martin Scheinin: The Concept of "Core" Rights and Obligations
23: Erika de Wet: Jus Cogens and Obligations Erga Omnes
24: Dinah Shelton and Ariel Gould: Positive and Negative Obligations
V. Institutions and Actors
25: Miloon Kothari: From Commission to Council: The Evolution of UN Charter Bodies
26: Nigel Rodley: The Role and Impact of Treaty Bodies
27: Cecilia Medina: International Tribunals: Interpreting or Creating Rights and Obligations?
28: Christof Heyns and Magnus Killander: Thinking Globally, Acting Regionally: Universality and the Growth of Regional Systems
29: Nisuke Ando: National Implementation and Interpretation
30: David Weissbrodt: The Role and Responsibility of Non-State Actors
VI. Human Rights and General International Law
31: Malgosia Fitzmaurice: Interpretation of Human Rights Treaties
32: Ramesh Thakur: Using Armed Force to Prevent or Halt Human Rights Violations: The Responsibility to Protect and Humanitarian Intervention
33: Chimene Keitner: Transnational Human Rights Litigation: Jurisdiction and Immunities
34: George Lopez: Enforcing Human Rights through Economic and Other Sanctions
35: Sarah Joseph: Trade, Investment, and Human Rights
VII. Assessments
36: Francisco Lopez-Bermudez: Developing and Applying Human Rights Indicators
37: Gisella Gori: Evaluating Compliance with Judgments and Recommendations of Human Rights Tribunals
38: Fiona McKay: What Outcomes for Victims?
39: Juan Mendez and Catherine Cone: Does Human Rights Law Make a Difference: Lessons from Latin America

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)