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International Human Rights Law: Cases, Materials, Commentary 2nd ed isbn 9781107657212

International Human Rights Law: Cases, Materials, Commentary

ISBN13: 9780521748667
New Edition ISBN: 9781107657212
Published: July 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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 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, it 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.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Part I. The Sources
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.