1. Research Handbooks in Human Rights series

    Elgar Research Handbooks are original reference works designed to provide a broad overview of research in a given field while at the same time creating a forum for more challenging, critical examination of complex and often under-explored issues within that field. Chapters by international teams of contributors are specially commissioned by editors who carefully balance breadth and depth. Often widely cited, individual chapters present expert scholarly analysis and offer a vital reference point for advanced research. Taken as a whole they achieve a wide-ranging picture of the state-of-the-art. This highly original series offers a unique appraisal of the state-of-the-art of research and thinking in human rights law. Each volume, edited by a prominent expert, either covers a specific aspect of human rights law or looks at how human rights impacts upon, or intersects with, other areas of law. Combining positivist approaches to international and human rights law, with more critical approaches, the volumes also draw, where appropriate, on research from adjacent disciplines. Addressing current and sometimes controversial legal issues, as well as affording a clear substantive analysis of the law, these Research Handbooks are designed to inform as well as to contribute to current debates. Equally useful as reference tools or introductions to specific topics or issues, the Research Handbooks will be used by academic researchers, post-graduate students, practicing lawyers and lawyers in policy circles.

Books in this series

  1. Research Handbook on Labour, Business and Human Rights Law

    Research Handbook on Labour, Business and Human Rights Law

    Edited by Janice R. Bellace, Beryl ter Haar
    Inquisitive and diverse, this innovative Research Handbook explores the ways in which human rights apply to people at work, through national constitutional provisions, judicial decisions and the application of rights expressed in supranational instruments. Key topics include evaluation of the role of the ILO in developing and promoting internationally recognized labour rights, and the examination of the meaning of the obligation of business to respect human rights, considering the evolution from international soft law to incorporation in codes of conduct and the emerging requirement of due diligence. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  2. Research Handbook on Human Rights and Digital Technology

    Research Handbook on Human Rights and Digital Technology

    Edited by Ben Wagner, Matthias C. Kettemann, Kilian Vieth
    In a digitally connected world, the question of how to respect, protect and implement human rights has become unavoidable. This contemporary Research Handbook offers new insights into well-established debates by framing them in terms of human rights. It examines the issues posed by the management of key Internet resources, the governance of its architecture, the role of different stakeholders, the legitimacy of rule making and rule-enforcement, and the exercise of international public authority over users. Highly interdisciplinary, its contributions draw on law, political science, international relations and even computer science and science and technology studies. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 270.00   Web: $ 243.00
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  3. Research Handbook on Human Rights and the Environment

    Research Handbook on Human Rights and the Environment

    Edited by Anna Grear, Louis J. Kotzé
    Bringing together leading international scholars in the field, this Research Handbook interrogates, from various angles and positions, the fractious relationship between human rights and the environment and between human rights and environmental law. The Handbook provides researchers and students with a fertile source of reflection and engagement with this most important of contemporary legal relationships. Law’s complex role in the mediation of the relationship between humanity and the living order is richly reflected in this timely and authoritative collection. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 255.00   Web: $ 229.50
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  4. Research Handbook on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

    Research Handbook on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

    Edited by Robert Kolb, Gloria Gaggioli
    This fascinating Handbook explores the interplay between international human rights law and international humanitarian law, offering expert analysis on the increasingly complex issues surrounding their application in conflict areas across the world. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 298.00   Web: $ 268.20
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 69.95   Web: $ 55.96
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