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Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

This series contains thought-provoking and original scholarship on human rights law. The books address civil and political rights as well social, cultural and economic rights, and explore international, regional and domestic legal orders. The legal status, content, obligations and application of specific rights will be analysed as well as treaties, mechanisms and institutions designed to promote and protect rights.

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1-10 of 31 results in Routledge Research in Human Rights Law
  1. Children and International Human Rights Law

    The Right of the Child to be Heard

    By Aisling Parkes

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 is one of the most highly ratified human rights treaties in the world, with 192 states currently signed up to it. Article Twelve is fundamental to the Convention and states that all children capable of forming views have the right...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Children’s Lives in an Era of Children’s Rights

    The Progress of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Africa

    Edited by Afua Twum-Danso Imoh, Nicola Ansell

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which was adopted unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989, marked a turning point in the perception of children in international law and policy. Although it was hoped that the Convention would have a significant and positive impact...

    Published March 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Socio-Economic Rights in Emerging Free Markets

    Comparative Insights from India and China

    Edited by Surya Deva

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    In the last decade or so, China and India have emerged on the global stage as two emerging free market economies. The tremendous economic growth in China and India has meant that they have been able to lift millions of people out of the poverty trap. This growth has not, however, been without...

    Published March 15th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Care, Migration and Human Rights

    Law and Practice

    Edited by Siobhán Mullally

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    The continuum of exploitation that has historically defined the everyday of domestic work - exclusion from employment and social security standards and precarious migration status – has frequently been neglected. It is primarily the moments of crisis, incidents of human trafficking, slavery or...

    Published January 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. China’s Human Rights Lawyers

    Advocacy and Resistance

    By Eva Pils

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    This book offers a unique insight into the role of human rights lawyers in Chinese law and politics. In her extensive account, Eva Pils shows how these practitioners are important as legal advocates for victims of injustice and how bureaucratic systems of control operate to subdue and marginalise...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Indigenous Peoples, Title to Territory, Rights and Resources

    The Transformative Role of Free Prior and Informed Consent

    By Cathal M. Doyle

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    The right of indigenous peoples under international human rights law to give or withhold their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) to natural resource extraction in their territories is increasingly recognized by intergovernmental organizations, international bodies, and industry actors, as well...

    Published November 25th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Business and Human Rights in Southeast Asia

    Risk and the Regulatory Turn

    Edited by Mahdev Mohan, Cynthia Morel

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    Business and human rights has emerged as a distinct field within the corporate governance movement. The endorsement by the United Nations Human Rights Council of a new set of Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights in 2011 reinforces the State’s duty to protect against human rights abuses...

    Published October 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. The United Nations Human Rights Council

    A Critique and Early Assessment

    By Rosa Freedman

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    The United Nations Human Rights Council was created in 2006 to replace the UN Commission on Human Rights. The Council’s mandate and founding principles demonstrate that one of the main aims, at its creation, was for the Council to overcome the Commission’s flaws. Despite the need to avoid repeating...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Social and Economic Rights in Theory and Practice

    Critical Inquiries

    Edited by Helena Alviar García, Karl Klare, Lucy A. Williams

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    Since World War II, a growing number of jurisdictions in both the developing and industrialized worlds have adopted progressive constitutions that guarantee social and economic rights (SER) in addition to political and civil rights. Parallel developments have occurred at transnational level with...

    Published August 21st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Emerging Areas of Human Rights in the 21st Century

    The Role of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    Edited by Marco Odello, Sofia Cavandoli

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    This book includes a set of studies and reflections that have emerged since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Encompassing a number of human rights, such as the right to environmental protection, the right to humanitarian aid, and the right to democratic governance,...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge