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

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Holly Doel-Mackaway
September 30, 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

Forthcoming

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
May 31, 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...

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

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

1st Edition

By Alice Wambui Macharia
February 23, 2021

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 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

By Ayşe Güneş
December 21, 2020

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 ...

Executive Clemency Comparative and Empirical Perspectives

Executive Clemency: Comparative and Empirical Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Daniel Pascoe, Andrew Novak
July 31, 2020

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...

Beyond Human Rights and the War on Terror

Beyond Human Rights and the War on Terror

1st Edition

Edited By Satvinder S. Juss
June 30, 2020

This edited collection provides a comprehensive, insightful, and detailed study of a vital area of public policy debate as it is currently occurring in countries across the world from India to South Africa and the United Kingdom to Australia. Bringing together academics and experts from a variety ...

Economic and Social Rights Law Incorporation, Justiciability and Principles of Adjudication

Economic and Social Rights Law: Incorporation, Justiciability and Principles of Adjudication

1st Edition

By Katie Boyle
June 30, 2020

This book develops principles of adjudication to facilitate accountability for violations of Economic and Social Rights. Economic and Social Rights engage with areas relating to social justice and their violation tends to impact on the most vulnerable members of society. Taking the UK as a case ...

Collective Punishment and Human Rights Law Addressing Gaps in International Law

Collective Punishment and Human Rights Law: Addressing Gaps in International Law

1st Edition

By Cornelia Klocker
May 28, 2020

This book analyses collective punishment in the context of human rights law. Collective punishment is a concept deriving from the law of armed conflict. It describes the punishment of a group for an act allegedly committed by one of its members and is prohibited in times of armed conflict. Although...

Hate Speech and Human Rights in Eastern Europe Legislating for Divergent Values

Hate Speech and Human Rights in Eastern Europe: Legislating for Divergent Values

1st Edition

By Viera Pejchal
May 12, 2020

Hate Speech and Human Rights. Democracies need to understand these terms to properly adapt their legal frameworks. Regulation of hate speech exposes underlining and sometimes invisible societal values such as security and public order, equality and non-discrimination, human dignity, and other ...

Domestic Judicial Treatment of European Court of Human Rights Case Law Beyond Compliance

Domestic Judicial Treatment of European Court of Human Rights Case Law: Beyond Compliance

1st Edition

By David Kosař, Jan Petrov, Katarína Šipulová, Hubert Smekal, Ladislav Vyhnánek, Jozef Janovský
March 16, 2020

The European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) suffers from the burgeoning caseload and challenges to its authority. This two-pronged crisis undermines the ECtHR’s legitimacy and consequently the functioning of the whole European human rights regime. Domestic courts can serve as welcome allies of the...

International Law and Violence Against Women Europe and the Istanbul Convention

International Law and Violence Against Women: Europe and the Istanbul Convention

1st Edition

Edited By Johanna Niemi, Lourdes Peroni, Vladislava Stoyanova
March 08, 2020

This book offers an in-depth and critical analysis of the Istanbul Convention, along with discussions on its impact and implications. The work highlights the place of the Convention in the landscape of international law and policies on violence against women and equality. The authors argue that the...

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