Latest publication: The International Law of Human Rights

The International Law of Human Rights examines the fundamentals of human rights law from the advent of the United Nations Charter through to the challenging contemporary issues facing the human rights regime.

The second edition introduces the intricacies of human rights law and provides up-to-date coverage of human rights issues while exploring emerging areas of human rights law. Expert author commentary illuminates a range of examples while ‘Snapshots’ throughout the text demonstrate real life decisions, thoroughly covering the scope of human rights law.

This text has been restructured and comprehensively updated throughout to reflect current legislation, cases and international jurisprudence and is the ideal text for students of human rights law.


  • New chapter on International Law:
    • Public international law and the role of state sovereignty
    • International human rights law as a branch of public international law
    • The relationship between international law and municipal law
  • New chapter on Emerging Rights:
    • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity rights
    • Environmental rights
    • Extra-territorial human rights obligations
  • Chapters 10, 11 and 13 significantly revised with expanded discussions on:
    • Armed Conflict
    • Terrorism and Counter-terrorism
    • Corporations and human rights

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