International Human Rights Problems of Law, Policy and Practice

ISBN-10: 0735598142
ISBN-13: 9780735598140
Edition: 5th 2011 (Revised)
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List price: $239.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 2/8/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1272
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.158
Language: English

This long-awaited revision presents a refreshing new alternative for studentsand instructors. INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS: Problems of Law, Policy, andPractice, Fourth Edition, takes a problem-oriented approach to covering allglobal and regional human rights systems as they currently operate, along witha discussion of the theoretical foundations of human rights, US foreign policyand human rights, and key current issues.This student-friendly casebook:retains a problem-oriented focus designed to help students understandcontemporary debates about human rights from a political as well as a legalperspectiveaddresses practical issues of implementation, as well as recent developmentsin substantive human rights jurisprudence in Europe, Latin America, andnational courtscontrasts differing views on the theory and practice of humanitarianintervention in Kosovo, Rwanda, Darfur, and elsewherediscusses the theoretical foundations of human rights and cultural relativismexamines historical developments in human rights as well as current problemsThis significant revision addresses the many changes in human rights over thelast 10 years, with:the additional insight of two new authors: James Anaya has written severalbooks and numerous articles about international human rights and the rights ofNative Americans. Dinah Shelton is the author of two prize-winning books onhuman rights as well as many articles on international law, human rights law,and international environmental law.extensive new material alongside the best of the original Lillich and Hannumedition, carefully updated for today¿s classesa thorough discussion of the impact on human rights of the ¿war on terrorism,¿including analysis of command responsibility for the mistreatment of prisonersin Abu Ghraib and the legality of detention without trial at Guantanamonew material on indigenous rights, the environment, and the responsibility ofcorporations and other non-state actors for human rights violationsadded discussions of freedom of expression and religion and the InternationalCriminal CourtAn author website to support classroom instruction using this title isavailable athttp://www.aspenlawschool.com/lillich4

Hurst Hannum is Professor of International Law at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He has served as counsel in cases before the European and Inter-American Commissions on Human Rights and the United Nations.

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

The Concept of Human Rights
Guaranteeing Human Rights by Treaty
The Development of Human Rights Norms Through Non-binding Instruments
Human Rights in Extremis
Who is Obligated to Promote and Protect Human Rights?
Domestic Enforcement Mechanisms
UN Mechanisms for Addressing Violations of Human Rights
The European System for the Protection of Human Rights
Human Rights in the Americas
Coercing Compliance with Human Rights Norms: Sanctions and Armed Intervention
International Criminal Law
The Problem of Fact-Finding and Evidence
Human Rights and Foreign Policy

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