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Texts and Materials on International Human Rights

3rd Edition

By Rhona K.M. Smith


576 pages

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Paperback: 9780415540681
pub: 2013-04-12
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Text and Materials on International Human Rights offers a carefully tailored overview of the subject, divided into four sections that cover: sources and theories; institutions and structures; substantive rights; and a new concluding section on the challenges for human rights law. The third edition is fully updated to include all key developments, in particular issues around torture, terrorism and international criminal law.

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

Part I Sources of International Human Rights Key Concepts: Universality, Interdependence and Categories of Rights Positive obligations and Categories of Rights Part II States and Treaty Obligations The Organisational Structures and Key Institutions Monitoring and Enforcing Human Rights: Extra-conventional mechanisms Treaty Monitoring Bodies: Committees and Courts National Institutions and International Human Rights Extending the duties to protect and respect human rights (non-State actors) Reforming the human rights system Part III Protecting Children; Detainees, prisoners and Convictees Indigenous Peoples and their Rights The Protection of Refugees, Stateless Persons and Internally Displaced People Protecting and Promoting the Rights of Women Part IV Challenges for International Human Rights Law

About the Author

Rhona Smith is Professor of International Human Rights at Northumbria University.

Subject Categories

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