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Published: 13 August 2009

750 Pages


ISBN: 9780199215072

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The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law

Third Edition

Nigel Rodley
Matt Pollard

  • New edition of the groundbreaking book on the human rights of prisoners and detainees
  • The only book that addresses the treatment of prisoners worldwide
  • Comprehensive and critical analysis of the many developments in the field in the last ten years, including the measures taken by the US in the wake of 9/11 and its war against terror
  • Written by the undisputed expert in the field

New to this Edition:

  • Major new developments reflected in the new edition: - the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court - Convention aganst Disappearances - Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (establishing preventive machinery to visit people deprived of freedom) - 'General Comments 29 and 31' of the Human Rights Committee on, respectively, states of emergency and on the basic obligations of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights - 'General Comment 2' of the Committee against Torture - Extensive case law of both Committees, the European and Inter-American Courts of Human Rights, the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and the International Court of Justice - Some landmark national decisions, especially from the UK and the US, are also included New material: +/- 20%.

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