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International Human Rights Law

International Human Rights Law

Author: Rhona Smith
ISBN: 9780198805212
Binding: Paperback
Publication Date: 03 February 2018
Price: $45.00

Eighth Edition

Rhona Smith

Rhona Smith, Professor of International Human Rights and Head of Law School, Newcastle University

  • Written with newcomers in mind, the book’s concise and direct approach enables students with no legal background to develop a good understanding of the subject
  • Provides clear and broad coverage of the primary systems of human rights protection and the key substantive rights
  • Accompanied by online resources which contain links to the full cases referenced at the end of each chapter as well as a list of annotated web links to aid further study

Description

Illustrating the scope of this fascinating and wide-reaching subject to the student, this clear and concise text gives a broad introduction to international human rights law. Coverage includes regional systems of protection, the role of the UN, and a variety of substantive rights. The author skilfully guides students through the complexities of the subject, and then prepares them for further study and research. Key cases and areas of debate are highlighted throughout, and a wealth of references to cases and further readings are provided at the end of each chapter.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Historical background
3. The United Nations
4. The International Bill of Human Rights
5. The United Nations – organizational structure
6. Regional protection of human rights
7. Europe
8. The Americas
9. Africa
10. Monitoring, implementing, and enforcing human rights
11. Substantive rights – general comments
12. Equality and non-discrimination
13. The right to life
14. Freedom from torture: cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment or punishment
15. The right to liberty of person
16. Equality before the law – the right to a fair trial
17. The right to self-determination
18. Freedom of expression
19. The right to work
20. The right to education and human rights education
21. Indigenous peoples’ and minority rights
22. Protections for specific categories of persons (with individual protection)
23. Looking to the future

 

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