The International Law of Human Rights

The International Law of Human Rights

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The International Law of Human Rights examines the fundamentals of human rights law from the advent of the United Nations Charter through to the challenging contemporary issues facing the human rights regime. The second edition introduces the intricacies of human rights law and provides up-to-date coverage of human rights issues while exploring emerging areas of human rights law. Expert author commentary illuminates a range of examples while `Snapshots' throughout the text demonstrate real life decisions, thoroughly covering the scope of human rights law. This text has been restructured and comprehensively updated throughout to reflect current legislation, cases and international jurisprudence and is the ideal text for students of human rights law.NEW TO THIS EDITIONNew chapter on International Law: Public international law and the role of state sovereigntyInternational human rights law as a branch of public international lawThe relationship between international law and municipal lawNew chapter on Emerging Rights: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity rightsEnvironmental rightsExtra-territorial human rights obligationsChapters 10, 11 and 13 significantly revised with expanded discussions on: Armed ConflictTerrorism and Counter-terrorismCorporations and human rights
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Product details

  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 190 x 244 x 36mm | 1,318g
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0190304243
  • 9780190304249
  • 635,797

Table of contents

PART I: INTRODUCING HUMAN RIGHTSThe International Bill of Human RightsConcepts of `Human Rights' PART 2: SUBSTANTIVE RIGHTSCivil and Political RightsEconomic, Social and Cultural rightsPART 3: THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FRAMEWORKInternational LawThe United Nations Charter BodiesThe Human Rights Treaty System Regional MechanismsThe Australian PositionPART 4: FOCUS ISSUES IN HUMAN RIGHTSHuman Rights in Armed Conflict Terrorism and Counter-terrorismChildrenCorporationsIndigenous PeoplesPeople with DisabilitiesRefugees and Stateless PersonsWomenWorkersEmerging Rights
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About Adam McBeth

Adam McBeth is an Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law in the Faculty of Law at Monash University and Barrister at the Victorian Bar. Justine Nolan is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, Associate Dean and Deputy Director of the Australian Human Rights Centre at the University of New South Wales. Simon Rice, OAM is a Professor of Law in the ANU College of Law at the Australian National University.
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