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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 30 results in Routledge Research in Human Rights Law
  1. 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 April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Children and International Human Rights Law

    The Right of the Child to be Heard

    By Aisling Parkes

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 is one of the most highly ratified human rights treaties in the world, with 192 states currently signed up to it. Article Twelve is fundamental to the Convention and states that all children capable of forming views have the right...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Care, Migration and Human Rights

    Law and Practice

    Edited by Siobhán Mullally

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    The continuum of exploitation that has historically defined the everyday of domestic work - exclusion from employment and social security standards and precarious migration status – has frequently been neglected. It is primarily the moments of crisis, incidents of human trafficking, slavery or...

    Published January 29th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 25th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 21st 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 28th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 23rd 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Challenging Territoriality in Human Rights Law: Building Blocks for a Plural and Diverse Duty-Bearer Regime
    Edited by Wouter Vandenhole
    To Be Published June 25th 2015
  2. Extraterritoriality and International Human Rights Law: The Spatial Reach of African Human Rights Treaties
    By Takele Soboka Bulto
    To Be Published June 30th 2015
  3. Children’s Lives in an Era of Children’s Rights: The Progress of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Africa
    Edited by Afua Twum-Danso Imoh, Nicola Ansell
    To Be Published July 7th 2015
  4. Jurisdiction, Immunity and Transnational Human Rights Litigation
    By Xiaodong Yang
    To Be Published September 15th 2015
  5. Comparative Executive Clemency: The Prerogative of Mercy in the Commonwealth
    By Andrew Novak
    To Be Published September 15th 2015
  6. Socio-Economic Rights in Emerging Free Markets: Comparative Insights from India and China
    Edited by Surya Deva
    To Be Published October 16th 2015
  7. Capturing Caste in Law: The Legal Regulation of Caste Discrimination
    By Annapurna Waughray
    To Be Published October 21st 2015
  8. The Human Rights Approach to Disability: Cases and Materials
    By Andreas Dimopoulos
    To Be Published October 30th 2015
  9. The Law and Practice of the European Social Committee
    By Francesco Seatzu, Amaya Ubeda de Torres
    To Be Published November 15th 2015
  10. Reconciling Cultural Diversity and International Human Rights Obligations: The Compatibility Approach in the Practice of International Human Rights Institutions
    By Michael K. Addo
    To Be Published December 8th 2015

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