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International Human Rights Law

Ninth Edition

Rhona K. M. Smith

December 2019

ISBN: 9780198843672

496 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

In Stock

Price: £34.99

The only introductory, straightforward textbook on international human rights law: broad in scope, concise in approach

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Description

International Human Rights Law provides a concise, wide-ranging introduction for students new to the subject.

  • 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
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • The discussion topics and examples have been updated and a new overview of international law has been added to the introduction
  • Includes a new chapter on sustainable development and human rights, with particular focus on the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • Expanded coverage of freedom of expression in the digital age and of the challenges posed by non-state actors

About the Author(s)

Rhona K. M. Smith, Professor of International Human Rights and Head of Law School, Newcastle University

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction
    2:Historical background
    3:The United Nations
    4:The International Bill of Human Rights
    5:Regional protection of human rights
    6:Europe
    7:The Americas
    8:Africa
    9:Monitoring, implementing, and enforcing human rights
    10:Substantive rights - general comments
    11:Equality and non-discrimination
    12:Rights for specific vulnerable persons
    13:The right to life
    14:The right to liberty of person
    15:Equality before the law - the right to a fair trial
    16:The right to work
    17:Freedom from torture; cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment or punishment
    18:The right to self-determination
    19:Indigenous peoples' and minority rights
    20:Freedom of expression
    21:The right to education and human rights education
    22:Sustainable development and human rights
    23:Current issues: non-state actors

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
The ninth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.

  • The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks
  • The online resources that support the book 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.

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