International Human Rights Law and Practice

Author: Ilias Bantekas,Lutz Oette

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521196426

Category: Law

Page: 731

View: 5726

Innovative mix of theory and practice, coupled with engaging writing style and integrated interviews to guarantee students' interest and understanding.

International Human Rights

Author: Rights International Staff

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789041106087

Category: Science

Page: 2250

View: 5362

International Human Rights Law & Practice: Cases, Treaties and Materials integrates the law of international tribunals and provides a comparative analysis of this jurisprudence with US and foreign law. Developed as a practitioner's deskbook, it presents extracts from cases frequently unavailable in law libraries for use in pleadings. Civil rights and criminal defense attorneys will discover that international law affords more protection to their clients than local law. Because customary international law is binding on many domestic courts, international law governing--e.g., gay/lesbian rights, racial discrimination, immigrants' rights, use of force, workers' rights, And The death penalty--is indispensable to US civil rights and criminal defense attorneys facing unfavorable domestic law. The book is supported by a documentary supplement volume which includes the full text of all relevant treaties, conventions, procedural rules, case flow charts and model pleadings. Together, these two volumes provide a complete resource for attorneys and professors desiring to become active in the international human rights field.



Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120352726

Category: Law

Page: 848

View: 7273

The book, written with a rich teaching and research experience of the author, emphasises the critical evaluation of contemporary human rights law and practice with special reference to India. It also evaluates the ongoing discourse on various issues relating to life, liberty, equality and human dignity and their reflections in international human rights law referring the state practices through constitutional guarantees, judicial decisions as well as through enacting appropriate legislations. This lucid and comprehensive book is logically organised into nine chapters. Beginning with the theoretical foundations of human rights law referring to origin, development and theories of human rights at preliminary level, the book proceeds to “International Bill of Human Rights” demonstrating various facets of civil and political rights as well as economic, social and cultural rights. It further discusses the importance of human rights law in protection against inhuman wrongs and examines a large number of debates concerning human right to development and protection of environment. Then, it moves on to explore various issues relating to human rights in Indian Constitutional Law. The latter part of the book emphasises on the protection of rights of women and children, which has been the focal point of all human rights discussions. It also deals with the scope and ambit of the rights of indigenous peoples and minorities including their protection. At the end, the book examines the utility and justifications of human rights law in protecting the rights of people with disabilities (divyang).Though the book is primarily designed for LLB, BA LLB and LLM and courses on human rights, it will be equally beneficial for the researchers, academicians, jurists, lawyers, judges as well as members of civil society.

Jenseits der Menschenrechte

Die Rechtsstellung des Individuums im Völkerrecht

Author: Anne Peters

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161527494

Category: Law

Page: 559

View: 4272

Grundthese des Buches ist, dass ein Paradigmenwechsel stattgefunden hat, der den Menschen zum primaren Volkerrechtssubjekt macht. Diese These wird vor dem Hintergrund der Ideengeschichte und Dogmatik der Volkerrechtspersonlichkeit des Menschen entfaltet und auf die Rechtspraxis in zahlreichen Teilrechtsgebieten, angefangen vom Recht der internationalen Verantwortung uber das Recht des bewaffneten Konflikts, das Recht der Katastrophenhilfe, das internationale Strafrecht, das internationale Umweltrecht, das Konsularrecht und das Recht des diplomatischen Schutzes, das internationale Arbeitsrecht, das Fluchtlingsrecht bis hin zum internationalen Investitionsschutzrecht gestutzt. Der neue Volkerrechtsstatus des Menschen wird mit dem Begriff des subjektiven internationalen Rechts auf den Punkt gebracht.

Routledge Handbook of International Human Rights Law

Author: Scott Sheeran,Sir Nigel Rodley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135055939

Category: Law

Page: 808

View: 4904

The Routledge Handbook of International Human Rights Law provides the definitive global survey of the discipline of international human rights law. Each chapter is written by a leading expert and provides a contemporary overview of a significant area within the field. As well as covering topics integral to the theory and practice of international human rights law the volume offers a broader perspective though examinations of the ways in which human rights law interacts with other legal regimes and other international institutions, and by addressing the current and future challenges facing human rights. This highly topical collection of specially commissioned papers is split into four sections: The nature and evolution of international human rights law discussing the origins, theory and practice of the discipline. Interaction of human rights with other key regimes and bodies including the interaction of the discipline with international economic law, international humanitarian law, and development, as well as other legal regimes. Evolution and prospects of regional approaches to human rights discussing the systems of Europe, the Americas, Africa and South East Asia, and their relationship to the United Nations treaty bodies. Key contemporary challenges including non-State actors, religion and human rights, counter-terrorism, and enforcement and remedies. Providing up-to-date and authoritative articles covering key aspects of international human rights law, this book work is an essential work of reference for scholars, practitioners and students alike. Chapter 35 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.

