The Routledge Human Rights series publishes high quality and cross-disciplinary scholarship on topics of key importance in human rights today. In a world where human rights are both celebrated and contested, this series is committed to create stronger links between disciplines and explore new methodological and theoretical approaches in human rights research. Aimed towards both scholars and human rights professionals, the series strives to provide both critical analysis and policy-oriented research in an accessible form. The series welcomes work on specific human rights issues as well as on cross-cutting themes and institutional perspectives.
Human Rights and Political Dissent in Central Europe Between the Helsinki Accords and the Fall of the Berlin Wall
State-Building, Rule of Law, Good Governance and Human Rights in Post-Soviet Space Thirty Years Looking Back
US Counterterrorism and the Human Rights of Foreigners Abroad Putting the Gloves Back On?
States, Human Rights, and Distant Strangers The Normative Justification of Extraterritorial Obligations in Human Rights Law
International Attention and the Protection of Human Rights Defenders Campaigning for Agents of Change
Understanding Domestic Violence as a Gender-based Human Rights Violation National and International contexts
Minorities, Free Speech and the Internet
By Jakub Tyszkiewicz
January 29, 2024
This volume examines to what extent the positive atmosphere created by the Helsinki Accords contributed to the change in political circumstances seen in the countries of Central Europe, under Soviet domination. It focuses in particular on - firstly - a consequent new impetus to bolster human ...
By Lucia Leontiev, Punsara Amarasinghe
January 29, 2024
This edited book analyses the issues of state-building, the rule of law and good governance, and human rights in the post-Soviet space after 30 years from the USSR dissolution. In doing so, it assesses the presence (or absence) and the level of influence of the Soviet legacies in the constructed ...
By Monika Heupel, Caiden Heaphy, Janina Heaphy
January 29, 2024
This book examines why the United States has introduced safeguards that are designed to prevent their counterterrorism policies from causing harm to non-US citizens beyond US territory. It investigates what made US policymakers take steps to "put the gloves back on" through five case studies on ...
By Linnéa Nordlander
November 30, 2023
This insightful and timely book examines the intersection of international climate change law and international human rights law with respect to loss and damage from climate change. Bringing together these two areas of the law, the volume reframes the debate on loss and damage law and offers the ...
By Angela Müller
October 24, 2023
This book combines legal and philosophical perspectives to address the question of whether states are bound by human rights when they act with effects on people abroad—states’ extraterritorial human rights obligations. Taking an innovative approach, it begins with a profound legal analysis of the ...
By Janika Spannagel
June 16, 2023
This book uses a practice-driven and empirically founded approach to address the question of whether and how international attention can protect and enable domestic human rights activists in authoritarian settings. It examines the untold origin story of the ‘human rights defender’ term and its ...
By Jurgita Bukauskaite
April 14, 2023
Examining the prevalent issue of domestic violence, this book breaks down the reasons behind the ineffectiveness of existing human rights instruments and the gaps in current legal systems failing those in need. Through a variety of key case studies, it reveals significant gaps in the legal ...
By Oscar Pérez de la Fuente, Alexander Tsesis, Jędrzej Skrzypczak
March 14, 2023
Minorities, Free Speech and the Internet explores the regulation of free speech online and offline. Views are divided as to how much regulation of the Internet is appropriate. Some argue that it should be an unregulated space for free content. On the other hand, in many democracies, online hate ...
By Alice Nah
January 09, 2023
This book assesses the construction, operation and effects of the international protection regime for human rights defenders, which has evolved significantly over the last twenty years in response to the risks people face as they promote and protect human rights. Drawing upon the experiences of ...
By Lisa-Marie Komp
November 17, 2022
This book focuses on border deaths at sea. It unravels how the interplay of the law of the sea and rules on jurisdiction widen the opportunity for states to make and enforce rules outside their territory, and questions whether this is also accompanied with an obligation to respect the right to life...
By Jos Philips
August 01, 2022
This book argues that ultimately human rights can be actualized, in two senses. By answering important challenges to them, the real-world relevance of human rights can be brought out; and people worldwide can be motivated as needed for realizing human rights. Taking a perspective from moral and ...
By Morten Kjaerum, Martha F. Davis, Amanda Lyons
June 30, 2021
This timely collection brings together original explorations of the COVID-19 pandemic and its wide-ranging, global effects on human rights. The contributors argue that a human rights perspective is necessary to understand the pervasive consequences of the crisis, while focusing attention on those ...