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International Human Rights Law 2nd ed

Edited by: Daniel Moeckli, Sangeeta Shah, Sandesh Sivakumaran

ISBN13: 9780199654574
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199560257
Published: November 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £34.99



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Written by leading experts in the field, this compelling textbook explores the essentials of international human rights law, from foundational issues to substantive rights and systems of protection.

It also addresses contemporary challenges, such as terrorism, poverty, and environmental degradation. A variety of perspectives bring this multifaceted and sometimes contentious subject to life, making International Human Rights Law the ideal companion for students of human rights.

This second edition provides up-to-date coverage, work by new contributors, and additional chapters on justifications, cultural rights, and international refugee law.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
WHAT ARE HUMAN RIGHTS FOR
Navanethem Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch
Hina Jilani, Director of AGHS Legal Aid Center and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan

PART I: FOUNDATIONS
1. History
2. Justifications
3. Critiques

PART II: INTERNATIONAL LAW
4. Sources
5. Nature of obligations
6. Scope of application

PART III: SUBSTANTIVE RIGHTS
7. Categories of rights
8. Equality and non-discrimination
9. Integrity of the person
10. Adequate standard of living
11. Thought, expression, association, and assembly
12. Education and work
13. Detention and trial
14. Cultural Rights
15. Sexual orientation and gender identity
16. Women's rights
17. Group rights

PART IV: PROTECTION
18. United Nations
19. The Americas
20. Europe
21. Africa
22. Within the state

PART V: LINKAGES
23. International humanitarian law
24. International criminal law
25. International refugee law

PART IV: CHALLENGES
26. Non-state actors
27. Terrorism
28. Poverty
29. Environmental Degradation