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The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights Law

Edited by: Conor Gearty, Costas Douzinas

ISBN13: 9781107602359
Published: November 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99



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The idea of human rights is rightly considered to be one of the very biggest of the big thoughts of the early twenty-first century.

The object of this book is to capture a sense of the variety of the platforms within which human rights law is practised today and reflects the dynamic interrelationships that have grown up between these various levels. It also has a critical edge, where the chapters reflect on the way the subject has been handled in the authors sub-field, how it has achieved what has been expected (or has not) or produced unexpected side-effects, with judgments about the efficacy of human rights law (set against the standards of the field itself or some other goals) not being withheld where it is appropriate for these to be made.

Written by world-class academics, this Companion will be essential reading for students and scholars of human rights law.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
Introduction Conor Gearty and Costas Douzinas

Part I. All Kinds of Everyone:
1. 'Framing the project' of international human rights law: reflections on the dysfunctional 'family' of the Universal Declaration Anna Grear
2. Restoring the 'human' in 'human rights' - personhood and doctrinal innovation in the UN Disability Convention Gerard Quinn with Anna Artsein-Kerslake
3. The poverty of (rights) jurisprudence Costas Douzinas

Part II. Interconnections:
4. Foundations beyond law Florian Hoffmann
5. The interdisciplinarity of human rights Abdullahi A. An-Nacim
6. Atrocity, law, humanity: punishing human rights violators Gerry Simpson
7. Violence in the name of human rights Simon Chesterman
8. Reinventing human rights in an era of hyperglobalization: a few wayside remarks Upendra Baxi

Part III. Platforms:
9. Reconstituting the universal: human rights as a regional idea Chaloka Beyani
10. The embryonic sovereign and the biological citizen: the biopolitics of reproductive rights Patrick Hanafin
11. Spoils for which victor? Human rights within the democratic state Conor Gearty
12. Devoluted human rights Chris Himsworth
13. Does enforcement matter? Gerd Oberleitner

Part IV. Pressures:
14. Winners and others: accounting for international law's favourites Margot E. Salomon
15. Resisting panic: lessons about the role of human rights during the long decade after 9/11 Martin Scheinin
16. What's in a name? The prohibitions on torture and ill-treatment today Manfred Nowak
17. Do human rights treaties make enough of a difference? Samuel Moyn.