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International Human Rights Law: Cases, Materials, Commentary 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9781108463560
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781107657212
Published: September 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £45.99

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International human rights law has expanded remarkably since the 1990s. It is therefore more important than ever to identify, beyond specific controversies, its deeper structure and the general pattern of evolution.

Moreover, it has a logic of its own: though part of international law, it borrows many of its principles from domestic constitutional law. This leading textbook meets both challenges. It has been significantly updated for the new third edition, introducing sections on subjects including business and human rights, amongst other key areas.

Features include forty new cases from various jurisdictions or expert bodies, and figures offering visual descriptions of the procedures discussed in the text. The 'questions for discussion' have also been systematically updated.

The text retains its student-friendly design, and the features which made the previous editions so engaging and accessible remain. This popular textbook continues to be an essential tool for all students of human rights law.

  • The engaging and critical style, combined with new case studies and figures, ensures students gain a deep understanding of this complex subject
  • Illustrates how different sources of international human rights law interact with one another, leading to the emergence of a comparative 'common law' of human rights
  • Introduces new topics including business and human rights, trade and investment treaties and human rights, and climate change and human rights

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Part I. The Sources:
1. The rise of international human rights
2. State responsibility and 'jurisdiction'
Part II. The Substantive Obligations:
3. Respecting human rights: avoiding interference
4. Protecting human rights: regulating private actors introduction
5. Fulfilling human rights: progressive realization
6. Derogations in time of public emergency
7. The prohibition of discrimination
Part III. The Mechanisms of Protection:
8. Ensuring compliance with international human rights law: the role of national authorities
9. The United Nations human rights treaties system introduction
10. The United Nations charter-based monitoring of human rights
11. Regional mechanisms of protection.