Textbook on International Human Rights

Paperback | January 2, 2016

byRhona Smith

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Textbook on International Human Rights provides a concise introduction for students new to the subject. Clearly written and broad in scope, this popular text gives a concise introduction to international human rights, including regional systems of protection and the key substantive rights. The author skilfully guides students through the complexities of the subject, making it accessible to those withlittle or no prior legal knowledge. Key cases and areas of debate are highlighted throughout, and a wealth of references to cases and further readings provided at the end of each chapter. Online Resource CentreThis book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which contains links to the full cases referenced at the end of each chapter as well as a list of annotated web links to aid further study.

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Textbook on International Human Rights provides a concise introduction for students new to the subject. Clearly written and broad in scope, this popular text gives a concise introduction to international human rights, including regional systems of protection and the key substantive rights. The author skilfully guides students through t...

Rhona Smith is Professor of International Human Rights at Northumbria University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.83 inPublished:January 2, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198746210

ISBN - 13:9780198746218

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Historical background3. The United Nations4. The International Bill of Human Rights5. The United Nations - organizational structure6. Regional protection of human rights7. Europe8. The Americas9. Africa10. Monitoring, implementing, and enforcing human rights11. Substantive rights - general comments12. Equality and non-discrimination13. The right to life14. Freedom from torture: cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment or punishment15. The right to liberty of person16. Equality before the law - the right to a fair trial17. The right to self-determination18. Freedom of expression19. The right to work20. The right to education and human rights education21. Minority rights22. Rights for specific categories of persons23. Looking to the future