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Routledge Studies in Human Rights


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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.

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Childism, Intersectionality and the Rights of the Child The Myth of a Happy Childhood

Childism, Intersectionality and the Rights of the Child: The Myth of a Happy Childhood

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Rebecca Adami
August 19, 2024

This book is the first to comprehensively develop the concept of childism to understand, study, and analyze age-based discrimination against children. It presents a critical theory to help comprehend intersecting prejudice against children and to examine the weak implementation of the UN Convention...

Border Deaths at Sea under the Right to Life in the European Convention on Human Rights

Border Deaths at Sea under the Right to Life in the European Convention on Human Rights

1st Edition

By Lisa-Marie Komp
May 27, 2024

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...

Human Rights and Political Dissent in Central Europe Between the Helsinki Accords and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Human Rights and Political Dissent in Central Europe: Between the Helsinki Accords and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

State-Building, Rule of Law, Good Governance and Human Rights in Post-Soviet Space Thirty Years Looking Back

State-Building, Rule of Law, Good Governance and Human Rights in Post-Soviet Space: Thirty Years Looking Back

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

US Counterterrorism and the Human Rights of Foreigners Abroad Putting the Gloves Back On?

US Counterterrorism and the Human Rights of Foreigners Abroad: Putting the Gloves Back On?

1st Edition

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 ...

Human Rights and Climate Change The Law on Loss and Damage

Human Rights and Climate Change: The Law on Loss and Damage

1st Edition

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 ...

States, Human Rights, and Distant Strangers The Normative Justification of Extraterritorial Obligations in Human Rights Law

States, Human Rights, and Distant Strangers: The Normative Justification of Extraterritorial Obligations in Human Rights Law

1st Edition

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 ...

International Attention and the Protection of Human Rights Defenders Campaigning for Agents of Change

International Attention and the Protection of Human Rights Defenders: Campaigning for Agents of Change

1st Edition

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 ...

Understanding Domestic Violence as a Gender-based Human Rights Violation National and International contexts

Understanding Domestic Violence as a Gender-based Human Rights Violation: National and International contexts

1st Edition

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 ...

Minorities, Free Speech and the Internet

Minorities, Free Speech and the Internet

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

Protecting Human Rights Defenders at Risk

Protecting Human Rights Defenders at Risk

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

Actualizing Human Rights Global Inequality, Future People, and Motivation

Actualizing Human Rights: Global Inequality, Future People, and Motivation

1st Edition

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 ...

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