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Research Handbook on International Law and Human Security

9781800376960 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Gerd Oberleitner, UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security, Institute of International Law and International Relations, University of Graz, Austria
Publication Date: October 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80037 696 0 Extent: c 464 pp
This comprehensive Research Handbook considers the place of human security, both in practice and as a concept, within international law, examining the preconditions for and consequences of applying human security to international legal thinking and practice. It also proposes a future international law in which human security is central to the law’s purpose.

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This comprehensive Research Handbook considers the place of human security, both in practice and as a concept, within international law, examining the preconditions for and consequences of applying human security to international legal thinking and practice. It also proposes a future international law in which human security is central to the law’s purpose.

Contributions by leading authors in the field, critically engage with 25 years of human security practice in different areas of international law and explore the challenges, successes and setbacks of realising human security in a state-based international legal order whilst re-conceptualizing central elements of international law, from a human security perspective. Organised around six core themes, the Research Handbook shows how human security can be used as an overarching framework to preserve peace, protect people and counter vulnerability through international law.

Progressive and engaging, this Research Handbook will be a key resource for scholars and students of public international law, security, and international relations, who wish to further their knowledge of human security as the central purpose of international law.
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‘The principles and values of human security are as relevant as they ever were to the challenges faced by the world, but the obstacles to human security remain formidable in an inhospitable political environment. This collection, bringing together scholars from across the globe, presents original and insightful perspectives on a range of themes related to human security, with an emphasis upon international law. It genuinely takes the human security debate forward, and it is an excellent resource for researchers, students and policy analysts.’
– Edward Newman, University of Leeds, UK and Former UN official, United Nations University
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Contributors include: Elizabeth Abi-Mershed, Wolfgang Benede,  Miriam Bradley, Dug Cubie, Shireen Daft, Alistair Edgar, Dorothy Estrada-Tanck, Susana Ferreira, Lisa Forman, Denise Garcia, Des Gasper, Oscar A. Gómez, Verónica Gómez, Pierre Hauck, Matthew Kang, Samuel M. Makinda, Rashida Manjoo, Benoît Mayer, James Meernik, Yoichi Mine, Ako Muto, Hitoshi Nasu, Laura Neack, Gerd Oberleitner, Wafula Okumu, Sven Peterke, Sahana Ramdas, Iavor Rangelov, Cedric Ryngaert, Dahlia Simangan, Gabriela Steier
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