The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law (häftad)
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Shelton, Dinah (ed.)
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The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law (häftad)

The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law

Häftad Engelska, 2015-05-28
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The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law provides an authoritative and original overview of one of the key branches of international law. Over forty contributors comprehensively analyse the role of human rights in international law from a global perspective, examining its origins and principles, and measuring its impact on the world.
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Eckart Klein, German Yearbook of International Law The disposition of the authors and the choice of the contributors, many of them likewise experienced as academics and practitioners, are convincing. All chapters are well composed and focused, illustrating the relevant problems, discussing possible solutions and obstacles, and concluding with concise summarizing observations, and some, not too many, suggestions for Further Reading... Indeed Reading each chapter was a joy that I hope will be shared by many readers.

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Professor Dinah Shelton was the inaugural holder of the Manatt/Ahn Professorship in International Law at the George Washington University Law School, where she has taught since 2004. She previously taught international law and was director of the doctoral program in international human rights law at the University of Notre Dame Law School (1996-2004). She has also lectured at universities throughout the world. Professor Shelton is the author of three prize-winning books, Protecting Human Rights in the Americas (co-authored with Thomas Buergenthal), Remedies in International Human Rights Law, and the three-volume Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity. She has also authored many other articles and books on international law, human rights law, and international environmental law. Professor Shelton is a member of the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law.


I. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS ; 1. Religion ; 2. Moral Philosophy ; 3. Biological Foundations of Human Rights ; 4. Sociology of Human Rights ; 5. The Psychology Foundations of Human Rights ; 6. Anthropology and the Grounds of Human Rights ; II. HISTORICAL AND LEGAL SOURCES ; 7. The Foundations of Justice and Human Rights in Early Legal Texts and Thought ; 8. General Principles and Constitutions as Sources of Human Rights Law ; 9. The Anti-Slavery Movement and the Rise of International Non-Governmental Organizations ; 10. Diplomatic Protection as a Source of Human Rights Law ; 11. Humanitarian Law as a Source of Human Rights Law ; 12. Social Justice, Rights, and Labour ; 13. The Protection of Minorities under the Auspices of the League of Nations ; III. STRUCTURAL PRINCIPLES ; 14. Human Dignity ; 15. Subsidiarity ; 16. Sovereignty ; 17. Solidarity ; 18. Equality ; 19. Proportionality ; 20. Democracy and the Rule of Law ; IV. NORMATIVE EVOLUTION ; 21. The Law-Making Process: From Declaration to Treaty to Custom to Prevention ; 22. Core Rights and Obligations ; 23. 'Jus Cogens' and Obligations 'Erga Omnes' ; 24. Positive and Negative Obligations ; V. INSTITUTIONS AND ACTORS ; 25. From Commission to the Council: Evolution of UN Charter Bodies ; 26. The Role and Impact of Treaty Bodies ; 27. The Role of International Tribunals: Law-Making or Creative Interpretation? ; 28. Universality and the Growth of Regional Systems ; 29. National Implementation and Interpretation ; 30. Roles and Responsibilities of Non-State Actors ; VI. HUMAN RIGHTS AND GENERAL INTERNATIONAL LAW ; 31. Interpretation of Human Rights Treaties ; 32. Enforcing Human Rights through Economic Sanctions ; 33. Transnational Litigation: Jurisdiction and Immunities ; 34. The Use of International Force to Prevent or Halt Atrocities: From Humanitarian Intervention to the Responsibility to Protect ; 35. Trade Law and Investment Law ; VII. ASSESSMENTS ; 36. Creating and Applying Human Rights Indicators ; 37. Compliance ; 38. What Outcomes for Victims? ; 39. Human Rights Make a Difference: Lessons from Latin America