The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Author: Sarah Joseph
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191650234
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now in its third edition, this book is the authoritative text on one of the world's most important human rights treaties, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The Covenant is of universal relevance. Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1966 and in force from 1976, it commits the signatories and parties to respect the civil and political freedoms and rights of individuals. Monitored by the UN Human Rights Committee, the Covenant ratified by the majority of UN member states. The book meticulously extracts and analyzes the jurisprudence over nearly forty years of the UN Human Rights Committee, on each of the various ICCPR rights, including the right to life, the right to freedom from torture, the right of freedom of religion, the right of freedom of expression, and the right to privacy, as well as admissibility criteria under the First Optional Protocol. Key miscellaneous issues, such as reservations, derogations, and denunciations, are also thoroughly assessed. Comprehensively indexed and cross-referenced, this book offers elegant and straight-forward access to the jurisprudence of the Human Rights Committee and other UN human rights treaty bodies. Presented in a clear and illuminating manner, it will be of use to the judiciary, human rights practitioners, human rights activists, government institutions, academics, and students alike.

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Author: Sarah Joseph
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199285419
Format: PDF, Docs
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The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) is the most important human rights treaty in the world. Now fully updated and in its second edition, this book provides a comprehensive collation and analysis of the jurisprudence of the Human Rights Committee, the monitoring body established under the ICCPR. Presented in a clear and illuminating manner, this book will be of use to the judiciary, human rights practitioners, human rights activists, government institutions, academics, and students alike.

International Human Rights Law

Author: Olivier De Schutter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107063752
Format: PDF
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Fully updated edition offers coverage of new topics and a more student-friendly design, while retaining the original style and features.

International Human Rights Law

Author: Javaid Rehman
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9781405811811
Format: PDF
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Javaid Rehman emphasises the practical aspects of International Human Rights Law, and introduces the reader to the broad scope of the subject.

The International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights

Author: Ben Saul
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199640300
Format: PDF
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Economic, social and cultural rights are finally coming of age. This book brings together all essential documents, materials, and case law relating to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) - one of the most important human rights instruments in international law - and its Optional Protocol. This book presents extracts from primary materials alongside critical commentary and analysis, placing the documents in their wider context and situating economic, social, and cultural rights within the broader human rights framework.There is increasing interest internationally, regionally, and in domestic legal systems in the protection of economic, social, and cultural rights. The Optional Protocol of 2008 allows for individual communications to be made to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights after its entry into force in 2013. At the regional level, socio-economic rights are well embedded in human rights systems in Europe, Africa and the Americas. At the national level, constitutions and courts have increasingly regarded socio-economic rights as justiciable, narrowing the traditional divide with civil and political rights. This book contextualises these developments in the context of the ICESCR. It provides detailed analysis of the ICESCR structured around its articles, drawing on national as well as international case law and materials, and containing all of the key primary materials in its extensive appendices. This book is indispensible for the judiciary, human rights practitioners, government legal advisers and agencies, national human rights institutions, international organisations, regional human rights bodies, NGOs and human rights activists, academics, and students alike.

Sexuelle Orientierung im V lker und Europarecht

Author: Rebekka Wiemann
Publisher: BWV Verlag
ISBN: 3830528418
Format: PDF, ePub
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HauptbeschreibungRechtliche Regelungen zu sexueller Orientierung gehen weltweit erheblich auseinander. Wnhrend etwa in einigen Staaten gleichgeschlechtliche Paare verschiedengeschlechtlichen Paaren rechtlich gleichgestellt sind, wird in anderen Staaten einverstnndliche Homosexualitnt zwischen Erwachsenen verfolgt und teilweise mit schwerer Strafe belegt. Vor diesem Hintergrund analysiert diese Arbeit umfassend die vAlker- und europarechtlichen Vorgaben fr den Schutz sexueller Orientierung. Dabei werden alle relevanten Bereiche des VAlker- und Europarechts in den Blick genommen, insbesondere Menschenrechte, internationales Flchtlingsrecht, VAlkerstrafrecht und das Dienstrecht internationaler Organisationen.Zu jedem dieser Bereiche werden Kernprinzipien herausgearbeitet und die rechtlichen Entwicklungen des jeweiligen Bereichs analysiert und bewertet. Die zentralen rechtlichen Problemfelder der Einzelrechtsgebiete werden im Anschluss rechtsgebietbergreifend analysiert, wobei auf Parallelen, Interdependenzen und Spannungsfelder eingegangen wird."

State Responsibility Climate Change and Human Rights under International Law

Author: Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509918469
Format: PDF, ePub
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The last decade has witnessed an increasing focus on the relationship between climate change and human rights. Several international human rights bodies have expressed concern about the negative implications of climate change for the enjoyment of human rights, and the Paris Agreement is the first multilateral climate agreement to refer explicitly to states' human rights obligations in connection with climate change. Yet despite this, there are still significant gaps in our understanding of the role of international human rights law in enhancing accountability for climate action or inaction. As the Paris Agreement has shifted the focus of the climate change regime towards voluntary action, and the humanitarian impacts of climate change are increasingly being felt around the world, accountability for climate change has become an increasingly salient issue. This book offers a timely and comprehensive analysis of the legal issues related to accountability for the human rights impact of climate change, drawing on the state responsibility regime. It explains when and where state action relating to climate change may amount to a violation of human rights, and evaluates various avenues of legal redress available to victims. The overall analysis offers a perceptive insight into the potential of innovative rights-based climate actions to shape climate and energy policies around the world.

Counter terrorism and the Detention of Suspected Terrorists

Author: Claire Macken
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136741860
Format: PDF, ePub
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In a regional, national and global response to terrorism, the emphasis necessarily lies on preventing the next terrorist act. Yet, with prevention comes prediction: the need to identify and detain those considered likely to engage in a terrorist act in the future. The detention of ‘suspected terrorists’ is intended, therefore, to thwart a potential terrorist act recognising that retrospective action is of no consequence given the severity of terrorist crime. Although preventative steps against those reasonably suspected to have an intention to commit a terrorist act is sound counter-terrorism policy, a law allowing arbitrary arrest and detention is not. A State must carefully enact anti-terrorism laws to ensure that preventative detention does not wrongly accuse and grossly slander an innocent person, nor allow a terrorist to evade detection. This book examines whether the preventative detention of suspected terrorists in State counter-terrorism policy is consistent with the prohibitions on arbitrary arrest and detention in international human rights law. This examination is based on the ‘principle of proportionality’; a principle underlying the prohibition on arbitrary arrest as universally protected in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and given effect to internationally in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and regionally in regional instruments including the European Convention on Human Rights. The book is written from a global counter-terrorism perspective, drawing particularly on examples of preventative detention from the UK, US and Australia, as well as jurisprudence from the ECHR.