International Human Rights Law and Practice

International Human Rights Law and Practice

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Human rights law is a complex but compelling subject that fascinates students but also confuses them. This innovative textbook explores human rights law from a theoretical and practical perspective. Case studies and interviews with specialist practitioners, NGO activists and policy-makers show how theory is applied in real life. The up-to-date coverage includes introductions to important emerging fields such as globalisation, poverty and advocacy. Student learning is supported by questions to stimulate seminar discussion and further reading sections that encourage independent study. The authors' combined expertise, engaging writing style and ability to clarify not simplify ensures that this important new book will become required reading for all students of human rights law.show more

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About Ilias Bantekas

Ilias Bantekas is Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Brunel University and a senior fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. He has advised governments, international organisations and NGOs in most fields of human rights and international law. Lutz Oette is Counsel at REDRESS, an international human rights organisation seeking justice for torture survivors, and lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He has pursued human rights cases before several regional and international bodies and engaged with a range of actors in comparative research, advocacy and reform projects aimed at developing and implementing international human rights standards.show more

Table of contents

1. International human rights law and notions of human rights: foundations, achievements and challenges; 2. International human rights: the normative framework; 3. Human rights in practice; 4. The United Nations charter system; 5. The UN human rights treaty system; 6. Regional human rights treaty systems; 7. Individual complaints procedures; 8. Civil and political rights; 9. Economic, social and cultural rights; 10. Group rights: self-determination, minorities and indigenous peoples; 11. Women's rights; 12. The right to development, poverty and related rights; 13. Victims' rights and reparation; 14. The application of human rights in armed conflict and the international criminalisation process; 15. Human rights and counter-terrorism; 16. Non-state actors and human rights; 17. Globalisation and its impact on human rights.show more

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'Human rights law is an inherently active, political and practical body of law; to understand it and its operation requires familiarity not only with the formal rules, standards and systems but also with the informal, the political and the practical. By combining precise description and analysis of the law with insightful and varied contributions from practice (broadly defined), Oette and Bantekas provide a rounded account of international human rights law and its practice that provokes as well as it informs.' Fiona de Londras, Durham Universityshow more

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