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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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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

Ayşe Güneş
December 01, 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

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

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

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

Cornelia Klocker
May 20, 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

Viera Pejchal
May 06, 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

David Kosař, Jan Petrov, Katarína Šipulová, Hubert Smekal, Ladislav Vyhnánek, Jozef Janovský
March 17, 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

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...

Human Rights and America's War on Terror

Human Rights and America's War on Terror

1st Edition

Satvinder S. Juss
February 25, 2020

This volume examines the success of the 9/11 attacks in undermining the cherished principles of Western democracy, free speech and tolerance, which were central to US values. It is argued that this has led to the USA fighting disastrous wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and to sanctioning the use of ...

The Human Rights Council The Impact of the Universal Periodic Review in Africa

The Human Rights Council The Impact of the Universal Periodic Review in Africa

1st Edition

Damian Etone
January 31, 2020

This book examines the engagement of African states with the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism. This human rights mechanism is known for its pacific and non-confrontational approach to monitoring state human rights implementation. Coming at the end of ...

Human Rights Law and Evidence-Based Policy The Impact of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency

Human Rights Law and Evidence-Based Policy The Impact of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency

1st Edition

Rosemary Byrne, Han Entzinger
December 16, 2019

The EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) was established to provide evidence-based policy advice to EU institutions and Member States. By blending social science research with traditional normative work, it aims to influence human rights policy processes through new ways of framing empirical ...

Women's Health and the Limits of Law Domestic and International Perspectives

Women's Health and the Limits of Law Domestic and International Perspectives

1st Edition

Irehobhude O. Iyioha
December 12, 2019

Despite some significant advances in the creation and protection of rights affecting women’s health, these do not always translate into actual health benefits for women. This collection asks: 'What is an effective law and what influences law’s effectiveness or ineffectiveness? What dynamics, ...

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