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The Right to a Fair Trial

The Right to a Fair Trial

1st Edition

Thom Brooks
June 12, 2019

The right to a fair trial is often held as a central constitutional protection. It nevertheless remains unclear what precisely should count as a 'fair' trial and who should decide verdicts. This already difficult issue has become even more important given a number of proposed reforms of the trial,...

Rights: Concepts and Contexts

Rights: Concepts and Contexts

1st Edition

Horacio Spector, Brian Bix
May 22, 2017

Rights: Concepts and Contexts contains the central works of recent scholarship on the nature of rights, with contributions by some of the most prominent contemporary theorists in moral, legal, and political philosophy, including Joseph Raz, Robert Alexy, Jeremy Waldron, Morton Horwitz, Stephen...

Global Minority Rights

Global Minority Rights

1st Edition

Joshua Castellino
May 22, 2017

This important volume brings together a range of material in different areas of law and the social sciences that address questions concerning the rights of minorities. The discipline is arguably one of the oldest branches of public international law, and owes its heritage to those who struggled to...

Language Rights

Language Rights

1st Edition

Stephen May
December 13, 2016

This reference volume brings together the key academic contributions that have shaped the field of language rights over the last 40 years. Work in language rights is particularly concerned with the rights of minority language speakers in modern nation-states. It also encompasses related discussions...

Refugees and Rights

Refugees and Rights

1st Edition

Mary Crock
December 09, 2015

Forced migration is both as ancient as human life on earth and a relatively new subject of interest for human rights scholars. This volume continues the discussion from Migrants and Rights to focus attention on refugees, victims of trafficking and others who cross borders seeking protection from...

Migrants and Rights

Migrants and Rights

1st Edition

Mary Crock
September 03, 2015

The concept of the migrant as rights bearer at law is surprisingly recent and under-developed. Migrants have traditionally been seen as outsiders, persons who are in society but not yet of society. Migrants are at best invitees, ’guests’ for whom presence in a country is a privilege. This is the...

Cultural Heritage Rights

Cultural Heritage Rights

1st Edition

Anthony J. Connolly
August 28, 2015

This collection brings together selected articles on key areas in the field of cultural heritage rights discourse. Contributed by an international group of scholars, the papers address conceptual and political issues and explore themes in contemporary literature on cultural heritage such as...

Religious Rights

Religious Rights

1st Edition

Lorenzo Zucca
June 12, 2015

The central focus of this collection of essays is the role and place of freedom of religion in the protection and promotion of world order. The volume offers competing models of world order from a global perspective and highlights the lack of consensus and considerable variety of practice and...

Sexual Orientation and Rights

Sexual Orientation and Rights

1st Edition

Nicholas Bamforth
December 03, 2014

Debate about the rights of sexual minorities, whether individuals or members of same-sex couples, has become an important issue for legislatures and courts in many constitutional democracies. This volume collects together some of the more significant writings in the debate, and reflects a variety...

The Right to Bodily Integrity

The Right to Bodily Integrity

1st Edition

A.M. Viens
September 02, 2014

The right to bodily integrity has become a notable controversial issue within moral, political and legal discourse and this right is regarded as one of the most precious rights that persons have, alongside the right to life. Recent scholarly debate has focused attention on the content, scope and...

Prisoners' Rights

Prisoners' Rights

1st Edition

John Kleinig
June 28, 2014

This volume brings together a selection of the most important published research articles from the ongoing debate about the moral rights of prisoners. The articles consider the moral underpinnings of the debate and include framework discussions for a theory of prisoners’ rights as well as several...

Citizenship Rights

Citizenship Rights

1st Edition

Igor Štiks, Jo Shaw
August 21, 2013

In today’s world all claims tend to be founded on or justified by ’rights’, be they political, social, economic or private. The ubiquity of this discourse has led to a blurring of the definition of what exactly constitutes rights, not to mention a blurring of the boundaries between different...

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