1. Elgar Studies in Human Rights

    Editorial board: Thomas Buergenthal, The George Washington University, US, Stephanie Farrior, Vermont Law School,US, David Kinley, University of Sydney, Australia, Sarah Joseph, Monash University, Australia, Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US, Margot E. Salomon, London School of Economics, UK, Penelope Simons, University of Ottawa, Canada, David Weissbrodt, University of Minnesota, US and Tom Zwart, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

    Discourse on human rights has grown ever more visible and essential, with human rights principles being discussed and scrutinized on both the international and national stage. This series brings together high-quality works of scholarship in the field of human rights, primarily in law, but particularly those with a critical or analytical edge, or those taking innovative and interdisciplinary approaches. Books in the series also address concerns at the intersection of human rights and other fields such as trade, the environment, international investment and religion, thus contributing to the depth and breadth of scholarship so vital to understanding the complicated matters at stake.

Books in this series

TOTAL: 9
  1. Contesting Human Rights

    Contesting Human Rights

    Edited by Alison Brysk, Michael Stohl
    January 2019   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  2. The Social Rights Jurisprudence in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

    The Social Rights Jurisprudence in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

    Isaac de Paz González
    Working with progressive conceptual categories relating to indigenous property, cultural identity, the right to an adequate standard of living and healthcare, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights continues to build a justiciability to determine the social rights of marginalised individuals and groups in the Americas. In a context of interpretative tensions of the social rights as political goals and direct effects provisions, Isaac de Paz González unveils the abilities, and the practices of the Inter-American Court’s contribution to the human rights practice in the Global South. Learn More
    December 2018   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  3. Human Rights and Islam

    Human Rights and Islam

    Abdullah Saeed
    Is there a basis for human rights in Islam? Beginning with an exploration of what rights are and how the human rights discourse developed, Abdullah Saeed explores the resources that exist within Islamic tradition. He looks at those that are compatible with international human rights law and can be garnered to promote and protect human rights in Muslim-majority states. A number of rights are given specific focus, including the rights of women and children, freedom of expression and religion, as well as jihad and the laws of war. Human Rights and Islam emphasises the need for Muslims to rethink problematic areas of Islamic thought that are difficult to reconcile with contemporary conceptions of human rights. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  4. Using Human Rights to Counter Terrorism

    Using Human Rights to Counter Terrorism

    Edited by Manfred Nowak, Anne Charbord
    While providing a substantive legal analysis of the links between human rights and counter-terrorism, this book provides the tools to successfully argue that a human rights approach does not undermine the fight against terrorism. Through practical examples, it shows that a State’s lack of respect for human rights hinders its fight against terrorism and can be counter-productive. The contributing experts represent a wide breadth of experience at the national and international levels, and bring their unique approach to each cross-cutting topic. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  5. Contracting Human Rights

    Contracting Human Rights

    Edited by Alison Brysk, Michael Stohl
    By chronicling the continuing contest over the reach, range, and regime of rights, Contracting Human Rights analyzes the way forward in an era of many challenges. This multidisciplinary book contributes to building understanding of the maturation of human rights, from a dissident doctrine to a dynamic parameter of global governance and civil society. Through an examination of both global and local challenges to human rights, including loopholes, backlash, accountability, and new opportunities to move forward, this book analyzes trends across multiple-issue areas. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  6. The Legal Protection of Refugees with Disabilities

    The Legal Protection of Refugees with Disabilities

    Mary Crock, Laura Smith-Khan, Ron McCallum, Ben Saul
    This ground-breaking book focuses on the ‘forgotten refugees’, detailing people with disabilities who have crossed borders in search of protection from disaster or human conflict. The authors explore the intersection between one of the oldest international human rights treaties, the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, with one of the newest: the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Drawing on fieldwork in six countries hosting refugees in a variety of contexts – Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Uganda, Jordan and Turkey – the book examines how the CRPD is (or should) be changing the way that governments and aid agencies engage with and accommodate persons with disabilities in situations of displacement. The timeliness of the book is underscored by the adoption in mid-2016 of the UN Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action adopted at the World Humanitarian Summit. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  7. Expanding Human Rights

    Expanding Human Rights

    Edited by Alison Brysk, Michael Stohl
    The 21st century demands expanding rights, as the established human rights regime is necessary but not sufficient. This project will analyze the global dynamics of the mobilization of new actors, claims, institutions and modes of accountability. Our multi-disciplinary, multi-method analysis draws from a full range of global experience, with balanced attention to civil-political and social-economic rights; from LBGT movements in the new Europe to campaigns for the right to food in India. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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    2018   Paperback Price: $ 40.00   Web: $ 32.00
    Availability: Not yet published (pre-order)
  8. Refugees, Regionalism and Responsibility

    Refugees, Regionalism and Responsibility

    Penelope Mathew, Tristan Harley
    Regional cooperation is sometimes seen as the answer to refugee movements. This book examines whether regional arrangements have resulted in protection and durable solutions for refugees and how responsibility for refugees has been shared at the regional level. Posing critical questions about responsibility-sharing and regionalism, the book is a timely contribution on an issue garnering increasing attention as a result of maritime arrivals in the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  9. Human Rights, Export Credits and Development Cooperation

    Human Rights, Export Credits and Development Cooperation

    Barbara Linder
    This book analyses to what extent the current human rights system allows affected individuals to claim accountability for human rights violations resulting from bilateral development and export credit agency supported undertakings. The author explores three legal pathways: host state responsibility, home state responsibility and corporate responsibility. The book concludes with recommendations on how to strengthen human rights accountability and improve access to justice for adversely affected individuals. It will be of great interest to those researching the intersection between human rights, development cooperation, and investment. Learn More