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Texts and Materials on International Human Rights

5th Edition

By Rhona K.M. Smith


600 pages

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Texts and Materials on International Human Rights offers a carefully tailored overview of the subject that covers sources and theories, institutions and structures, and substantive rights. The fourth edition is fully updated to include all key developments in the law, in particular issues around reform in the UN and the topical application of human rights around the world.

This collection of materials offers a comprehensive overview of the institutional structures relevant to international human rights law, crucial to the understanding of how law works in this challenging area. Designed to guide students through the fundamental texts for this subject, the author’s commentary contextualises each extract to explain its relevance, while highlighted further reading makes links to cutting edge academic commentary to provide next steps for student research.

Offering a clear text design that distinguishes between materials and author commentary, and including reflective questions throughout to aid understanding, this book is ideal for students seeking to engage with the key issues in the study of international human rights.

Table of Contents

1. Sources of International Human Rights; 2. Key Concepts: Universality, Interdependence and Categories of Rights; 3. States and Treaty Obligations; 4. Human Rights Organisations and Key Institutions: United Nations and International Entities; 5. Regional Human Rights Organisations and Key Institutions; 6. Monitoring and Enforcing Human Rights: Extra-Conventional Mechanisms; 7. Implementing Human Rights Treaties: Committees and Courts; 8. Extending the Duties to Protect and Respect Human Rights: Non-State Actors; 9. Protecting Children; 10. Human Rights Defenders; 11. Indigenous Peoples and their Rights; 12. Detainees, Prisoners and Convicts; 13. The Protection of Refugees, Stateless Persons and Internally Displaced People; 14. Protecting and Promoting the Rights of Women; 15. Emerging Issues and Challenges

About the Author

Dr Rhona Smith is Professor of International Human Rights at Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / International