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International Human Rights Law and Practice

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  • Date Published: April 2013
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  • isbn: 9781107351974

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  • Human rights law is a complex but compelling subject that fascinates students but also confuses them. This innovative textbook explores human rights law from a theoretical and practical perspective. Case studies and interviews with specialist practitioners, NGO activists and policy-makers show how theory is applied in real life. The up-to-date coverage includes introductions to important emerging fields such as globalisation, poverty and advocacy. Student learning is supported by questions to stimulate seminar discussion and further reading sections that encourage independent study. The authors' combined expertise, engaging writing style and ability to clarify not simplify ensures that this important new book will become required reading for all students of human rights law.

    • Innovative approach mixing academic rigour and practical emphasis ensures students' full understanding of the law
    • Integrated interviews with human rights professionals and practitioners gives subject immediacy and relevance
    • Engaging writing style offers clarification on (not simplification of) complex legal principles
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    "The authors' ability to not only clarify but also analyse issues from a theoretical and practical perspective makes this book an essential reading not only for students of human rights but for all those interested in the theory and practice of international human rights."
    Oluwarotimi Charles Olubokun, International Human Rights Law Review

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    • Date Published: April 2013
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781107351974
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. International human rights law and notions of human rights: foundations, achievements and challenges
    2. International human rights: 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. Women's rights
    12. The right to development, poverty and related rights
    13. Victims' rights and reparation
    14. The application of human rights in armed conflict and the international criminalisation process
    15. Human rights and counter-terrorism
    16. Non-state actors and human rights
    17. Globalisation and its impact on human rights.

  • Authors

    Ilias Bantekas, Brunel University
    Ilias Bantekas is Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Brunel University and a senior fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. He has advised governments, international organisations and NGOs in most fields of human rights and international law.

    Lutz Oette, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
    Lutz Oette is Counsel at REDRESS, an international human rights organisation seeking justice for torture survivors, and lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He has pursued human rights cases before several regional and international bodies and 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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