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Author Smith, Rhona K. M.

Title Textbook on international human rights / Rhona K.M. Smith
Edition Second edition
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2005]


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 MELB  KC 200 Smi/Toi 2005  AVAILABLE
Description xxxiv, 404 pages ; 28 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Historical background -- 3. The United Nations -- 4. The International Bill of Human Rights -- 5. The United Nations organization structure -- 6. Regional protection of human rights -- 7. Europe -- 8. The organization of American States -- 9. The African Union -- 10. Monitoring, implementing, and enforcing human rights -- 11. Substantive rights - general comments -- 12. Equality and non-discrimination -- 13. The right to life -- 14. Freedom from torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment -- 15. The right to liberty of person -- 16. Equality before the law - the right to a fair trial -- 17. The right to self-determination -- 18. Freedom of expression -- 19. The right to work -- 20. The right to education and human rights education -- 21. Minority rights -- 22. Group rights -- 23. Looking to the future
Summary "Truly global in both approach and coverage, this second edition of Textbook on International Human Rights provides an ideal introduction to a complex subject. The text is accessible for newcomers to the subject, beginning with a brief analysis of the development and history of the subject and a discussion of the role of the United Nations in this area. Examples are drawn from international and regional law to illustrate vital contemporary issues such as freedom of expression, the right to education, and minority rights." "The second edition has been fully revised and updated, including new developments relating to the International Criminal Court, the African Union and the Organisation of American states, and a new chapter on group rights."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis International law
Civil & human rights
Notes Includes companion Web site which provides annotated links to relevant Web sites, case updates and updates on new legislation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Legacy 2017 UoY
Subject Human rights -- Textbooks.
Respect for persons -- Law and legislation -- Textbooks.
International law and human rights.
Human rights.
Genre/Form Textbooks.
LC no. 2004025889
ISBN 0199274169 alkaline paper
Other Titles International human rights
International human rights