International Human Rights Law

A Practical Approach

By Javaid Rehman
November 2003
Longman / Pearson Education
ISBN: 0582437733
536 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$89.50 Paper Original


This book is for undergraduate (LLB) and postgraduate (LLM) courses in International Human Rights Law and International Relations. The primary aim of this new book is to provide students, academics and legal practitioners with a comprehensive introduction to the broad scope of international human rights law.

The practical approach offers an understanding of the workings of human rights protection and presents a useful legal analysis of highly sensitive issues including non-discrimination, rights of minorities, indigenous peoples, and the rights of women and children. The study also presents a detailed consideration of new areas coming within the ambit of human rights law, such as international terrorism in the aftermath of 11 September 2001. The book aims to reflect the recent growth in the substance and practice of international human rights law.

Features include: Simple, straightforward analysis ensuring that the student and practitioners understand fully the complex system of international human rights law, Comprehensive coverage giving a broad based introduction to the subject, Practical approach preparing the student to understand and utilize the existing mechanism for protecting human rights, Analyses new concerns in human rights dealing with previously overlooked areas of human rights, Contains a comprehensive analysis of the international terrorism and its role in violation of fundamental human rights. This fully up-to-date review of international terrorism considers the legal situation prior and since the 11th September 2001 tragedy.

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