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Published: 19 September 2019

640 Pages


ISBN: 9780198825685

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The Law of International Human Rights Protection

Second Edition

Walter Kälin and Jörg Künzli

  • Taking a comprehensive and systematic approach, this book covers all aspects of human rights protection, including civil and political as well as social rights, with extensive references to international humanitarian law
  • Written in a clear and succinct style, the book makes complex issues accessible, particular for students
  • Covers not only UN conventions and the European Human Rights Convention, but also African and American instruments and case law
  • Provides detailed analysis of complex legal issues such as the extraterritorial application of human rights or human rights obligations of private actors

New to this Edition:

  • Facilitates identification of recent and relevant case law and other developments, providing insights into current issues such as climate change and displacement
  • Reflects on the latest academic discussions of human rights as a universal concept
  • New sections have been added, including on the right to water and sanitation, and on the prohibitions of discrimination based on disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

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