Law: Human Rights Law & Civil Liberties

  • Slavery and the Death Penalty: A Study in Abolition book cover

    Slavery and the Death Penalty

    A Study in Abolition, 1st Edition

    By Bharat Malkani

    It has long been acknowledged that the death penalty in the United States of America has been shaped by the country’s history of slavery and racial violence, but this book considers the lesser-explored relationship between the two practices’ respective abolitionist movements. The book explains how…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
    Routledge

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law book cover

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law

    1st Edition

    By Peri Bearman

    Edited by Rudolph Peters

    This book surveys secondary literature on the biggest questions that have animated the field of Islamic law since its beginnings. It offers scholars and graduate students a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of research in a particular area.…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Social-Environmental Conflicts, Extractivism and Human Rights in Latin America book cover

    Social-Environmental Conflicts, Extractivism and Human Rights in Latin America

    1st Edition

    Edited by Malayna Raftopoulos

    This book focuses on the issues of global environmental injustice and human rights violations and explores the scope and limits of the potential of human rights to influence environmental justice. It offers a multidisciplinary perspective on contemporary development discussions, analysing some of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Guatemala, the Question of Genocide book cover

    Guatemala, the Question of Genocide

    1st Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth A. Oglesby, Diane M. Nelson

    In Guatemala, it was called the "trial of the century": the 2013 prosecution of former de facto head of state (1982-1983) General José Efraín Ríos Montt and his intelligence chief, General José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity against the Maya-Ixil…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • China, Cultural Heritage, and International Law book cover

    China, Cultural Heritage, and International Law

    1st Edition

    By Hui Zhong

    China is a country that is rich in antiquities, but it is also a victim of looting that occurred during the period from the First Opium War to the end of the Japanese Occupation (1840–1945) when innumerable cultural objects were lost overseas. The Chinese Government insists on asserting its…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Personal Autonomy in Plural Societies: A Principle and its Paradoxes book cover

    Personal Autonomy in Plural Societies

    A Principle and its Paradoxes, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marie-Claire Foblets, Michele Graziadei, Alison Renteln

    This volume addresses the exercise of personal autonomy in contemporary situations of normative pluralism. In the Western liberal tradition, from a strictly legal and theoretical perspective the social individual has the right to exercise the autonomy of his or her will. In a context of legal…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Campbell Legacy: Reflections on the Tort of Misuse of Private Information book cover

    The Campbell Legacy

    Reflections on the Tort of Misuse of Private Information, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas D.C. Bennett, Daithí Mac Síthigh

    In 2004, a judgment from the highest court in the UK gave birth to a new era of privacy law. That case, brought by the supermodel Naomi Campbell against Mirror Group Newspapers, is today rightly regarded as a turning point for the protection of individuals’ privacy. The case is seen as the turning…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Social Networks as the New Frontier of Terrorism: #Terror book cover

    Social Networks as the New Frontier of Terrorism

    #Terror, 1st Edition

    By Laura Scaife

    Terrorism. Why does this word grab our attention so? Propaganda machines have adopted modern technology as a means to always have their content available. Regardless of the hour or time zone, information is being shared by somebody, somewhere. Social media is a game changer influencing the way…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Second Amendment and Gun Control: Freedom, Fear, and the American Constitution book cover

    The Second Amendment and Gun Control

    Freedom, Fear, and the American Constitution, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin Yuill, Joe Street

    The Second Amendment, by far the most controversial amendment to the US Constitution, will soon celebrate its 225th anniversary. Yet, despite the amount of ink spilled over this controversy, the debate continues on into the 21st century. Initially written with a view towards protecting the nascent…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Political and Legal Approaches to Human Rights book cover

    Political and Legal Approaches to Human Rights

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tom Campbell, Kylie Bourne

    This collection explores and illustrates issues arising from ‘political’ approaches to human rights in contrast to the more traditional ‘moral’ approaches. Moral approaches conceptualize and justify human rights in terms of priority rights which are both universal and moral. In contrast, political…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Politics and Law of Democratic Transition: Caretaker Government in Bangladesh book cover

    The Politics and Law of Democratic Transition

    Caretaker Government in Bangladesh, 1st Edition

    By Sonia Zaman Khan

    Peaceful legal and political ‘changing of the guards’ is taken for granted in developed democracies, but is not evident everywhere. As a relatively new democracy, marred by long periods of military rule, Bangladesh has been encountering serious problems because of a prevailing culture of mistrust,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The UN Security Council and Domestic Actors: Distance in international law book cover

    The UN Security Council and Domestic Actors

    Distance in international law, 1st Edition

    By Machiko Kanetake

    This book analyses the exercise of authority by the UN Security Council and its subsidiary organs over individuals. The UN Security Council was created in 1945 as an outcome of World War II under the predominant assumption that it exercises its authority against states. Under this assumption, the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

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