Advanced Introduction to International Human Rights Law

Advanced Introduction to International Human Rights Law - Elgar Advanced Introductions

Second edition

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. Now in its second edition, Dinah Shelton's pioneering book provides a uniquely accessible introduction to the history and the latest developments in international human rights law. Exploring the origins, customs and institutions that have emerged globally and regionally in the last two centuries, this incisive book guides readers through the major treaties and declarations that form the foundations of the discipline today. Key features of this rigorously revised second edition include:  Balanced, interdisciplinary coverage of both regional and international variations in human rights law, probing current challenges to the global regime  Concise yet scrupulous coverage of historical and philosophical themes that have culminated in the present legal regime  Updated statistics and ratification numbers to elucidate recent developments in human rights law. Succinct and cutting-edge, this second edition will be an invaluable guide for seasoned academics and researchers in the field, as well as students at all levels who require a comprehensive introductory text. Its practical insights and key statistical data will also provide a versatile reference point for practitioners in the field.

Book information

ISBN: 9781839103209
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Imprint: Edward Elgar Publishing
Pub date:
Edition: Second edition
DEWEY: 341.48
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 336 .
Weight: 360g
Height: 216mm
Width: 138mm