This book includes a set of studies and reflections that have emerged since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Encompassing a number of human rights, such as the right to environmental protection, the right to humanitarian aid, and the right to democratic governance, this collection focuses on issues and areas that were not originally mentioned or foreseen in the Declaration but that have since developed into salient topics.
These developing rights are considered in the light of contemporary national and international law, as well as against the wider picture and the contexts in which human rights may have effect. Moreover, the topics covered take in a wide range of research fields, including law, politics and criminology.
Emerging Areas of Human Rights in the 21st Century is aimed primarily at undergraduate and postgraduate students, and scholars interested in international law, human rights and politics.
Introduction Marco Odello and Sofia Cavandoli 1. "Virtual World, Real Rights?" Human Rights and the Internet Diane Rowland 2. The Dilemma of Intervention: Human Rights and the UN Security Council Emma McClean 3. The Contribution of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to the Promotion and Protection of Democracy in International Law Richard Burchill and Sofia Cavandoli 4. Human Rights Dimensions of Contemporary Environmental Protection Engobo Emeseh 5. Offenders, Deviants or Patients? Human Rights and the Incarcerated Offender Gareth Norris 6. Indigenous Rights in the Constitutional State Marco Odello 7. An International Convention on the Rights of Older People? John Williams 8. Humanitarian Aid, Human Rights and Corruption Indira Carr and Susan Breau
This series contains thought-provoking and original scholarship on human rights law. The books address civil and political rights as well social, cultural and economic rights, and explore international, regional and domestic legal orders. The legal status, content, obligations and application of specific rights will be analysed as well as treaties, mechanisms and institutions designed to promote and protect rights.