The International Law of Human Rights (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780190304249

Adam McBeth; Justine Nolan; Simon Rice
688 Pages
190 x 245 mm
Pub date
Jun 2017
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The International Law of Human Rights examines the fundamentals of human rights law from the advent of the United Nations Charter through to the challenging contemporary issues facing the human rights regime.

The second edition introduces the intricacies of human rights law and provides up-to-date coverage of human rights issues while exploring emerging areas of human rights law. Expert author commentary illuminates a range of examples while Snapshots throughout the text demonstrate real life decisions, thoroughly covering the scope of human rights law.

This text has been restructured and comprehensively updated throughout to reflect current legislation, cases and international jurisprudence and is the ideal text for students of human rights law.


Part 1 Introducing Human Rights
1 The International Bill of Human Rights
2 Concepts of 'Human Rights'

Part 2 The Substantive Rights
3 Civil and Political Rights
4 Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Part 3 The International Human Rights Framework
5 International Law
6 The United Nations Charter Bodies
7 The Human Rights Treaty System
8 Regional Mechanisms
9 The Australian Position

Part 4 Focus Issus in Human Rights
10 Human Rights in Armed Conflict
11 Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and the Impact of Human Rights
12 Children
13 Corporations
14 Indigenous Peoples
15 People with Disabilities
16 Refugees and Stateless Persons
17 Women
18 Workers
19 Emerging Rights

About the author: 

Adam McBeth is an Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law in the Faculty of Law at Monash University and Barrister at the Victorian Bar.; Justine Nolan is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, Associate Dean and Deputy Director of the Australian Human Rights Centre at the University of New South Wales.; Simon Rice, OAM is a Professor of Law in the ANU College of Law at the Australian National University.

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