Routledge Handbook of International Human Rights Law
Edited by Scott Sheeran, Nigel Rodley
To Be Published December 26th 2013 by Routledge – 544 pages
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 a significant area within the field.
As well covering topics integral to the theory and practice of international human rights law the volume offers a broader perspective though examinations of the ways in which human rights law interacts with other legal regimes and other international institutions, and by addressing the current and future challenges facing human rights.
This highly topical collection of specially commissioned papers is split into four sections:
Providing up-to-date and authoritative articles covering key aspects of international human rights law, this reference work is an essential work of reference for scholars, practitioners and students alike.
1. Introduction, Sir Nigel Rodley and Scott Sheeran Part 2: Nature and evolution of international human rights law 2.Historical development of human rights in national systems 3. The development of international human rights law 4. Legal theory of human rights 5. Universalism of human rights and cultural relativism 6. Interdisciplinary approaches to international human rights law 7. Public international law and human rights 8. Normative hierarchy and human rights 9. The value of human rights in the contemporary world 10. Working with international human rights law 11. International human rights law in field operations Part 3: Interaction of human rights with other key regimes and bodies 12. International humanitarian law and human rights 13. International criminal law and tribunals and human rights 14. International refugee law and human rights 15. International trade and human rights 16. International finance and investment and human rights 17. International environmental law and human rights 18. International development and human rights 19. Reservations and the unity of human rights 20. International Court of Justice and human rights 21. United Nations Security Council and human rights Part 4: Evolution and prospects of regional approaches to human rights 22. European system 23. Inter-American system 24. African system 25. South East Asian system 26. Relationship of the United Nations treaty bodies and regional systems Part 5: Key contemporary and future challenges 27. Non-State actors and human rights violations 28. Implementation of economic, social and cultural rights 29. The gender dimension challenge for human rights 30. The relationship of religion and human rights 31. Counter-terrorism and human rights 32. Future of the rights of indigenous peoples 33. Extraterritorial application of human rights obligation of States 34. Enforcement and remedies for human rights violations 35. Continuing evolution of the United Nations treaty bodies system 36. Role and future of the Human Rights Council 37. Human rights, peace and conflict resolution 38. The United Nations Organization and its human rights obligations 39. Conclusions, Sir Nigel Rodley and Scott Sheeran
Scott P. Sheeran is a Lecturer at the University of Essex.
Sir Nigel Rodley is Professor and Chair of the Human Rights Centre 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.