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Human Rights and International Law


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This series explores human right law's place within the international legal order, offering much-needed interdisciplinary and global perspectives on human rights' increasingly central role in the development and implementation of international law and policy.

Human Rights and International Law is committed to providing critical and contextual accounts of human rights' relationship with international law theory and practice. To achieve this, volumes in the series will focus on major debates in the field, looking at how human rights impacts on areas as diverse and divisive as security, terrorism, climate change, refugee law, migration, bioethics, natural resources and international trade.

Exploring the interaction, interrelationship and potential conflicts between human rights and other branches of international law, books in the series will address both historical development and contemporary contexts, before outlining the most urgent questions facing scholars and policy makers today.

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Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and International Human Rights Law: Common Law Perspectives

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and International Human Rights Law: Common Law Perspectives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Kerry O'Halloran
November 14, 2019

This book identifies, analyses and discusses the nexus of legal issues that have emerged in recent years around sexuality and gender. It audits these against specific human rights requirements, and evaluates the outcomes as evidenced in the legislation and caselaw of six leading common law...

The Right to The Truth in International Law: Victims’ Rights in Human Rights and International Criminal Law

The Right to The Truth in International Law: Victims’ Rights in Human Rights and International Criminal Law

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Melanie Klinkner, Howard Davis
August 09, 2019

The United Nations has established a right to the truth to be enjoyed by victims of gross violations of human rights. The origins of the right stem from the need to provide victims and relatives of the missing with a right to know what happened. It encompasses the verification and full public...

The Effectiveness of the UN Human Rights System: Reform and the Judicialisation of Human Rights

The Effectiveness of the UN Human Rights System: Reform and the Judicialisation of Human Rights

1st Edition

Surya P. Subedi, OBE, QC (Hon)
April 16, 2019

The UN human rights agenda has reached the mature age of 70 years and many UN mechanisms created to implement this agenda are themselves in their middle-age, yet human rights violations are still a daily occurrence around the globe. The scorecard of the UN human rights mechanisms appears impressive...

Human Rights, Religion and International Law

Human Rights, Religion and International Law

1st Edition

Kerry O'Halloran
November 20, 2018

In this book Kerry O’Halloran analyses a subject of international interest – religion – and examines related contemporary issues from a human rights perspective. The book takes the view that while the impact of Islamic State violence has dramatically demonstrated the destructive power of religious...

Extracting Accountability from Non-State Actors in International Law: Assessing the Scope for Direct Regulation

Extracting Accountability from Non-State Actors in International Law: Assessing the Scope for Direct Regulation

1st Edition

Lee James McConnell
October 18, 2018

The human rights of communities in many resource-rich, weak governance States are adversely affected, not only by the acts of States and their agents, but also by powerful non-State actors. Contemporary phenomena such as globalisation, privatisation and the proliferation of internal armed conflict...

The Emerging Law of Forced Displacement in Africa: Development and implementation of the Kampala Convention on internal displacement

The Emerging Law of Forced Displacement in Africa: Development and implementation of the Kampala Convention on internal displacement

1st Edition

Allehone M. Abebe
June 08, 2018

As of the end of 2015, there were 40.8 civilians who had been internally displaced by conflicts and effects of natural disasters in various parts of the world. Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are currently the largest group of persons receiving assistance from some of the main international...

The Legal Protection of Women From Violence: Normative Gaps in International Law

The Legal Protection of Women From Violence: Normative Gaps in International Law

1st Edition

Rashida Manjoo, Jackie Jones
April 06, 2018

Violence against women remains one of the most pervasive human rights violations in the world today, and it permeates every society, at every level. Such violence is considered a systemic, widespread and pervasive human rights violation, experienced largely by women because they are women. Yet at...

Adoption Law and Human Rights: International Perspectives

Adoption Law and Human Rights: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Kerry O'Halloran
March 14, 2018

In recent decades, there have been many changes to adoption law and practice, such as a sharp decline in the voluntary relinquishment of children, an increase in the number consigned to public care, and an abrupt decrease in those made available on an intercountry basis. Additionally, human rights...

Tax Havens and International Human Rights

Tax Havens and International Human Rights

1st Edition

Paul Beckett
October 03, 2017

This book sails in uncharted waters. It takes a human rights-based approach to tax havens, and is a detailed analysis of structures and the laws that generate and support these. It makes plain the unscrupulous or merely indifferent ways in which, using tax havens, businesses and individuals...

Socio-Economic Human Rights in Essential Public Services Provision

Socio-Economic Human Rights in Essential Public Services Provision

1st Edition

Marlies Hesselman, Antenor Hallo de Wolf, Brigit Toebes
November 16, 2016

There is a clear overlap between securing socio-economic human rights for all persons and arranging adequate access to essential public services across society. Both are necessary to realise thriving, inclusive societies, with adequate living standards for all, based on human dignity. This edited...

Business and Human Rights: History, Law and Policy - Bridging the Accountability Gap

Business and Human Rights: History, Law and Policy - Bridging the Accountability Gap

1st Edition

Nadia Bernaz
October 19, 2016

Business corporations can and do violate human rights all over the world, and they are often not held to account. Emblematic cases and situations such as the state of the Niger Delta and the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory are examples of corporate human rights abuses which are not adequately...

Human Rights and Development in International Law

Human Rights and Development in International Law

1st Edition

Tahmina Karimova
May 09, 2016

This book addresses the legal issues raised by the interaction between human rights and development in contemporary international law. In particular, it charts the parameters of international law that states have to take into account in order to protect human rights in the process of development....

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