This book provides an introduction to the historical background of international human rights and then moves on to discussing the major systems (United Nations, European, Inter-American, and African). There are also chapters on the United States and non-governmental organizations.
More of a concise reference source than a treatise, this book offers quick background information on terms in the human rights context. For example, the "right to vote" entry discusses which articles of various human rights treaties address this.
The goal of this book is to explain basic human rights law and includes sections on national protection, treaty body jurisprudence, government duties, reporting systems and other topics. The intended audience is national leaders, officials, or legal advisors, responsible for implementation, allowing brief explanations of issues and concepts.
This is a collection of new essays covering the origins, substantive human rights, protection regimes, and interaction with other international law components. The final section addresses recent challenges such as non-state actors, terrorism, poverty, and environmental degradation.
There are three parts to this book; overview and history of human rights, summaries of specific rights with treaty and article citations; and a useful introduction to international procedures for the implementation of human rights on the international, regional, and national levels. Many sections and summaries are followed by a useful "further reading" list for easy expansion of your research.
This book was translated from German and strives to provide background on the history, theory, practice, legal foundations, and multidisciplinary aspects of human rights. Text boxes throughout contain summaries of treaties, complaint procedures, landmark cases and other helpful information. Some interesting chapters cover individual criminal responsibility and mechanisms to prevent human rights violations.
This publications covers three major areas as an introduction to international human rights. The three areas are foundations, implementation, and substantive guarantees. Sections of key documents are available throughout the text.
These essays discusses major points such as foundation and background, structural principles, evolution, and other aspects of human rights law. Also includes a useful section on assessing human rights law.
As traditional warfare has evolved, the interplay of these two concepts presents an opportunity to discuss their common concerns and backgrounds, while also considering their future role in international law.