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The Judicial Application of Human Rights Law
National, Regional and International Jurisprudence

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: July 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107015685

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  • Since the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, over 165 countries have incorporated human rights standards into their legal systems: the resulting jurisprudence from diverse cultural traditions creates new dimensions to concepts first articulated in 1948. In this revised second edition, Nihal Jayawickrama draws on extensive sources to encapsulate the judicial interpretation of human rights law in one comprehensive volume. Jayawickrama covers the case law of the superior courts of 103 countries in America, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific, as well as jurisprudence of human rights monitoring bodies. He analyses the judicial application of human rights law to demonstrate empirically the universality of contemporary human rights norms. This definitive volume is essential for legal practitioners, and government and non-governmental officials, as well as academics and students of both constitutional law and the international law of human rights.

    • Assembles all available jurisprudence on human rights, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to current law
    • Covers the substance and content of all the recognised rights and freedoms within the international law of human rights
    • Demonstrates the universality of contemporary human rights norms in this revised second edition
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: July 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107015685
    • length: 1282 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 183 x 42 mm
    • weight: 2.19kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the second edition
    Table of cases
    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Historical and juridical background
    2. The international bill of human rights
    3. The domestic protection of human rights
    4. The right to a remedy
    Part II. General Principles:
    5. Interpretation
    6. Non-discrimination
    7. Limitations
    8. Derogation
    Part III. The Substantive Rights:
    9. The right of self-determination
    10. The right to life
    11. The right to freedom from torture
    12. The right to freedom from slavery
    13. The right to liberty
    14. The rights of prisoners
    15. The right to freedom of movement
    16. The right to a fair trial
    17. The rights of accused persons
    18. The right to recognition as a person
    19. The right to privacy
    20. The right to freedom of thought
    21. The right to freedom of expression
    22. The right to freedom of assembly
    23. The right to freedom of association
    24. The right to family life
    25. The rights of the child
    26. The right to participate in public life
    27. The right to equality
    28. The rights of minorities
    29. The rights relating to work
    30. The rights relating to social security
    31. The right to an adequate standard of living
    32. The right to health
    33. The right to education
    34. The right to cultural life
    35. The right to property.

  • Author

    Nihal Jayawickrama
    Nihal Jayawickrama was the Ariel F. Sallows Professor of Human Rights at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong, where he taught both constitutional law and the international law of human rights. He was also Chair of JUSTICE: the Hong Kong Section of the International Commission of Jurists, Executive Director of Transparency International Berlin, Chair of the Trustees of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, London, and a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague. A member of the Sri Lanka Bar, he held the offices of Attorney General and Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Justice. He is the Coordinator of the UN sponsored Judicial Integrity Group.

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