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International Human Rights Law

Fourth Edition

Edited by Daniel Moeckli, Sangeeta Shah, and Sandesh Sivakumaran
David Harris

01 June 2022

ISBN: 9780198860112

784 pages

In Stock

Price: £42.99

An unparalleled group of leading experts blend detailed analysis with critical discussion to provide the most complete guide to international human rights law.



Written by leading experts in the field, this textbook explores the essentials of international human rights law, from foundational issues to substantive rights and systems of protection. A variety of perspectives bring this subject to life, making International Human Rights Law the ideal companion for students of human rights.

  • Breadth and depth of coverage provide a thorough and complete guide for students of international human rights law
  • Takes students from philosophical foundations, through substantive rights, to contemporary issues and challenges
  • Each chapter is written by an expert in their respective field, providing critical analysis and exposing the reader to a unique variety of perspectives
  • Includes useful features such as chapter summaries, charts, and suggestions for further reading
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • This fourth edition has been fully updated and includes two brand new chapters on climate change and pandemics
  • Questions for reflection and discussion have been added to the end of every chapter to help students develop their critical thinking skills

About the Author(s)

Edited by Daniel Moeckli, Professor of Public International Law and Constitutional Law, University of Zurich, Sangeeta Shah, Professor of International Law and Human Rights, University of Nottingham, and Sandesh Sivakumaran, Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge

David Harris, Emeritus Professor, University of Nottingham

Table of Contents

    Part I: Foundations
    1: History, Ed Bates
    2: Justifications, Samantha Besson
    3: Critiques, Marie-Bénédicte Dembour
    Part II: International Law
    4: Sources, Christine Chinkin
    5: Special character, Frédéric Mégret
    6: Scope of application, Sarah Joseph and Barrie Sander
    7: Rights and obligations, Katharine G Young
    Part III: Substantive Rights
    8: Equality and non-discrimination, Daniel Moeckli
    9: Integrity of the person, Carla Ferstman
    10: Adequate standard of living, Asbjørn Eide and Wenche Barth Eide
    11: Thought, expression, association, and assembly, Dominic McGoldrick
    12: Education and work, Fons Coomans
    13: Detention and trial, Sangeeta Shah
    14: Cultural Rights, Julie Ringelheim
    15: Sexual orientation and gender identity, Michael O'Flaherty
    16: Women's rights, Dianne Otto
    17: Children's rights, Aoife Nolan
    18: Group rights, Robert McCorquodale
    Part IV: Protection
    19: United Nations, Jane Connors and Sangeeta Shah
    20: Regional protection, Basak Çali
    21: The Americas, Thomas Antkowiak
    22: Europe, Steven Greer and Lewis Graham
    23: Africa, Christof Heyns and Magnus Killander
    24: Within the state, Andrew Byrnes and Catherine Renshaw
    Part V: Linkages
    25: International humanitarian law, Sandesh Sivakumaran
    26: International criminal law, Robert Cryer
    27: International refugee law, Alice Edwards
    Part IV: Challenges
    28: Non-state actors, Andrew Clapham
    29: Terrorism, Martin Scheinin
    30: Poverty, Stephen Marks
    31: Climate change, Lavanya Rajamani
    32: Pandemics, Meghna Abraham

Additional Resources

Digital formats
This fourth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats.
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

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