Human rights and international law. Bibliography

Human rights and international law. Bibliography

The development of human rights for individuals and groups has been a radical departure from a state-system that originally allowed sovereign states to do as they wished at home including treating their citizens as governments pleased. Human rights have expanded across “three generations” from a concern with civil and political rights to social and economic rights, and now also include broad based peoples’ rights such as enjoying peace and environ-mental security. The accumulated norms and rules regarding human rights are known, institutionally speaking, as a human rights regime; there is a global regime sponsored by the UN and several regional regimes promoted by such IGOs as the COE, OAS, and AU. NGOs, such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have proven to be critically important to the worldwide human rights movement by sponsoring Human Rights conventions and reporting violations of these conventions.


Arnold, Roberta and Quénivet, Noà«lle (eds.) (2008) International humanitarian law and Human Rights Law. Boston, MA: Martinus Nijhoff.
Carey, Sabine C. and Poe, Steven C. (eds.) (2004) Understanding Human Rights Violations. Burlington, VT: Ashgate.
Champagne, Duane, Torjesen, Karen Jo, and Steiner, Susan (eds.) (2005) Indigenous Peoples and the Modern State. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Cottier, Thomas, Pauwelyn, Joost, and Bürgi, Elizabeth (eds.) (2005) Human Rights and International Trade. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Francioni, Francesco and Scheinin, Martin (eds.) (2008) Cultural Human Rights. Boston, MA: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.
Gibney, Mark (2008) International human rights law : Returning to Universal Principles. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Hood, Roger and Hoyle, Carolyn (2008) The Death Penalty: A Worldwide Perspective, 4th edn. New York: Oxford University Press.
Kneebone, Susan (ed.) (2009) Refugees , Asylum Seekers and the Rule of law . New York: Cambridge University Press.
Krivenko, Ekaterina Yahyaoui (2009) Women, Islam and International Law. Boston, MA: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.
Ranstorp, Magnus and Wilkinson, Paul (2007). Terrorism and Human Rights. New York: Routledge.
Richardson, Diane and Seidman, Steven (2002) Handbook of Lesbian and Gay Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Weston, Burns H. (ed.) (2005) Child Labor and Human Rights: Making
Children Matter. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner.
White, Richard Alan (2004) Breaking Silence: The Case that Changed the
Face of Human Rights. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.



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Human Rights conventions, International human rights law, International humanitarian law, Refugees, Rule of law.



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