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Textbook on International Human Rights (6th edition)

ISBN : 9780199672813

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¥5,841
Author: 
Rhona Smith
Pages
448 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
174 x 246 mm
Pub date
Dec 2013
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Textbook on International Human Rights provides a concise introduction for students new to the subject. Clearly written and broad in scope, this popular text gives a concise introduction to international human rights, including regional systems of protection and the key substantive rights. The author skilfully guides you through the complexities of the subject, making it accessible to those with little or no prior legal knowledge. Key cases and areas of debate are highlighted throughout, and a wealth of references to cases and further readings provided at the end of each chapter. Textbook on International Human Rights continues to be relied upon by students worldwide as the first book to turn to for clear and accurate coverage. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which features an online casebook, updates in the law, and an annotated list of web links to help with your research.

Index: 

1. Introduction
2. Historical background
3. The United Nations
4. The International Bill of Human Rights
5. The United Nations organizational structure
6. Regional protection of human rights
7. Europe
8. The Organization of American States
9. The African Union
10. Monitoring, implementing, and enforcing human rights
11. Substantive rights - general comments
12. Equality and non-discrimination
13. The right to life
14. Freedom from torture
cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment or punishment
15. The rights to liberty of person
16. Equality before the law - the right to a fair trial
17. The right to self-determination
18. Freedom of expression
19. The right to work
20. The right to education and human rights education
21. Minority rights
22. Group rights
23. Looking to the future

About the author: 

Rhona K.M. Smith is Professor of International Human Rights at Northumbria University.

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