International Human Rights Law and Practice (2nd Revised edition)

International Human Rights Law and Practice (2nd Revised edition)

By: Ilias Bantekas (author), Dr Lutz Oette (author)Paperback

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Human rights law is a complex but compelling subject that fascinates, but often confuses, students. International Human Rights Law and Practice explores the subject from a theoretical and practical perspective, guiding students to a rich understanding of the law. The second edition has been fully revised and updated, including two new chapters on children's rights and international criminal law, and new sections on a variety of topics, including the right to equality, the protection of refugees, and the effect of foreign investment and sovereign debt on the enjoyment of human rights. In addition, new case studies and interviews with practitioners, NGO activists and policymakers show how theory is applied in real life. Student learning is supported by questions to stimulate seminar discussion and further reading sections that encourage independent study. The authors' clear and engaging writing style ensures that this new edition will continue to be required reading for all students of human rights law.

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Ilias Bantekas is Professor of International Law at Brunel University. He has held human rights-related academic posts at leading law schools, including the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Harvard University and the University of Trier. He has advised governments, international organisations and NGOs in most fields of human rights and international law, and was a member of the Greek Truth Committee on Debt. His recent books include Criminological Approaches to International Criminal Law (Cambridge, 2014), Introduction to International Arbitration (Cambridge, 2015) and International Law, 2nd edition (with E. Papastavridis, 2015). Lutz Oette is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has pursued human rights cases before several regional and international bodies, and has engaged with a range of actors in comparative research, advocacy and reform projects aimed at developing and implementing international human rights standards.


1. International human rights law and notions of human rights: foundations, achievements and challenges; 2. International human rights: the normative framework; 3. Human rights in practice; 4. The United Nations charter system; 5. The UN human rights treaty system; 6. Regional human rights treaty systems; 7. Individual complaints procedures; 8. Civil and political rights; 9. Economic, social and cultural rights; 10. Group rights: self-determination, minorities and indigenous peoples; 11. Women's rights; 12. The right to development, poverty and related rights; 13. Victims' rights and reparation; 14. The application of human rights in armed conflict and the international criminalisation process; 15. Human rights and counter-terrorism; 16. Non-state actors and human rights; 17. Globalisation and its impact on human rights.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/08/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781107562110
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 800
  • ID: 9781107562110
  • ISBN10: 1107562112
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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