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The Cambridge companion to human rights law

Author: C A Gearty; Costas Douzinas
Publisher: Cambridge : New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written in a lively and critical format, this book delves into human rights law in a way that is understandable whilst also penetrating. With contributions by world-class academics, this companion looks at the contemporary operation of human rights law and provides succinct coverage of the whole subject.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C A Gearty; Costas Douzinas
ISBN: 9781107016248 110701624X 9781107602359 1107602351
OCLC Number: 795575284
Notes: Papers presented at a conference at Birbeck College in London in November 2011 -- Preface.
Description: xv, 355 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 'Framing the project' of international human rights law : reflections on the dysfunctional 'family' of the universal declaration / Anna Grear --
Restoring the 'human' in 'human rights' : personhood and doctrinal innovation in the UN disability convention / Gerard Quinn with Anna Artsein-Kerslake --
The poverty of (rights) jurisprudence / Costas Douzinas --
Foundations beyond law / Florian Hoffmann --
The interdisciplinarity of human rights / Abdullahi A. An-Nacim --
Atrocity, law, humanity : punishing human rights violators / Gerry Simpson --
Violence in the name of human rights / Simon Chesterman --
Reinventing human rights in an era of hyperglobalization : a few wayside remarks / Upendra Baxi --
Reconstituting the universal : human rights as a regional idea / Chaloka Beyani --
The embryonic sovereign and the biological citizen : the biopolitics of reproductive rights / Patrick Hanafin --
Spoils for which victor? Human rights within the democratic state / Conor Gearty --
Devoluted human rights / Chris Himsworth --
Does enforcement matter? / Gerd Oberleitner --
Winners and others : accounting for international law's favourites / Margot E. Salomon --
Resisting panic : lessons about the role of human rights during the long decade after 9/11 / Martin Scheinin --
What's in a name? The prohibitions on torture and ill-treatment today / Manfred Nowak --
Do human rights treaties make enough of a difference? / Samuel Moyn.
Responsibility: edited by Conor Gearty and Costas Douzinas.
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