The International Law of Human Rights
Oxford University Press
Publication Date :
22 Jun 2017
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.