International Human Rights Law Sourcebook

Author: Andrew M. Borene
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781627224093
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This comprehensive sourcebook edited by esteemed professionals, is a compilation of important human rights documents: universal declaration of human rights, international covenant on civil and political rights, UN documents and many more that are critical to understanding and promoting human rights. As part of a sister volume (The International Law (Law of Armed Conflict) Sourcebook - being released in Spring of 2014), together or individually each serves as an excellent resource to anyone involved in understanding and defending the current laws and rules. Students, professors, lawyers, human rights activists and those interested in the legal regime governing human rights litigation and policy should not be without this single-source for the increasingly important body of law.

International Humanitarian Law law of Armed Conflict Sourcebook

Author: Andrew M. Borene
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781627225137
Format: PDF, ePub
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The International Humanitarian Law (Law of Armed Conflict) Sourcebook is a comprehensive compilation of the major source documents of International Humanitarian Law. Whether alone as a reference on the laws of armed conflict, or combined into a set as a companion volume with The International Human Rights Law Sourcebook to complete a picture of complementary bodies of international law, this ready-reference will be invaluable to lawyers, policymakers, military leaders, nongovernmental organizations and academics around the world.

Sourcebook on Public International Law

Author: Tim Hillier
Publisher: Cavendish Publishing
ISBN: 1843143801
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This work is primarily aimed at the law student, although it may also be of relevance to those studying international relations. It covers the main topics of public international law and is designed to serve both as a textbook and as a case and materials book.

Human Rights Manual and Sourcebook for Africa

Author: Keir Starmer
Publisher: BIICL
ISBN: 0903067846
Format: PDF, Docs
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At a time when the issue of human rights in Africa is making many advances, Human Rights Sourcebook and Manual for Africa introduces easy-to-use jurisprudence. The first section covers key principles and human rights norms which are detailed in straightforward language. The second section is devoted to the death penalty, detailing the relevant provisions from both international and regional instruments and offering a comparative commentary as to how the principles and relevant rights relate to the death penalty. The third section summarizes key case law from international, regional and domestic African courts and tribunals. The case summaries detail the facts and decisions and include a headnote of relevant concepts for quick reference. The fourth section focuses on thirteen African countries, yet the reports are a useful comparative resource for all countries. From conducting the research and compiling the material for this final section, it is apparent that nothing like this has been attempted before in Africa. Much of the work emanates from primary research and investigation conducted by local research teams in the individual countries. Investigative research includes visiting prisons, physically counting the individuals on death row and interviewing the detainees to obtain their age and the length of time they had been on death row.

Human Rights in the Post 9 11 World

Author: Bethany Barratt
Publisher: International Debate Education Assn
ISBN:
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Human Rights in the Post-9/11 World draws on the insights of top scholars in law, political science, and philosophy from across the international community to explore four broad questions: How have definitions of warfare and the legal and philosophical restraints on violence that have emerged around war changed since 9/11? What are the broader implications of these changes for international human rights law? To what extent have these changes altered domestic human rights practices? What can we predict about the future of the international human rights regime? Four thematic sections address: 9/11 and changing definitions of warfare, 9/11's impact on international law, The relationship between freedom from terror and other human rights, Human rights and international organizations since 9/11 Book jacket.

The Law of International Human Rights Protection

Author: Walter Kälin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191018686
Format: PDF, ePub
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Human rights are invoked on many occasions. But are they more than lofty values and abstract principles? In providing a concise but comprehensive overview of international human rights protection at the global and regional levels, this book offers an introduction to the ideas, conceptual underpinnings, and doctrine of international human rights law including the sources, legal nature, and scope of application of human rights obligations. The issues of implementation and enforceability at the domestic, regional, and universal level are explored, and the impact of the recently established Human Rights Council is assessed. The substantive guarantees covering economic, social, and cultural as well as civil and political rights based on the case law of UN treaty bodies and relevant regional courts are evaluated. This book shows that human rights are real rights creating legal entitlements for those who are protected by them and imposing legal obligations on those bound by them. It explores the various mechanisms set up by the international community to monitor the implementation of human rights guarantees and to decide individual cases brought to the attention of human rights courts and quasi-judicial bodies at the international level. Its last part contains a detailed exploration of the meanings of human rights guarantees, such as the right to life, the prohibition of torture, non-discrimination, economic rights, and many others.

Sharia Muslim States and International Human Rights Treaty Obligations

Author: Nisrine Abiad
Publisher: BIICL
ISBN: 9781905221417
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This research â?? undertaken from a comparative perspective with a view to identifying any patterns followed by Islamic countries in making declarations and reservations to the main international human rights treaties â?? measures and analyzes to what extent Sharia affects the ratification and implementation of human rights norms by Muslim States. An analysis of the various roles of Sharia reveals different approaches in the use of Islamic considerations by Muslim States. At an international level, Sharia has always been used upon the ratification of international human rights treaties to limit the scope of the State's engagement. Internally, however, some recent examples of legislative amendments and judicial activities demonstrate that Sharia is and can be used to achieve a better translation of human rights norms into domestic practice.

Author: Adineh Abghari
Publisher: BIICL
ISBN: 9781905221370
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From 2005 to 2008, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law has been conducting a comprehensive project on human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The project's focus is to promote human rights as a central part of the dialogue in which the European Union and Iran have been engaged since 2002. This publication is one of the outputs of that project, designed as a practical guide and reference book for foreign jurists and human rights defenders. It deals with Iran's legal system and its internal safeguards for human rights. This book covers the political structure of Iran, the history of the judiciary in Iran, the sources and nature of Iranian law, and the internal safeguards for fundamental freedoms and rights.

Privacy Law Sourcebook 2016

Author: Rotenberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781893044029
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The Privacy Law Sourcebook is the leading resource for students, attorneys, researchers, and journalists interested in privacy law in the United States and around the world. It includes major US privacy laws such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Communications Act, the Privacy Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Video Privacy Protection Act, and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The Sourcebook also includes key international privacy frameworks including the OECD Privacy Guidelines, the OECD Cryptography Guidelines, and European Union Directives for both Data Protection and Privacy and Electronic Communications. The Privacy Law Sourcebook 2016 has been updated and expanded to include recent developments such as the United Nations Resolution on Right to Privacy, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation, the USA Freedom Act, and the US Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. The Sourcebook also includes an extensive resources section with useful websites and contact information for privacy agencies, organizations, and publications.