In an epoch of transnational armed conflict, global environmental harm, and rising inequality, the extraterritorial application of human rights law has become a pressing and controversial legal issue. Human rights are invoked to address a number of global-scale problems, such as trans-border environmental harm, social and economic development, global inequality, the repression of piracy in ungoverned spaces, and military occupation and armed conflict in the territory
of a third state. The chapters collected in this volume grapple with the promise and the dilemmas of the extraterritorial application of human rights law through an analysis of the legal, theoretical, and practical questions raised by extending states' human rights obligations beyond their national
Nehal Bhuta is Professor of Public International Law at the European University Institute and Co-Director of the Academy of European Law. His research interests include political, social and legal theory, the history of the state, and the history of international law. He is an editor of Oxford University Press's series in the History and Theory of International Law, and a member of the Board of Editors of the European Journal of International Law and the Journal of International Criminal Justice, Humanity, and Constellations.
1. The Frontiers of Extraterritoriality - Human Rights as Global Law ; 2. The Righting of the Law of Occupation ; 3. Extraterritorial Derogations from Human Rights Treaties in Armed Conflict ; 4. Piracy, International Law, and Human Rights ; 5. Dilemmas in Promoting Global Economic Justice through Human Rights Law ; 6. A Human Rights Approach to Extraterritorial Environmental Protection