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Routledge Handbook of International Human Rights Law

Edited by: Scott Sheeran , Sir Nigel Rodley

Print publication date:  December  2013
Online publication date:  August  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415620734
eBook ISBN: 9780203481417
Adobe ISBN: 9781135055943

10.4324/9780203481417
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Book description

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 www.routledgehandbooks.com. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The broad review of international human rights law Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The historical development of human rights  Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Human rights in political and legal theory Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Universalism of human rights and cultural relativism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The evolving study of human rights: interdisciplinarity and new directions  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The relationship of international human rights law and general international law: hermeneutic constraint, or pushing the boundaries? Download PDF
Chapter  7:  International human rights law and a developing world perspective Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The contemporary challenges to international human rights Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Human rights and foreign policy: syntheses of moralism and realism Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The use of international human rights law by civil society organisations Download PDF
Chapter  11:  International human rights in field operations: a fast-developing human rights tool Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The relationship between international humanitarian law and international human rights law Download PDF
Chapter  13:  International criminal law and tribunals and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  14:  International refugee and human rights law: partners in ensuring international protection and asylum Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Human rights and international trade Download PDF
Chapter  16:  International finance and investment and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  17:  International environmental law and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Customary law and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Reservations to treaties and the integrity of human rights Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The International Labour Organization and international human rights system Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The International Court of Justice and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The UN Security Council and international human rights obligations Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The European system and approach Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Inter-American System of Human Rights and approach Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The impact and influence of the African regional human rights system on domestic law Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The South East Asian system for human rights protection Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The League of Arab States and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The relationship of the UN treaty bodies and regional systems Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Non-state actors and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Implementation of economic, social and cultural rights Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The relationship of religion and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Counter-terrorism and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  33:  International development, global impoverishment, and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Gender challenges for international human rights Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The extraterritorial application of international human rights law on civil and political rights  Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Enforcement and remedies Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Victims' participation and reparations in international criminal proceedings Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Continuing evolution of the United Nations treaty bodies system Download PDF
Chapter  39:  The future of the United Nations Special Procedures Download PDF
Chapter  40:  The role and future of the Human Rights Council Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Transitional justice Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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