International Human Rights Law
Cases, Materials, Commentary
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- Author: Olivier De Schutter, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
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How do you keep students motivated when their perception of a subject conflicts with the reality of its academic study? International human rights law, unquestionably an exciting field, is also complex and demanding. With his breakthrough textbook, De Schutter focuses on international human rights law as a global legal system, rather than as a collection of different (though related) rights, giving it relevance and immediacy. Drawing on cases and materials from a wide range of sources, he shows how human rights law is used as a tool to address contemporary issues such as counter-terrorism, global poverty and religious diversity. Materials are organised thematically, allowing readers to make comparisons and connections between different legal treaties and systems. Students can also easily assess how human rights are protected under domestic and international laws. The law is placed in context throughout, ensuring full understanding of why laws exist and how they work.Read more
- Innovative treatment of law as a dynamic tool that enables change rather than being a static collection of rules gives this complex subject relevance in a contemporary setting
- Clear commentary and judicious selection of case law, legislation and academic debates in field gives broad perspective on subject
- Material thematically organized to promote understanding and enable connections to be made between different fields within the law
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'Well structured and well written, I would be more than willing to recommend this book as compulsory reading for my students …' Caroline Fournet, University of Exeter
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- Date Published: June 2010
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511771385
- contains: 7 tables
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Table of Contents
Part I. The Sources: Introduction
1. The origins
2. Human rights as part of public international law
3. State responsibility and 'jurisdiction'
Part II. The Substantive Obligations: Introduction
4. The obligation to respect
5. The obligation to protect
6. The obligation to fulfil
7. Derogations in times of public emergency
8. The prohibition of discrimination
Part III. Mechanisms of Protection:
9. Ensuring compliance with international human rights law: the role of national authorities
10. The United Nations human rights treaties system
11. The United Nations Charter-based monitoring of human rights
12. Regional mechanisms of protection.
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