1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of International Human Rights Law

Edited By Scott Sheeran, Sir Nigel Rodley Copyright 2013
    808 Pages
    by Routledge

    808 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of International Human Rights Law provides the definitive global survey of the discipline of international human rights law. Each chapter is written by a leading expert and provides a contemporary overview of a significant area within the field.

    As well as covering topics integral to the theory and practice of international human rights law the volume offers a broader perspective though examinations of the ways in which human rights law interacts with other legal regimes and other international institutions, and by addressing the current and future challenges facing human rights.

    This highly topical collection of specially commissioned papers is split into four sections:

    • The nature and evolution of international human rights law discussing the origins, theory and practice of the discipline.
    • Interaction of human rights with other key regimes and bodies including the interaction of the discipline with international economic law, international humanitarian law, and development, as well as other legal regimes.
    • Evolution and prospects of regional approaches to human rights discussing the systems of Europe, the Americas, Africa and South East Asia, and their relationship to the United Nations treaty bodies.
    • Key contemporary challenges including non-State actors, religion and human rights, counter-terrorism, and enforcement and remedies.

    Providing up-to-date and authoritative articles covering key aspects of international human rights law, this book work is an essential work of reference for scholars, practitioners and students alike.

    Chapter 35 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at www.tandfebooks.com/openaccess. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.

    Part 1: Introduction and Overview  1. Introduction, Sir Nigel Rodley and Scott Sheeran  Part 2: Nature and Evolution of International Human Rights Law  2. Historical Development of Human Rights in National Systems, Wiktor Osiatyński  3. Human Rights in Political and Legal Theory, Guglielmo Verdirame  4. Universalism of Human Rights and Cultural Relativism, Michael Freeman  5. The Evolving Study of Human Rights: Interdisciplinarity and new directions, Michelibe Ishay  6. The International Law and Human Rights: Understanding the relationship, Scott Sheeran  7. International Human Rights Law and a Developing World Perspective, Tony Anghie  8. The Contemporary Value of International Human Rights, Radhika Coomaraswamy  9. Human Rights and Foreign Policy: Syntheses of moralism and realism, Bruno Stagno Ugarte  10. The Use of International Human Rights Law by Civil Society Organizations, Andrew Coleman  11. International Human Rights in Field Operations: A fast developing human rights tool, Michael O'Flaherty and Daria Davitti  Part 3: Interaction of Human Rights with Other Key Regimes and Bodies  12. The Relationship Between International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law, Françoise Hampson  13. International Criminal Law and Tribunals and Human Rights, William Schabas  14. International Refugee and Human Rights Law: Parters in ensuring international protection and asylum, Cornelis (Kees) Wouters  15. Human Rights and International Trade, Sheldon Leader  16. International Finance and Investment and Human Rights, Peter Muchlinski  17. International Environmental Law and Human Rights, Karen Hulme  18. Customary Law and Human Rights, Evadné Grant 19. Reservations to Treaties and the Integrity of Human Rights, Alain Pellet  20. The International Labour Organization and International Human Rights System, Lee Swepston  21. The International Court of Justice and Human Rights, Ann Shawkat Al-Khasawneh  22. The Unite Nations Security Council and Human Rights, Scott Sheeran and Catherine Bevilacqua  Part 4: Evolution and Prospects of Regional Approaches to Human Rights  23. The European System and Approach, Phillip Leach  24. The Inter-American System and Approach, Clara Sandoval  25. The Domestic Impact and Influence of the African Regional Human Rights System, Frans Viljoen  26. The South East Asian System for Human Rights Protection, Vitit Muntarbhorn  27. The League of Arab States and Human Rights, Mervat Rishmawi  28. The Relationship of the UN Treaty Bodies and Regional Systems, Lorna McGregor  Part 5: Key Contemporary Issues and Challenges for the Future  29. Non-State Actors and Human Rights, Nigel S. Rodley  30. Implementation of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Paul Hunt, Judith Bueno de Mesquita, Joo-Young Lee, and Sally-Anne Way  31. Religion and Human Rights: A many-faceted relationship, Malcom Evans  32. Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, Martin Scheinin  33. International Development, Global Impoverishment, and Human Rights, Upendra Baxi  34. Gender Challenges for International Human Rights, Andrew Byrnes  35. The Extraterritorial Application of International Human Rights Law, Ralph Wilde  36. Enforcement and Remedies, Dinah Shelton  37. Victims Participation and Reparations in International Criminal Proceedings, Megan Hirst  38. Continuing Evolution of the United Nations Treat Bodies System, Nadia Bernaz  39. The Future of the United Nations Special Procedures, Ted Piccone  40. The Role and Future of the Human Rights Council, Allehone Mulugeta Abebe  41. Transitional Justice, Juan Méndez, Catherine Cone



    Scott Sheeran is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

    Sir Nigel Rodley is Professor and Chair of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex, UK.Since 2001 he has been a Member of the UN Human Rights Committee, established under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.