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Advanced Introduction to International Human Rights Law

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Advanced Introduction to International Human Rights Law

2nd edition

9781839103186 Edward Elgar Publishing
Dinah L. Shelton, Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law (emeritus), George Washington University Law School, US and former member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (2010–2014)
Publication Date: October 2020 ISBN: 978 1 83910 318 6 Extent: c 336 pp
Now in its second edition, Dinah Shelton’s pioneering book provides a uniquely accessible introduction to the history and the latest developments in international human rights law. Exploring the origins, customs and institutions that have emerged globally and regionally in the last two centuries, this incisive book guides readers through the major treaties and declarations that form the foundations of the discipline today.

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Now in its second edition, Dinah Shelton’s pioneering book provides a uniquely accessible introduction to the history and the latest developments in international human rights law. Exploring the origins, customs and institutions that have emerged globally and regionally in the last two centuries, this incisive book guides readers through the major treaties and declarations that form the foundations of the discipline today.

Key features of this rigorously revised second edition include:
• Balanced, interdisciplinary coverage of both regional and international variations in human rights law, probing current challenges to the global regime
• Concise yet scrupulous coverage of historical and philosophical themes that have culminated in the present legal regime
• Updated statistics and ratification numbers to elucidate recent developments in human rights law.

Succinct and cutting-edge, this second edition will be an invaluable guide for seasoned academics and researchers in the field, as well as students at all levels who require a comprehensive introductory text. Its practical insights and key statistical data will also provide a versatile reference point for practitioners in the field.
Critical Acclaim
‘International human rights law has become increasingly complex in its substantive standards, institutional structures, and interface with national law. Dinah Shelton harnesses a lifetime of experience in studying and practicing human rights law to provide an exceptional overview of the field, rich with penetrating insights, fit for beginners and specialists alike.’
– Sean D. Murphy, George Washington University, US

‘This book provides a solid understanding of international human rights law at a time of increasing complexity, fragmentation and contestation. With depth and perspective, Dinah Shelton threads critical historical moments in the development, application and enforcement of this law. An invaluable source of knowledge and inspiration for anyone interested in the power and limits of international legal argument and available remedies for defending human rights.’
– Jessica Almqvist, Lund University, Sweden

Contents
Contents: Preface Part I: Introduction 1. Introduction 2. The East Asian National Systems of Political Economy Part II: Evolution of East Asian International Political Economy 3. The Chinese World Order 4. Modern Imperialism 5. The Cold War and the Economic Miracle 6. East Asia in Transition and China’s Rise Part III: Issues of East Asian Political Economy 7. The Political Economy of East Asian Production 8. The Political Economy of East Asian Trade 9. The Political Economy of East Asian Finance 10. The Political Economy of East Asian Monetary Relations 11. The Political Economy of East Asian Regionalism Index



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