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Published: 07 December 2017

472 Pages


ISBN: 9780198805212

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International Human Rights Law

Eighth Edition

Rhona Smith

  • Written with newcomers in mind, the book's concise and direct approach enables students with no legal background to develop a good understanding of the subject
  • Provides clear and broad coverage of the primary systems of human rights protection and the key substantive rights
  • Accompanied by online resources which contain links to the full cases referenced at the end of each chapter as well as a list of annotated web links to aid further study

New to this Edition:

  • The final chapter has been completely rewritten to reflect current and emerging areas of change in international human rights law, ensuring students are completely up to date with the subject
  • A new section on torture prevention
  • The essential core readings are more clearly signposted to students
  • Coverage of minority and indigenous peoples, and specific categories of persons have been reworked to better reflect the similarities and differences of their associated rights. There is a further focus on refugees, the stateless, and internally displaced persons.

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