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Research Methodologies for International Human Rights Law: Beyond the traditional paradigm

Research Methodologies for International Human Rights Law: Beyond the traditional paradigm

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg, Loveday Hodson
July 05, 2019

The study and teaching of international human rights law is dominated by the doctrinal method. A wealth of alternative approaches exists, but they tend to be discussed in isolation from one another. This collection focuses on cross-theoretical discussion that brings together an array of different...

Human Rights, Digital Society and the Law: A Research Companion

Human Rights, Digital Society and the Law: A Research Companion

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Mart Susi
June 19, 2019

The Internet has created a formidable challenge for human rights law and practice worldwide. International scholarly and policy-oriented communities have so far established a consensus regarding only one main aspect – human rights in the Internet are the same as offline. There are emerging and...

Human Rights and the Digital Divide

Human Rights and the Digital Divide

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Anne Peacock
June 17, 2019

The Internet’s importance for freedom of expression and other rights comes in part from the abilities it bestows on users. Unlike broadcast media, the Internet allows people to create and share information rather than just receive it. Within the context of existing freedom of expression guarantees,...

Children's Rights Law in the Global Human Rights Landscape: Isolation, inspiration, integration?

Children's Rights Law in the Global Human Rights Landscape: Isolation, inspiration, integration?

1st Edition

Eva Brems, Ellen Desmet, Wouter Vandenhole
March 21, 2019

Children’s rights law is often studied and perceived in isolation from the broader field of human rights law. This volume explores the inter-relationship between children’s rights law and more general human rights law in order to see whether elements from each could successfully inform the other....

Criminal Punishment and Human Rights: Convenient Morality

Criminal Punishment and Human Rights: Convenient Morality

1st Edition

Adnan Sattar
March 19, 2019

This book examines the relationship between international human rights discourse and the justifi cations for criminal punishment. Using interdisciplinary discourse analysis, it exposes certain paradoxes that underpin the ‘International Bill of Human Rights’, academic commentaries on human rights...

Civil and Political Rights in Japan: A Tribute to Sir Nigel Rodley

Civil and Political Rights in Japan: A Tribute to Sir Nigel Rodley

1st Edition

Saul J. Takahashi
February 05, 2019

The human rights issues in Japan are multifaceted. Over decades, domestic and international human rights organisations have raised concerns, but government obstinacy has meant there has been little progress. Recommendations of UN human rights bodies are routinely ignored, and statements by the...

Human Rights in the Media: Fear and Fetish

Human Rights in the Media: Fear and Fetish

1st Edition

Michelle Farrell, Eleanor Drywood, Edel Hughes
January 23, 2019

This collection sets about untangling some of the knotty issues in the underexplored relationship between human rights and the media. We investigate how complex debates in political, judicial, academic and public life on the role and value of human rights are represented in the media, particularly,...

Arabs at Home and in the World: Human Rights, Gender Politics, and Identity

Arabs at Home and in the World: Human Rights, Gender Politics, and Identity

1st Edition

Karla M. McKanders
January 23, 2019

This volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the United States, the Middle East, and North Africa, to discuss and critically analyze the intersection of gender and human rights laws as applied to individuals of Arab descent. It seeks to raise consciousness at the...

Beyond Human Rights and the War on Terror

Beyond Human Rights and the War on Terror

1st Edition

Satvinder S. Juss
November 02, 2018

This edited collection provides a comprehensive, insightful, and detailed study of a vital area of public policy debate as it is currently occurring in countries across the world from India to South Africa and the United Kingdom to Australia. Bringing together academics and experts from a variety...

Human Rights and America's War on Terror

Human Rights and America's War on Terror

1st Edition

Satvinder S. Juss
October 23, 2018

This volume examines the success of the 9/11 attacks in undermining the cherished principles of Western democracy, free speech and tolerance, which were central to US values. It is argued that this has led to the USA fighting disastrous wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and to sanctioning the use of...

Resolving Conflicts between Human Rights: The Judge's Dilemma

Resolving Conflicts between Human Rights: The Judge's Dilemma

1st Edition

Stijn Smet
October 18, 2018

Under the influence of the global spread of human rights, legal disputes are increasingly framed in human rights terms. Parties to a legal dispute can often invoke human rights norms in support of their competing claims. Yet, when confronted with cases in which human rights conflict, judges face a...

Human Rights Education and the Politics of Knowledge

Human Rights Education and the Politics of Knowledge

1st Edition

Joanne Coysh
October 18, 2018

Around the world there are a myriad of NGOs using human rights education (HRE) as a tool of community empowerment with the firm belief that it will help people improve their lives. One way of understanding these processes is that they translate universal human rights speak using messages and...

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