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Routledge Research in Human Rights Law


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This series contains thought-provoking and original scholarship on human rights law. The books address civil and political rights as well as 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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Decisional Privacy and the Rights of the Child

Decisional Privacy and the Rights of the Child

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Georgina Dimopoulos
October 21, 2022

Decisional privacy gives individuals the freedom to act and to make decisions about how they live their lives, without unjustifiable interference from other individuals or the state. This book advances a theory of a child’s right to decisional privacy. It draws on the framework of the United ...

The European Convention of Human Rights Regime Reform of Immigration and Minority Policies from Afar

The European Convention of Human Rights Regime: Reform of Immigration and Minority Policies from Afar

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Dia Anagnostou
September 16, 2022

Prompted by an unprecedented rise of litigation since the 1990s, this book examines how the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) system and the Strasbourg Court interact with states and non-governmental actors to influence domestic change. Focusing on European Court of Human Rights litigation...

Rights of the Child, Mothers and Sentencing The Case of Kenya

Rights of the Child, Mothers and Sentencing: The Case of Kenya

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Alice Wambui Macharia
August 29, 2022

This book draws international attention to the autonomy of the child accompanying incarcerated mothers, and those they leave behind in the community, despite being dependent on the convicted caregiver. Adopting a child rights perspective, the study explores how courts could go about sentencing ...

International Human Rights Law and Destitution An Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Perspective

International Human Rights Law and Destitution: An Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Perspective

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Luke D. Graham
August 18, 2022

This book explores destitution from the perspective of international human rights law and, more specifically, economic, social, and cultural rights. The experience of destitution correlates to the non-realisation of a range of economic, social, and cultural rights. However, destitution has not been...

International Human Rights Law and Crimes Against Women in Turkey Legislation on So-Called Honour Killings

International Human Rights Law and Crimes Against Women in Turkey: Legislation on So-Called Honour Killings

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Ayşe Güneş
August 01, 2022

This book evaluates the effectiveness of current international human rights law, and in particular the recent Istanbul Convention, in eradicating so-called honour killings in Turkey. So-called ‘honour killings’ have become an issue of concern for the international community. In Turkey, in ...

Civilian Drones, Visual Privacy and EU Human Rights Law

Civilian Drones, Visual Privacy and EU Human Rights Law

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Girish Agarwal
July 29, 2022

This book examines rights issues in relation to visual privacy in the use of civilian drones. Here, visual privacy is described as the freedom from a combination of unwanted activities directed towards an individual, such as observing, recording, and publishing of personal visual information ...

Capturing Caste in Law The Legal Regulation of Caste Discrimination

Capturing Caste in Law: The Legal Regulation of Caste Discrimination

1st Edition

By Annapurna Waughray
May 12, 2022

This book is about the legal regulation of caste discrimination. It highlights the difficulty of capturing caste in international and domestic law, and suggests solutions. Its aim is to contribute to the task of understanding how to secure effective legal protection from and prevention of ...

Executive Clemency Comparative and Empirical Perspectives

Executive Clemency: Comparative and Empirical Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Daniel Pascoe, Andrew Novak
April 29, 2022

Nearly every country in the world has a mechanism for executive clemency, which, though residual in most legal systems, serves as a vital due process safeguard and as an outlet for leniency in punishment. While the origins of clemency lie in the historical prerogative powers of once-absolute rulers...

The Workings of Human Rights, Law and Justice A Journey from Nepal to Nobel Nominee

The Workings of Human Rights, Law and Justice: A Journey from Nepal to Nobel Nominee

1st Edition

By Surya P. Subedi, QC
April 22, 2022

Drawing on the personal experience of a leading international jurist, this book provides insights into the workings of international law and human rights from a global perspective that transcends the traditional divide between the West and the East, and the Global South and Global North. The work ...

Indigenous Children’s Right to Participate in Law and Policy Development

Indigenous Children’s Right to Participate in Law and Policy Development

1st Edition

By Holly Doel-Mackaway
September 29, 2021

This book presents a model for reforming and developing Indigenous related legislation and policy, not only in Australia, but also in other jurisdictions. The model provides guidance about how to seek, listen to and respond to the voices of Indigenous children and young people. The participation of...

Global Reflections on Children’s Rights and the Law 30 Years After the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Global Reflections on Children’s Rights and the Law: 30 Years After the Convention on the Rights of the Child

1st Edition

Edited By Ellen Marrus, Pamela Laufer-Ukeles
July 23, 2021

Thirty years after the adoption of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, this book provides diverse perspectives from countries and regions across the globe on its implementation, critique and potential for reform. The book revolves around key issues including progress in implementing the ...

Non-Governmental Organisations and the United Nations Human Rights System

Non-Governmental Organisations and the United Nations Human Rights System

1st Edition

By Fiona McGaughey
June 08, 2021

Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) have become important, although sometimes overlooked, actors in international human rights law. Although NGOs are not generally provided for in the hard law of treaties, they use the UN human rights system to hold Governments to account. A key way in which they...

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