Theory & reality in the international protection of human rights

J. Shand Watson

Presents a defence of the traditional theory of international law -- based on a decentralised nation-state system of international relations -- as being more appropriate for the analysis of its subject than more recent variants that allow for supranational redress at an increasingly personal level. In particular, Professor Watson shows how the proponents of the international human rights regime persistently use a legislative mode of reasoning, and how international law cannot sustain this technique. He holds that violation of the right to life is best adjudicated within a customary system, and concludes that the validity of the norms of international human rights has yet to be demonstrated.

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Chapter I. The Gap Between Theory and Reality
  • Chapter II. State Practice and Consent in the Choice of Legal Theory
  • Chapter III. Coercion, and the Motivation to Comply with Human Rights Norms
  • Chapter IV. Custom as the True Practice of States
  • Chapter V. General Assembly Resolutions as a Source of Human Rights
  • Chapter VI. Treaties, Obligation, and Nonenforcement
  • Chapter VII. Subsidiary Sources
  • Chapter VIII. Domestic Jurisdiction versus International Jurisdiction
  • Chapter IX. Humanitarian Intervention and Nonenforcement
  • Chapter X. The Role of Natural Law and Natural Rights
  • Chapter XI. The Efficacy of Domestic Secondary Norms
  • Index

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書名 Theory & reality in the international protection of human rights
著作者等 Watson, J. Shand
書名別名 Theory and reality in the international protection of human rights
出版元 Transnational Publishers
刊行年月 c1999
ページ数 x, 333 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 1571050973
NCID BA43963787
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国