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International Law and Violence Against Women: Europe and the Istanbul Convention

International Law and Violence Against Women: Europe and the Istanbul Convention

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Johanna Niemi, Lourdes Peroni, Vladislava Stoyanova
March 18, 2020

This book offers an in-depth and critical analysis of the Istanbul Convention, along with discussions on its impact and implications. The work highlights the place of the Convention in the landscape of international law and policies on violence against women and equality. The authors argue that...

Domestic Judicial Treatment of European Court of Human Rights Case Law: Beyond Compliance

Domestic Judicial Treatment of European Court of Human Rights Case Law: Beyond Compliance

1st Edition

Forthcoming

David Kosař, Hubert Smekal, Katarína Šipulová, Ladislav Vyhnánek, Jozef Janovský, Jan Petrov
March 18, 2020

The European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) suffers from the burgeoning caseload and challenges to its authority. This two-pronged crisis undermines the ECtHR’s legitimacy and consequently the functioning of the whole European human rights regime. Domestic courts can serve as...

The Human Rights Council: The Impact of the Universal Periodic Review in Africa

The Human Rights Council: The Impact of the Universal Periodic Review in Africa

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Damian Etone
March 02, 2020

This book examines the engagement of African states with the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review Mechanism (UPR). This human rights mechanism is known for its pacific and non-confrontational approach to monitoring state human rights implementation. Coming at the...

Economic and Social Rights Law: Incorporation, Justiciability and Principles of Adjudication

Economic and Social Rights Law: Incorporation, Justiciability and Principles of Adjudication

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Katie Boyle
February 14, 2020

This book develops principles of adjudication to facilitate accountability for violations of Economic and Social Rights. Economic and Social Rights engage with areas relating to social justice and their violation tends to impact on the most vulnerable members of society. Taking the UK as a case...

Human Rights Law and Evidence-Based Policy: The Impact of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency

Human Rights Law and Evidence-Based Policy: The Impact of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Rosemary Byrne, Han Entzinger
December 20, 2019

The EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) was established to provide evidence-based policy advice to EU institutions and Member States. By blending social science research with traditional normative work, it aims to influence human rights policy processes through new ways of framing empirical...

Women's Health and the Limits of Law: Domestic and International Perspectives

Women's Health and the Limits of Law: Domestic and International Perspectives

1st Edition

Irehobhude O. Iyioha
December 12, 2019

Despite some significant advances in the creation and protection of rights affecting women’s health, these do not always translate into actual health benefits for women. This collection asks: 'What is an effective law and what influences law’s effectiveness or ineffectiveness? What dynamics,...

Women and International Human Rights Law: Universal Periodic Review in Practice

Women and International Human Rights Law: Universal Periodic Review in Practice

1st Edition

Gayatri H. Patel
December 05, 2019

This book presents the findings of the first comprehensive study on the most recent and most unique and innovative method of monitoring international human rights law at the United Nations. Since its existence, there has yet to be a complete and comprehensive book solely dedicated to exploring the...

Human Rights in India

Human Rights in India

1st Edition

Satvinder Juss
October 14, 2019

This volume presents an integrated collection of essays around the theme of India’s failure to grapple with the big questions of human rights protections affecting marginalized minority groups in the country’s recent rush to modernization. The book traverses a broad range of rights violations from:...

Criminal Theory and International Human Rights Law

Criminal Theory and International Human Rights Law

1st Edition

Steven Malby
October 01, 2019

The development of an international human rights jurisprudence on criminalization is in its relative infancy. Nonetheless, systematic examination of international decisions on acts engaging the criminal law reveals an emerging human rights approach to the acceptability, or not, of criminalization....

Research Methods for International Human Rights Law: Beyond the traditional paradigm

Research Methods for International Human Rights Law: Beyond the traditional paradigm

1st Edition

Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg, Loveday Hodson
June 25, 2019

The study and teaching of international human rights law is dominated by the doctrinal method. A wealth of alternative approaches exists, but they tend to be discussed in isolation from one another. This collection focuses on cross-theoretical discussion that brings together an array of different...

Human Rights, Digital Society and the Law: A Research Companion

Human Rights, Digital Society and the Law: A Research Companion

1st Edition

Mart Susi
June 18, 2019

The Internet has created a formidable challenge for human rights law and practice worldwide. International scholarly and policy-oriented communities have so far established a consensus regarding only one main aspect – human rights in the internet are the same as offline. There are emerging and...

Human Rights and the Digital Divide

Human Rights and the Digital Divide

1st Edition

Anne Peacock
June 13, 2019

The Internet’s importance for freedom of expression and other rights comes in part from the ability it bestows on users to create and share information, rather than just receive it. Within the context of existing freedom of expression guarantees, this book critically evaluates the goal of bridging...

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