The book Routledge Handbook of International Human Rights Law is written by Scott Sheeran, Sir Nigel Rodley. The genesis of this collaborative academic project was the recognition of an opportune moment to pause and undertake a broad and comprehensive review of the architecture of international human rights law. This is after a period that seems, in hindsight at least, to have been one of near-steady, even meteoric, development. While this volume examines the origins, nature, and practice of international human rights law, its primary focus is an exploration of cross-cutting issues and evolution, interaction with other legal bodies, and the future of the discipline. Contributions draw on perspectives from different regions, both from emerging and established academics and practitioners of diverse backgrounds and with varied experience.
As such, this volume provides one of the most comprehensive surveys of the discipline to date. Editing the contributions has confirmed many of our own insights, but it has also challenged our thinking and provided new insights. It is from this privileged and dominant position, informed by the content of this volume, that we venture some key reflections on the corpus of international human rights law as a whole.
- The nature and evolution of international human rights law discussing the origins, theory, and practice of the discipline.
- Interaction of human rights with other key regimes and bodies, including the interaction of the discipline with international economic law, international humanitarian and development law, as well as with other legal regimes.
- Evolution and perspectives of regional approaches to human rights discussing the systems of Europe, the Americas, Africa and Southeast Asia, and their relationship with the United Nations treaty bodies.
- Key contemporary challenges, including non-state actors, religion and human rights, counter-terrorism, and enforcement and remedies.
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About the Author
Scott Sheeran is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Essex Law School and Center for Human Rights.
Sir Nigel Rodley is Professor and Chairman of the Center for Human Rights at the University of Essex, UK. Since 2001 he has been a member of the UN Human Rights Committee, established under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Overview of Routledge Handbook of International Human Rights Law
The Routledge Handbook of International Human Rights Law provides the definitive global survey of the discipline of international human rights law. Each chapter is written by a leading expert and provides a contemporary overview of an important area within the field.
In addition to covering comprehensive issues of international human rights law theory and practice, the volume offers a broader perspective through examinations of the ways in which human rights law interacts with other legal regimes and other international institutions. , and by addressing current and future challenges. against human rights.
|Book Name||Routledge Handbook of International Human Rights Law|
|Author of Book||Scott Sheeran, Sir Nigel Rodley|