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Human Rights Treatises
Dictionary of International Human Rights Law
Connie de la Vega
More of a concise reference source than a treatise, this book offers quick background information on terms in the human rights context. For example, the "right to vote" entry discusses which articles of various human rights treaties address this.
Human Rights: A Compilation of International Instruments
This is not a treatise, but a very useful compilation of the major human rights treaties. It can be a handy full text reference for use with a treatise.
International Human Rights in a Nutshell
Thomas Buergenthal, Dinah Shelton & David P. Stewart
This book provides an introduction to the historical background of international human rights and then moves on to discussing the major systems (United Nations, European, Inter-American, and African). There are also chapters on the United States and non-governmental organizations.
International Human Rights Law
Daniel Moeckli, Sangeeta Shah, Sandesh Sivakumaran, editors
This is a collection of new essays covering the origins, substantive human rights, protection regimes, and interaction with other international law components. The final section addresses recent challenges such as non-state actors, terrorism, poverty, and environmental degradation.
International Human Rights Law: An Introduction
David Weissbrodt & Connie de la Vega
There are three parts to this book; overview and history of human rights, summaries of specific rights with treaty and article citations; and a useful introduction to international procedures for the implementation of human rights on the international, regional, and national levels. Many sections and summaries are followed by a useful "further reading" list for easy expansion of your research.
Introduction to the International Human Rights Regime
This book was translated from German and strives to provide background on the history, theory, practice, legal foundations, and multidisciplinary aspects of human rights. Text boxes throughout contain summaries of treaties, complaint procedures, landmark cases and other helpful information. Some interesting chapters cover individual criminal responsibility and mechanisms to prevent human rights violations.
Research Handbook on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Robert Kolb, Gloria Gaggioli, editors
As traditional warfare has evolved, the interplay of these two concepts presents an opportunity to discuss their common concerns and backgrounds, while also considering their future role in international law.
The Fundamentals of International Human Rights Treaty Law
Bertrand G. Ramcharan
The goal of this book is to explain basic human rights law and includes sections on national protection, treaty body jurisprudence, government duties, reporting systems and other topics. The intended audience is national leaders, officials, or legal advisors, responsible for implementation, allowing brief explanations of issues and concepts.
The Law of International Human Rights Protection
Walter Kalin & Jorg Kunzli
This publications covers three major areas as an introduction to international human rights. The three areas are foundations, implementation, and substantive guarantees. Sections of key documents are available throughout the text.
The Legal Nature of International Human Rights
Michael K. Addo
The first part of this book examines human rights generally while the second part examines the major human rights regimes. The United Nations, European, African and OAS systems are all discussed.
The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law
Dinah Shelton, editor
These essays discusses major points such as foundation and background, structural principles, evolution, and other aspects of human rights law. Also includes a useful section on assessing human rights law.