International Human Rights Law: Six Decades After the UDHR and Beyond

International Human Rights Law: Six Decades After the UDHR and Beyond

By: Dr Manisuli Ssenyonjo (author), Professor Mashood A. Baderin (editor)Hardback

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This timely and valuable book explores the development of international human rights law over the last six decades. The volume brings together leading experts to reflect on different aspects of human rights law, not only considering and evaluating the developments so far, but also identifying relevant problems and proposing relevant possible perspectives for the continued positive future development of human rights law. The book is international in perspective, both in scope and context, and covers developments in the international protection of human rights since the adoption of the UDHR in 1948. The developments considered include the United Nations system of protecting human rights as well as regional human rights systems in Africa, America and Europe. It also considers some key themes relevant to human rights including globalisation, protecting human rights in emergency situations and trade sanctions, the development of human rights NGOs, and many others. The book will be an invaluable resource for students, academics and policy-makers working in the field of international human rights.

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About Author

Mashood Baderin is Head of the School of Law, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His research interests are in the areas of Islamic Law, International and Comparative Human Rights Law, Public International Law, Human Rights & Islamic Law, especially interaction between International Law, Human Rights Law, and Islamic Law in Muslim States. He has published extensively on these and related areas. Manisuli Ssenyonjo is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law, Brunel University. His research interests are in the areas of Public International Law, Human Rights, and Comparative Constitutional Law. He has published widely in these areas.


Contents: Foreword, David Harris; Part I Introduction: Development of international human rights law before and after the UDHR, Mashood A. Baderin and Manisuli Ssenyonjo. Part II Concepts and Norms: International human rights: universal, relative or relatively universal?, Jack Donnelly; Economic, social and cultural rights, Manisuli Ssenyonjo; Civil and political rights, Sarah Joseph; Simple analytics of the right to development, Arjun Sengupta; Right to a healthy environment in human rights law, Jona Razzaque; Right to a peaceful world order, Nsongurua J. Udombana; Minority rights 60 years after the UDHR: limits on the preservation of identity?, Tawhida Ahmed and Anastasia Vakulenko; Intellectual property rights, the right to health and the UDHR: is reconciliation possible?, Robert L. Ostergard Jr and Shawna E. Sweeney; Brave new world? Human rights in the era of globalization, Paul O'Connell. Part III Mechanisms and Implementation: The United Nations human rights system, Rhona K.M. Smith; The African regional human rights system, Olufemi Amao; The inter-American human rights system, Jo M. Pasqualucci; The European Convention on Human Rights, Alastair Mowbray; Human rights in the International Court of Justice, Gentian Zyberi; The role of national human rights institutions, Rachel Murray; Institutional partnership or critical seepages? The role of human rights NGOs in the United Nations, Dianne Otto; Islamic law and the implementation of international human rights law: a case study of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Mashood A. Baderin; Towards an international court of human rights?, Gerd Oberleitner; Multi-state responsibility for extraterritorial violation of economic, social and cultural rights, Todd Howland. Part IV Responsibilities and Remedies: State responsibility for human rights, Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa; State compliance with the recommendations of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, Frans Viljoen; Individual responsibility and the evolving legal status of the physical person in international human rights law, Ilias Bantekas; The International Criminal Court and individual responsibility of senior state officials for international crimes, Manisuli Ssenyonjo; The right to an effective remedy: balancing realism and aspiration, Sonja B. Starr; Protecting human rights in emergency situations: the example of the right to education, Vernor Munoz Villalobos; Protect, respect, and remedy: the UN framework for business and human rights, John Gerard Ruggie. Part V 'And Beyond': A future for human rights, Robert McCorquodale; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/11/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781409403593
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 588
  • ID: 9781409403593
  • weight: 1410
  • ISBN10: 1409403599

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