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Advanced Introduction To International Human Rights Law, 2nd Edition

Advanced Introduction To International Human Rights Law, 2nd Edition

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  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781839103209
  • Published In: October 2020
  • Format: Paperback , 352 pages
  • Jurisdiction: International ? Disclaimer:
    Countri(es) stated herein are used as reference only

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    Now in its second edition, Dinah Shelton's pioneering book provides a uniquely accessible introduction to the history and the latest developments in international human rights law. Exploring the origins, customs and institutions that have emerged globally and regionally in the last two centuries, this incisive book guides readers through the major treaties and declarations that form the foundations of the discipline today.

    Key features of this rigorously revised second edition include:

    • Balanced, interdisciplinary coverage of both regional and international variations in human rights law, probing current challenges to the global regime
    • Concise yet scrupulous coverage of historical and philosophical themes that have culminated in the present legal regime
    • Updated statistics and ratification numbers to elucidate recent developments in human rights law

    Succinct and cutting-edge, this second edition will be an invaluable guide for seasoned academics and researchers in the field, as well as students at all levels who require a comprehensive introductory text. Its practical insights and key statistical data will also provide a versatile reference point for practitioners in the field.

  • Contents: 1. Concepts and Foundations 2. Historical Overview 3. International Institutions 4. The Law of Human Rights 5. The Rights Guaranteed 6. Obligations 7. Compliance and Monitoring Mechanisms 8. Complaint Procedures 9. Enforcement 10. Stock-taking Index

  • Dinah L. Shelton, Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law (emeritus), George Washington University Law School, US and former member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (2010–2014)

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