International Human Rights Law

A Practical Approach

Author: Javaid Rehman

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582437739

Category: Law

Page: 494

View: 3881

"The simple and straightforward analysis in this book will provide a useful text for undergraduate (LLB) and postgraduate (LLM) courses in international human rights law and international relations. The book will also assist practitioners in gaining a basic understanding of the practices and procedures of international human rights law."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Freedom of Religion

UN and European Human Rights Law and Practice

Author: Paul M. Taylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139448772

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 3392

The scale and variety of acts of religious intolerance evident in so many countries today are of enormous contemporary concern. This 2005 study attempts a thorough and systematic treatment of both Universal and European practice. The standards applicable to freedom of religion are subjected to a detailed critique, and their development and implementation within the UN is distinguished from that within Strasbourg, in order to discern trends and obstacles to their advancement and to highlight the rationale for any apparent departures between the two systems. This dual focus also demonstrates the acute need for the European Court to heed the warnings from various patterns of violation throughout the world illustrated by the Human Rights Committee and the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief.

Geschichte der Menschen- und Bürgerrechte

Author: Eike Wolgast

Publisher: W. Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 9783170178151

Category: History

Page: 385

View: 7883

Die Frage der Menschenrechte ist heute ein unverzichtbarer Bestandteil der internationalen und nationalen Politik. Deshalb ist es wichtig, ihre historische Dimension zu kennen.Erstmals im 17./18. Jahrhundert wurden in England und Nordamerika Burgerrechte formuliert; mit der Declaration des droits de lhomme et du citoyen 1789 begann die bis in die Gegenwart reichende Geschichte der Menschen- und Burgerrechte.Markante Einschnitte in der Entwicklung bildeten die europaischen Revolutionen von 1848 und 1918, die Charta der Vereinten Nationen von 1945 sowie die Allgemeine Erklarung der Menschenrechte von 1948. Unter Berufung auf eigene Traditionen wurden in der Folgezeit in Afrika und Asien sowie im politischen Islam autochthone Vorstellungen gegen das traditionelle, europaisch gepragte Konzept von Menschen- und Burgerrechten entwickelt.Im vorliegenden Buch wird die Geschichte der Menschen- und Burgerrechte - orientiert an den wichtigsten Texten und mit besonderer Berucksichtigung Deutschlands - nachgezeichnet.Ein Ausblick gilt den Menschenrechten am Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts.

International Human Rights

Problems of Law, Policy, and Practice

Author: Hurst Hannum,Dinah L. Shelton,S. James Anaya,Rosa Celorio

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454876662

Category: Law

Page: 1320

View: 792

The Sixth Edition of International Human Rights provides students with an accessible, problem-based pedagogy that forces them consider the fundamental human rights issues of from political and legal perspectives. Balancing practical considerations and underlying theory, this outstanding and newly expanded authorship team delivers a comprehensive text that examines the historical underpinnings and contemporary considerations that animate human rights efforts across the globe. Professors and students will benefit from: Streamlined text with contents being more intuitive; eliminating the underutilized section on International Criminal Law and reapportioning those materials elsewhere, and condensing the International Humanitarian Law section. Thoroughly updated text that includes recent scholarship, reports from International Tribunals, and changes in International Human Rights landscape. An incorporation of recent resolutions from international tribunals and decisions for international adjudicatory bodies.

