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Innovative mix of theory and practice, coupled with engaging writing style and integrated interviews to guarantee students' interest and understanding.
The Sixth Edition of International Human Rights provides students with an accessible, problem-based pedagogy that forces them consider the fundamental human rights issues of from political and legal perspectives. Balancing practical considerations and underlying theory, this outstanding and newly expanded authorship team delivers a comprehensive text that examines the historical underpinnings and contemporary considerations that animate human rights efforts across the globe. Professors and students will benefit from: Streamlined text with contents being more intuitive; eliminating the underutilized section on International Criminal Law and reapportioning those materials elsewhere, and condensing the International Humanitarian Law section. Thoroughly updated text that includes recent scholarship, reports from International Tribunals, and changes in International Human Rights landscape. An incorporation of recent resolutions from international tribunals and decisions for international adjudicatory bodies.
The book, written with a rich teaching and research experience of the author, emphasises the critical evaluation of contemporary human rights law and practice with special reference to India. It also evaluates the ongoing discourse on various issues relating to life, liberty, equality and human dignity and their reflections in international human rights law referring the state practices through constitutional guarantees, judicial decisions as well as through enacting appropriate legislations. This lucid and comprehensive book is logically organised into nine chapters. Beginning with the theoretical foundations of human rights law referring to origin, development and theories of human rights at preliminary level, the book proceeds to “International Bill of Human Rights” demonstrating various facets of civil and political rights as well as economic, social and cultural rights. It further discusses the importance of human rights law in protection against inhuman wrongs and examines a large number of debates concerning human right to development and protection of environment. Then, it moves on to explore various issues relating to human rights in Indian Constitutional Law. The latter part of the book emphasises on the protection of rights of women and children, which has been the focal point of all human rights discussions. It also deals with the scope and ambit of the rights of indigenous peoples and minorities including their protection. At the end, the book examines the utility and justifications of human rights law in protecting the rights of people with disabilities (divyang).Though the book is primarily designed for LLB, BA LLB and LLM and courses on human rights, it will be equally beneficial for the researchers, academicians, jurists, lawyers, judges as well as members of civil society.
International Human Rights Law & Practice: Cases, Treaties and Materials integrates the law of international tribunals and provides a comparative analysis of this jurisprudence with US and foreign law. Developed as a practitioner's deskbook, it presents extracts from cases frequently unavailable in law libraries for use in pleadings. Civil rights and criminal defense attorneys will discover that international law affords more protection to their clients than local law. Because customary international law is binding on many domestic courts, international law governing--e.g., gay/lesbian rights, racial discrimination, immigrants' rights, use of force, workers' rights, And The death penalty--is indispensable to US civil rights and criminal defense attorneys facing unfavorable domestic law. The book is supported by a documentary supplement volume which includes the full text of all relevant treaties, conventions, procedural rules, case flow charts and model pleadings. Together, these two volumes provide a complete resource for attorneys and professors desiring to become active in the international human rights field.
International Human Rights Law & Practice: Cases, Treaties and Materials integrates the law of international tribunals and provides a comparative analysis of this jurisprudence with US and foreign law. Developed as a practitioner's deskbook, it presents extracts from cases frequently unavailable in law libraries for use in pleadings. Civil rights and criminal defense attorneys will discover that international law affords more protection to their clients than local law. Because customary international law is binding on many domestic courts, international law governing--e.g., gay/lesbian rights, racial discrimination, immigrants' rights, use of force, workers' rights, And The death penalty--is indispensable to US civil rights and criminal defense attorneys facing unfavorable domestic law. The book is supported by a documentary supplement volume which includes the full text of all relevant treaties, conventions, procedural rules, case flow charts and model pleadings. Together, these two volumes provide a complete resource for attorneys and professors desiring to become active in the international human rights field.
Together with new co-author Hurst Hannum, Richard Lillich has completely updated International Human Rights: Problems of Law, Policy, and Practice to reflect all the latest developments in Yugoslaiva, Haiti, Rwanda, and worldwide. the new edition of this leading book offers a comprehensive presentation of critical issues and events that reflect the advances and challenges of enforcing human rights in the post-cold war era. Organized around 13 realistic problems, this book examines substantive and procedural considerations for a wide range of human rights issues-the role of the U.N., customary international law, economic sanctions, the use of force, international criminal law, as using the criminal process to enforce human rights law and protecting human rights in times of armed conflict and war. New materials includes: U.S. obligations as a party to important human rights treaties more attention to economic and social rights new mechanisms developed by the U.N. to deal with a range of human rights violations greater focus on the creation of new human rights norms, including new rights for vulnerable groups increased discussion of the interamerican system for protecting human rights, including lawmaking by the Interamerican Court of Human Rights A wide range of diverse materials-from treaties to articles and newspaper clippings-stimulate student interest and enhance classroom discussion.
International Human Rights Law & Practice: Cases, Treaties and Materials integrates the law of international tribunals and provides a comparative analysis of this jurisprudence with US and foreign law. Developed as a practitioner's deskbook, it presents extracts from cases frequently unavailable in law libraries for use in pleadings. Civil rights and criminal defense attorneys will discover that international law affords more protection to their clients than local law. Because customary international law is binding on many domestic courts, international law governing--e.g., gay/lesbian rights, racial discrimination, immigrants' rights, use of force, workers' rights, and the death penalty--is indispensable to US civil rights and criminal defense attorneys facing unfavorable domestic law. The book is supported by a documentary supplement volume which includes the full text of all relevant treaties, conventions, procedural rules, case flow charts and model pleadings. Together, these two volumes provide a complete resource for attorneys and professors desiring to become active in the international human rights field.

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