Advanced Introduction to International Human Rights Law

2nd edition

Elgar Advanced Introductions series

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)

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.

‘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

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