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International Human Rights
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International Human Rights Institutions, Tribunals, and Courts

Editors: Oberleitner, Gerd (Ed.)

  • A critical introduction to the past, present, and future of human rights institutions
  • Multi-disciplinary approach to the legal and political aspects of human rights institutions, courts, and tribunals
  • Examines a wide range of human rights institutions from all over the globe
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This book introduces readers to the major human rights institutions, courts, and tribunals and critically assesses their legacy as well as the promise they hold for realizing human rights globally, and the challenges they face in doing so. It traces the rationale of setting up international institutions, courts, and tribunals with the aim of ensuring respect for international human rights law and presents their historic development, and critically analyzes their contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights. At the same time, it asks which promises old and new (and envisaged) human rights institutions hold for safeguarding human rights in light of continuing violations and recent global trends in human rights and politics.
The first section presents institutions created within the framework of the United Nations. The second part of the volume assesses how international criminal tribunals have reframed human rights violations as individual criminal acts. The third part of the volume is devoted to established and emerging regional human rights bodies and courts around the world.

About the authors

Gerd Oberleitner is UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security and Director of the European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy at the University of Graz and Associate Professor of International Law at the Institute of International Law and International Relations, also at the University of Graz. He has served as Legal Adviser in the Human Rights Department of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, was Lecturer in Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Visiting Fellow at the LSE’s Centre for the Study of Human Rights, and has taught and researched at the European Inter-University Centre in Venice, the Université du Quebéc à Montréal, the University of Ljubljana, Prishtina, and Rutgers University. He teaches in the Global Campus of Regional Human Rights Master Programmes.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Human Rights Institutions, Tribunals, and Courts
Editors
  • Gerd Oberleitner
Series Title
International Human Rights
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Print ISBN
978-981-10-5205-7
Print + eBook ISBN
978-981-10-5207-1
eReference ISBN
978-981-10-5206-4
Series ISSN
2523-8841
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 623
Number of Illustrations
3 illustrations in colour
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