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International Human Rights Law: Six Decades after the Udhr and beyond


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This timely and valuable book explores the development of international human rights law over the last six decades. The volume brings together leading experts to reflect on different aspects of human rights law, not only considering and evaluating the developments so far, but also identifying relevant problems and proposing relevant possible perspectives For The continued positive future development of human rights law. The book is international in perspective, both in scope and context, and covers developments in the international protection of human rights since the adoption of the UDHR in 1948. The developments considered include the United Nations system of protecting human rights as well as regional human rights systems in Africa, America and Europe. it also considers some key themes relevant to human rights including globalisation, protecting human rights in emergency situations and trade sanctions, The development of NGOs, and many others. The book will be an invaluable resource for students, academics and policy-makers working in the field of international human rights.

Table of Contents

Development of international human rights law before and after the UDHR / Mashood Baderin and Manisuli Ssenyonjo — International human rights : universal, relative or relatively universal? / Jack Donnelly — Economic, social and cultural rights / Manisuli Ssenyonjo — Civil and political rights / Sarah Joseph — Simple analytics of the right to development / Arjun Sengupta — Right to a healthy environment in human rights law / Jona Razzaque — Right to a peaceful world order / Nsongurua Udombana — Minority rights 60 years after the UDHR : limits on the preservation of identity? / Tawhida Ahmed and Anastasia Vakulenko — Intellectual property rights, the right to health and the UDHR : is reconciliation possible? / Robert L. Ostergard Jr. and Shawna E. Sweeney — Brave new world? : human rights in the ERA of globalisation / Paul O'Connell — The United Nations human rights system / Rhona Smith — The African regional human rights system / Olufemi Amao — The Inter-American human rights system / Jo M Pasqualucci — The European Convention on Human Rights / Alastair Mowbray — Human rights in the International Court of Justice / Gentian Zyberi — The role of national human rights institutions / Rachel Murray — The role of non-governmental organisations / Dianne Otto — Islamic law and the implementation of international human rights law / Mashood Baderin — Is there a need for an international human rights court? / Gerd Oberleitner — Multi-state responsibility for extraterritorial violations of economic, social and cultural rights / Todd Howland — State responsibility for human rights / Danwood Chirwa — State compliance with the recommendations of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights / Frans Viljoen — Individual responsibility and the evolving legal status of the physical person in international human rights law / Ilias Bantekas — The international criminal court and individual responsibility of senior state officials for international crimes : the Prosecutor v. Omar Hassan Ahmad al Bashir / Manisuli Ssenyonjo — The right to an effective remedy : balancing realism and aspiration / Sonja Starr — Protecting human rights in emergency situations : the example of the right to education / Vernor Munoz — Protect, respect, and remedy : the un framework for business and human rights / John G. Ruggie — A future for human rights / Robert McCorquodale.

Product Details

Ashgate Gower
Law : International
Baderin, Mashood A.
"Ssenyonjo, Manisuli"
Human rights
Publication Date:
November 2010

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