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Published: 25 September 2014

520 Pages


ISBN: 9780199683734

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Human Rights

Between Idealism and Realism

Third Edition

Christian Tomuschat

Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law

  • A fully updated third edition of this unique study on a fundamental topic of international law by a hugely influential scholar and practitioner
  • Combines conceptual analysis with exploration of procedures and mechanisms of implementation
  • Examines the political, social, and historical frameworks in which human rights are embedded, including democracy and the rule of law, good governance, human security and globalization

New to this Edition:

  • Reappraises the jurisprudence of the relevant international courts and the expert bodies at UN level in respect of decisions that have developed the law in new directions
  • Features more analysis of the jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
  • Discusses the actions mandated by the United Nations Security Council against Libya

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