International Human Rights Law and Structural Discrimination

The Example of Violence against Women

Author: Elisabeth Veronika Henn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662586761

Category: Law

Page: 243

View: 2460

International courts and other actors are increasingly taking into account pre-existing social structures and inequalities when addressing and redressing human rights violations, in particular discrimination against specific groups. To date, however, academic legal research has paid little attention to this gentle turn in international human rights law and practice to address structural discrimination. In order to address this gap, this study analyses whether and to what extent international and regional human rights frameworks foresee positive obligations for State parties to address structural discrimination, and, more precisely, gender hierarchies and stereotypes as root causes of gender-based violence. In order to answer this question, the book analyses whether or not international human rights law requires pursuing a root-cause-sensitive and transformative approach to structural discrimination against women in general and to the prevention, protection and reparation of violence against women in particular; to what extent international courts and (quasi)judicial bodies address State responsibility for the systemic occurrence of violence against women and its underlying root causes; whether or not international courts and monitoring bodies have suitable tools for addressing structural discrimination within the society of a contracting party; and the limits to a transformative approach.

Research Handbook on International Human Rights Law

Author: Sarah Joseph,Adam McBeth

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849803374

Category: Political Science

Page: 596

View: 744

This handbook brings together the work of 25 leading human rights scholars from all over the world, covering a broad range of human rights topics.

International Human Rights

Problems of Law, Policy, and Practice

Author: Richard B. Lillich,Hurst Hannum

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9780316526876

Category: Law

Page: 1160

View: 4397

Together with new co-author Hurst Hannum, Richard Lillich has completely updated International Human Rights: Problems of Law, Policy, and Practice to reflect all the latest developments in Yugoslaiva, Haiti, Rwanda, and worldwide. the new edition of this leading book offers a comprehensive presentation of critical issues and events that reflect the advances and challenges of enforcing human rights in the post-cold war era. Organized around 13 realistic problems, this book examines substantive and procedural considerations for a wide range of human rights issues-the role of the U.N., customary international law, economic sanctions, the use of force, international criminal law, as using the criminal process to enforce human rights law and protecting human rights in times of armed conflict and war. New materials includes: U.S. obligations as a party to important human rights treaties more attention to economic and social rights new mechanisms developed by the U.N. to deal with a range of human rights violations greater focus on the creation of new human rights norms, including new rights for vulnerable groups increased discussion of the interamerican system for protecting human rights, including lawmaking by the Interamerican Court of Human Rights A wide range of diverse materials-from treaties to articles and newspaper clippings-stimulate student interest and enhance classroom discussion.

New Technologies for Human Rights Law and Practice

Author: Molly K. Land,Jay D. Aronson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107179637

Category: Computers

Page: 328

View: 1387

Provides a roadmap for understanding the relationship between technology and human rights law and practice. This title is also available as Open Access.

The Margin of Appreciation in International Human Rights Law

Deference and Proportionality

Author: Andrew Legg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199650454

Category: Law

Page: 232

View: 1390

International human rights courts accord their member states a margin of appreciation in relation to the implementation and interpretation of human rights law. This book argues that a degree of deference is justified because although human rights standards are universal, in practice they inevitably look different from place to place.

Human Rights Law and Practice

Author: David Pannick,Javan Herberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405736862

Category: Civil rights

Page: 974

View: 6529

This third edition of Lester, Pannick and Herberg: Human Rights Law and Practice has been substantially re-written to take account of the major changes which have occurred in this area of the law. It includes not only a summary of European and UK human rights law but also wider international and comparative case law. It places this subject within its wider parliamentary context and connects with other jurisdictions.Up-to-date as of March 2009 to include the very latest cases, such as the judgment of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in A v United Kingdom (finding that the United Kingdom was in breach of the Convention by detaining terrorist suspects without trial in Belmarsh Prison); judgment of the Court of Appeal in Purdy v DPP (how Convention rights apply in the context of a possible criminal prosecution of a man who assists his seriously ill wife to travel to Switzerland to commit suicide); and the House of Lords' judgment in RB (Algeria) v SSHD (considering risk of Art 3 ill-treatment on return and the return state's assurances, and Art 6 in connection with the removed person's right to a fair trial).Issues arising under the Human Rights Act, such as freedom of expression, conscience and belief, freedom of assembly and fair trial receive comprehensive treatment within the text. International Human Rights codes and comparative human rights law elsewhere in the Commonwealth, Ireland and the United States are also discussed. With specific chapters analysing the political history and the role of parliament in its conception and enforcement, this practical book covers all the information you need to interpret the Human Rights Act 1998 and this complicated area of law.Includes coverage on the UK government's Green Paper, Rights and Responsibilities: Developing Our Constitutional Framework.