The International Law of Human Rights

Second Edition

Adam McBeth, Justine Nolan, Simon Rice

The International Law of Human Rights

Second Edition

Adam McBeth, Justine Nolan, Simon Rice

ISBN:

9780190304249

Binding:

Paperback

Published:

22 Jun 2017

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Description

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.


NEW TO THIS EDITION

  • New chapter on International Law:
    • Public international law and the role of state sovereignty
    • International human rights law as a branch of public international law
    • The relationship between international law and municipal law
  • New chapter on Emerging Rights:
    • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity rights
    • Environmental rights
    • Extra-territorial human rights obligations
  • Chapters 10, 11 and 13 significantly revised with expanded discussions on:
    • Armed Conflict
    • Terrorism and Counter-terrorism
    • Corporations and human rights

Contents

    PART I: INTRODUCING HUMAN RIGHTS
  1. The International Bill of Human Rights
  2. Concepts of ‘Human Rights’

  3. PART 2: SUBSTANTIVE RIGHTS
  4. Civil and Political Rights
  5. Economic, Social and Cultural rights

  6. PART 3: THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FRAMEWORK
  7. International Law
  8. The United Nations Charter Bodies
  9. The Human Rights Treaty System
  10. Regional Mechanisms
  11. The Australian Position

  12. PART 4: FOCUS ISSUES IN HUMAN RIGHTS
  13. Human Rights in Armed Conflict
  14. Terrorism and Counter-terrorism
  15. Children
  16. Corporations
  17. Indigenous Peoples
  18. People with Disabilities
  19. Refugees and Stateless Persons
  20. Women
  21. Workers
  22. Emerging Rights

Authors

Adam McBeth - Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Faculty of Law, Monash University and Barrister at the Victorian Bar

Justine Nolan - Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Associate Dean and Deputy Director, Australian Human Rights Centre, University of New South Wales

Simon Rice OAM - Professor of Law, College of Law, Australian National University

Sample Pages

Read a sample from The International Law of Human Rights second edition:

Chapter 1: The International Bill of Human Rights