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The Judicial Application of Human Rights Law: National, Regional and International Jurisprudence 2nd ed isbn 9781107015685

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

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ISBN13: 9780521780421
ISBN: 052178042X
New Edition ISBN: 1107015685
Published: December 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Since the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, over 140 countries have incorporated human rights standards into their legal systems: the resulting jurisprudence from diverse cultural traditions brings new dimensions to concepts first articulated in the 1948 Declaration. Nihal Jayawickrama draws on all available sources to encapsulate the judicial interpretation of human rights law in one ambitious, comprehensive volume.

Jayawickrama covers the case law of the superior courts of over eighty countries in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, and the jurisprudence of the UN Human Rights monitoring bodies, the European Court of Human Rights, and of the Inter-American system. He analyses the judicial application of human rights law to demonstrate empirically the universality of contemporary human rights norms. This definitive compendium will be essential for legal practitioners, government and non-governmental officials, as well as academics and students of both constitutional law and the international law of human rights.

  • The only comprehensive statement of the substantive content of contemporary human rights concepts
  • The only book that assembles all the available jurisprudence on human rights law from national, regional and international sources
  • The only publication that empirically demonstrates, through an analysis of the judicial application of human rights law, the universality of contemporary human rights norms

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Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Part I. Introduction: 1. Historical and juridical background
2. The international bill of human rights
3. The domestic protection of human rights
4. The international protection of human rights
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 rights relating to property
33. The right to health
34. The right to education
35. The right to cultural life
Indices: Subjects
Terms and phrases.