International Human Rights in a Nutshell

ISBN-10: 0314260145
ISBN-13: 9780314260147
Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)
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Description: A reliable source on international human rights law for students, practitioners, and professors. Provides an overview of the international, regional and domestic human rights systems. It includes developments at the ad hoc Tribunals for the former  More...

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Book details

List price: $31.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: West Academic
Publication date: 1/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 450
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

A reliable source on international human rights law for students, practitioners, and professors. Provides an overview of the international, regional and domestic human rights systems. It includes developments at the ad hoc Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda in the context of applicable principles of international humanitarian law. Discover the history behind international human rights, including the institutional context from which they evolved. Features expert review of human rights norms and identifies new developments in this area.

Thomas Buergenthal is a judge at the International Court of Justice at The Hague. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he served as the first US Judge and later, President, of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. He has also served as a member of the UN Human Rights Committee. He has authored over a dozen books on international law, and is the subject of a biography, entitled Tommy , by the Norwegian humanitarian and UNICEF founder, Odd Nansen. Judge Buergenthal was also the co-recipient of the 2008 Gruber Foundation International Justice Prize.

Dinah Shelton is Professor of International Law at Notre Dame Law School, Centre for Human Rights.

Preface
Acknowledgment
Table of Cases
Historical Antecedents of International Human Rights Law
The United Nations Human Rights System
The European System for the Protection of Human Rights
The Inter-American Human Rights System
The African System of Human and Peoples' Rights
Humanitarian Law
The U.S. and International Human Rights
Non-Governmental Human Rights Organizations
Author Index
Subject Index

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