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International Human Rights Law and Practice

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: October 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107125049

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  • Human rights law is a complex but compelling subject that fascinates, but often confuses, students. International Human Rights Law and Practice explores the subject from a theoretical and practical perspective, guiding students to a rich understanding of the law. The second edition has been fully revised and updated, including two new chapters on children's rights and international criminal law, and new sections on a variety of topics, including the right to equality, the protection of refugees and the effect of foreign investment and sovereign debt on the enjoyment of human rights. In addition, new case studies and interviews with practitioners, NGO activists and policymakers show how theory is applied in real life. Student learning is supported by questions to stimulate seminar discussion and further reading sections that encourage independent study. The authors' clear and engaging writing style ensures that this new edition will continue to be required reading for all students of human rights law.

    • Fully revised and updated, including two new chapters on children's rights and international criminal law
    • Features new sections on topics including the right to equality and non-discrimination, the protection of refugees and migrants, and sovereign debt and the enjoyment of human rights
    • Takes an innovative approach, mixing academic rigour and practical emphasis, leading students to a full understanding of the law
    • New integrated interviews with human rights professionals and practitioners give the subject immediacy and relevance
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'With new distinct chapters in the second edition reflecting the relationship of human rights in armed conflict and international criminal justice, this book is an excellent resource that all international law libraries should have available. It represents an indispensable guide for students, academics and practitioners of [international human rights law]' William Henderson, Glasgow Caledonian University

    ‘A comprehensive yet very accessible discussion of international human rights law in theory and practice. Very topical themes, now including children’s rights. Eye-opening interviews and good case summaries.’ Marjolein van den Brink, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107125049
    • length: 922 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 183 x 43 mm
    • weight: 1.91kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. International human rights law and notions of human rights: foundations, achievements and challenges
    2. International human rights law: the normative framework
    3. Human rights in practice
    4. The United Nations Charter system
    5. The UN human rights treaty system
    6. Regional human rights treaty systems
    7. Individual complaints procedures
    8. Civil and political rights
    9. Economic, social and cultural rights
    10. Group rights: self-determination, minorities and indigenous peoples
    11. The human rights of women
    12. Children's rights
    13. The right to development, poverty and related rights
    14. Victims' rights and reparation
    15. The application of human rights in armed conflict
    16. Human rights and international criminal justice
    17. Human rights and counter-terrorism
    18. Human rights obligations of non-state actors
    19. Globalisation and its impact on human rights.

  • Authors

    Ilias Bantekas, Brunel University
    Ilias Bantekas is Professor of International Law at Brunel University. He has held human rights-related academic posts at leading law schools, including the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Harvard University and the University of Trier. He has advised governments, international organisations and NGOs in most fields of human rights and international law, and was a member of the Greek Truth Committee on Debt. His recent books include Criminological Approaches to International Criminal Law (Cambridge, 2014), Introduction to International Arbitration (Cambridge, 2015) and International Law, 2nd edition (with E. Papastavridis, 2015).

    Lutz Oette, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
    Lutz Oette is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has pursued human rights cases before several regional and international bodies, and has engaged with a range of actors in comparative research, advocacy and reform projects aimed at developing and implementing international human rights standards.

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