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Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

This series contains thought-provoking and original scholarship on human rights law. The books address civil and political rights as well social, cultural and economic rights, and explore international, regional and domestic legal orders. The legal status, content, obligations and application of specific rights will be analysed as well as treaties, mechanisms and institutions designed to promote and protect rights.

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1-10 of 29 results in Routledge Research in Human Rights Law
  1. China’s Human Rights Lawyers

    Advocacy and Resistance

    By Eva Pils

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    This book offers a unique insight into the role of human rights lawyers in Chinese law and politics. In her extensive account, Eva Pils shows how these practitioners are important as legal advocates for victims of injustice and how bureaucratic systems of control operate to subdue and marginalise...

    Published November 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Indigenous Peoples, Title to Territory, Rights and Resources

    The Transformative Role of Free Prior and Informed Consent

    By Cathal M. Doyle

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    The right of indigenous peoples under international human rights law to give or withhold their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) to natural resource extraction in their territories is increasingly recognized by intergovernmental organizations, international bodies, and industry actors, as well...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Business and Human Rights in Southeast Asia

    Risk and the Regulatory Turn

    Edited by Mahdev Mohan, Cynthia Morel

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    Business and human rights has emerged as a distinct field within the corporate governance movement. The endorsement by the United Nations Human Rights Council of a new set of Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights in 2011 reinforces the State’s duty to protect against human rights abuses...

    Published October 1st 2014 by Routledge

  4. The United Nations Human Rights Council

    A Critique and Early Assessment

    By Rosa Freedman

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    The United Nations Human Rights Council was created in 2006 to replace the UN Commission on Human Rights. The Council’s mandate and founding principles demonstrate that one of the main aims, at its creation, was for the Council to overcome the Commission’s flaws. Despite the need to avoid repeating...

    Published September 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Social and Economic Rights in Theory and Practice

    Critical Inquiries

    Edited by Helena Alviar García, Karl Klare, Lucy A. Williams

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    Since World War II, a growing number of jurisdictions in both the developing and industrialized worlds have adopted progressive constitutions that guarantee social and economic rights (SER) in addition to political and civil rights. Parallel developments have occurred at transnational level with...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Emerging Areas of Human Rights in the 21st Century

    The Role of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    Edited by Marco Odello, Sofia Cavandoli

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    This book includes a set of studies and reflections that have emerged since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Encompassing a number of human rights, such as the right to environmental protection, the right to humanitarian aid, and the right to democratic governance,...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Right to Equality in European Human Rights Law

    The Quest for Substance in the Jurisprudence of the European Courts

    By Charilaos Nikolaidis

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    A right to equality and non-discrimination is widely seen as fundamental in democratic legal systems. But failure to identify the human interest that equality aims to uphold reinforces the argument of those who attack it as morally empty or unsubstantiated and weakens its status as a fundamental...

    Published July 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. State Security Regimes and the Right to Freedom of Religion and Belief

    Changes in Europe Since 2001

    By Karen Murphy

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    The question of to what extent, manifestations of religious beliefs should be permitted in the European public sphere has become a salient and controversial topic in recent years. Despite the increasing interest however, debates have rarely questioned the conventional wisdom that an increase in the...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. The European Court of Human Rights in the Post-Cold War Era

    Universality in Transition

    By James A. Sweeney

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    The European Court of Human Rights in the Post-Cold War Era: Universality in Transition examines transitional justice from the perspective of its impact on the universality of human rights, taking the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights as its detailed case study. The problem is...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

    The Law, Process and Practice

    By Marco Odello, Francesco Seatzu

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    The book concerns the study and analysis of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights from an international legal perspective, taking into consideration the adoption of the 2008 Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). The...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge